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James R. Gapinski’s story, “Migratory Patterns,” was one of 25 finalists for Glimmer Train‘s recent “Very Short Fiction Award.”
Read the full list of winners and finalists here.
Hillary Leftwich’s story, “A Small Infestation Following a Big Stroke of Luck,” was recently published in Monkeybicycle. Congrats on the publication, Hillary!
Her work has also recently appeared recently in NANO Fiction and is forthcoming in Progenitor. Follow Hillary on Twitter at @hillaryleftwich.
Thomas Dodson’s “The Death of Elpenor” will appear in the next issue of The Chicago Quarterly Review.
Additionally, the magazine Tom edits, Printer’s Devil Review, has just released a new issue. You can find the latest PDR here.
Congrats on the upcoming publication and on putting out another issue of Printer’s Devil Review!
Our Managing Editor, James R. Gapinski, reviews Ashley Farmer’s Beside Myself (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2014). You can find the review at Heavy Feather Review.
The 2014 Innovative Short Fiction contest has ended, and Manuel Gonzales has selected the winner. Congratulations to Tom Howard and his short story, “American Rag Story.” This year’s judge, Manuel Gonzales, noted that this piece was “funny and tragic and formally interesting,” and he also liked that “it didn’t take itself too seriously.” Tom Howard’s work has appeared recently in ARDOR, Storm Cellar, Quarter After Eight, Digital Americana and elsewhere. He lives with his wife in Arlington, Virginia. Tom will receive a $500 prize, and his story will be published in the next issue of The Conium Review, due out later in 2014.
This year’s finalists were Amy Blakemore, Jack Granath, D. V. Klenak, Jan LaPerle, and Christine Texeira. Honorable mentions include Colleen Burner, Julie Curwin, Will Kaufman, and Kendall Klym.
The Conium Review editorial staff thanks everybody who submitted and supported this contest. We look forward to announcing next year’s judge soon, and we hope many of you will consider submitting again in 2015.
Susan Lynch (one of our Associate Editors) will be reading at the Richard Hugo House in Seattle, WA on Saturday, April 26th. She’s reading as part of the Lit.mustest reading series.
The night’s featured reader is Carol Casella. She is the author of three novels: Oxygen (Simon & Schuster, 2008), Healer (Simon & Schuster, 2010), and Gemini (Simon & Schuster, 2014).
Where: Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, Seattle, Washington 98122
When: 7:00pm to 10:00pm on Saturday, April 26th.
This is an all-ages event open to the public.
There will be a cash bar.
Admission is free.
Parking is available at Hugo House. Street parking is free around Cal Anderson Park after 6pm.
Find this event on Facebook.
The Conium Review‘s Associate Editor, Tristan Beach, was recently published in Rawboned. Read his poem, “Grants Pass, OR: 2013,” here.
Congrats on the publication, Tristan!
Hillary Leftwich’s flash fiction piece, “Free Lunch,” won the 2014 Writers Studio Literary Contest and is nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Hillary is one of our Fiction Editors. Her work is forthcoming in NANO Fiction, she’s a co-founder of the Denver Shitty Writers group, and she was recently interviewed by The Missouri Review for their Working Writer Series.
This year’s Innovative Short Fiction Contest judge, Manuel Gonzales, will teach at the newly established University of Kentucky MFA Program. Other MFA Program faculty at the University of Kentucky include DaMaris Hill, Julia Johnson, Gurney Norman, Erik Reece, Frank X. Walker, Andrew Ewell, and Hannah Pittard.
Manuel Gonzales is the author of The Miniature Wife and Other Stories, and he recently received an American Academy of Arts and Letters award for his collection.
Congratulations on the new teaching job, Manuel!