Check out our Innovative Short Fiction Contest on Facebook

The Conium Review‘s Innovative Short Fiction Contest is in full swing, and now there’s a Facebook event page so you can easily remember the deadline and invite friends to submit: https://www.facebook.com/events/568889706531007/

Please spread the word.  Every submission helps support the contest and our journal’s future publications.

Call for guest reviewers and bloggers

Hey, bloggers and book reviewers. From November 1st to December 1st, we’re seeking new blog posts. Send us interviews, writing strategies, reading habits, and anything else related to writing and reading.

Be a part of The Conium Review‘s growing online presence. Our print publication has been called “spectacular” by Small Press Reviews, and Prick of the Spindle says we’re “raising a unique voice.  And it’s one worth listening to.”

We’re looking for polished writing; make sure your language is crisp and creative. Every blog submission is considered by at least two staff readers before we decide to accept or reject it, so make sure your prose is engaging; you need to impress both staff readers.

See the blog post guidelines here, and check out the book review guidelines here.

Or go submit your posts through our Submittable page.

If you have an idea for a regular column or feature? E-mail us here: editors@coniumreview.com

Thanks for submitting!

Contest posted on Duotrope’s Digest

Duotrope’s Digest just listed our upcoming Innovative Short Fiction Contest ($500 prize and publication for the winning author).  You can find the listing here.

The contest opens to submissions on December 15th.  If you use Duotrope, click “track” to add the contest deadline to your list of tracked markets.  And while you’re clicking around, why not click “Favorite This Market.”

As always, remember to report your submission response times.  The more authors that report submissions, the more accurate and useful the database becomes for everybody.

Introducing our Innovative Short Fiction Contest

We’re pleased to announce the 2014 Innovative Short Fiction Contest.  Innovative writing takes risks that pay off.  Show us something new with your subject, style, setting, or characters.  Be bold.  Be creative.  Get weird with it.

Miniature Wife CoverThe winning writer receives $500, publication in The Conium Review, five free copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s book.

We’ll be open for contest submissions between December 15th and March 15th.  Until then, check out the contest guidelines and get your manuscripts ready.  You can also join our virtual mailing list if you want to get occasional e-mails about upcoming calls for submissions, contests, and other news.

Our judge is Manuel Gonzales.  He is the author of The Miniature Wife and Other Stories (Riverhead Books, 2013).  He is also the current executive director of the Austin Bat Cave, a nonprofit writing center for children.

Announcing the Guest Editor for Vol. 2, No. 1

We’ve selected Marc Schuster as Guest Editor for Vol. 2, No. 1 of The Conium Review, due out in early 2013.  Marc is the author of two novels: The Grievers (The Permanent Press, 2012) and The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom and Party Girl (The Permanent Press, 2011).  And Marc teaches writing and literature courses at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

You can submit to our next issue here: http://www.coniumreview.com/general-poetryfiction.html

And you can learn more about our new Guest Editor at his website.

“The Conium Review” is Looking for a Guest Editor

Vol. 1, No. 2 is almost completely wrapped up, and it’ll ship to bookstores and subscribers in July!  This means that Ian Chung has completed his stint as Guest Editor.  We’re conducting our search for the next Guest Editor now; if you’d like to work on an issue on The Conium Review, please visit this link for more details.

http://www.coniumreview.com/call-for-guest-editors.html

The Conium Review Comes to WordPress

The Conium Review is a print-based literary journal from Portland, Oregon.  Our first issue is due out February, 2012.  If you’re interested in submitting your poetry or fiction, visit http://coniumreview.com/guidelines

Our website’s home page uses Tumblr’s blogging platform, but we’re happy to integrate WordPress into our blogging repertoire too.  We’re also active on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for you social media aficionados.

At The Conium Review, we love books; our journal is strictly a print publication.  However, we recognize the importance of electronic media, and we love how blogs let us connect with readers on a daily basis.

This blog’s RSS feed will be sourced for our podcast, so you’ll see all the free MP3 downloads first.  There will be plenty of shared blogging between our various feeds, but we will also post some content specifically for this blog.