The Pushcart nomination process ended over the weekend, and we’ve mailed our contenders out. The Conium Review‘s nominees for 2014 are:
- “A Kidnapping and a Church Van,” by Adam Padgett (fiction, Spring 2013)
- “Of Course I Will Return It,” by Shellie Zacharia (fiction, Spring 2013)
- “Orgasm,” by Robert Dart (fiction, Spring 2013)
- “Sonora,” by Natalie Peeterse (poetry, Fall 2013)
Come see our upcoming contest judge, Manuel Gonzales, reading from The Miniature Wife and Other Stories at the AWP 2014 Conference.
Manuel will read on Saturday, March 1st at the Washington State Convention Center, Level 6 for the event “Celebrating 20 Years of Extraordinary Fiction at Riverhead Books.” The readings go from 1:30 pm to 2:45 pm. In addition to Manuel’s reading, you’ll hear recent work from Jess Row (author of Nobody Ever Gets Lost), Danielle Evans (author of Before Your Suffocate Your Own Fool Self), and Nami Mun (author of Miles from Nowhere).
One of William Cass’s stories, entitled ”Empathy,” was selected as the fiction winner in The Examined Life Journal
‘s recent writing contest.
William Cass was a contributor to The Conium Review‘s Spring 2013 issue. Congratulations on the winning story, William!
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Printer’s Devil Review has just released a new issue, featuring several poems, a short story about queer life in rural America, and a story by David Varderman that’s accompanied by illustrations from Harriet Burbeck. This issue also features excerpts from Gemma Cooper-Novack’s novel Go Home Faster, Jade Sylvan’s memoir Kissing Oscar Wilde, artwork from Keith Francis, and more. You can find the issue here: http://www.pdrjournal.org/fall2013
Fall 2013 contributor, Thomas Dodson, edits and designs Printer’s Devil Review.
Margarita Meklina’s flash “Waiting for Warhol,” originally written in English, was just published in Star 82 Review. Her short story “Ai Weiwei’s Owls,” translated from Russian by Krystyna A. Steiger, appeared in the newly released Reunion: The Dallas Review #3. Finally, her novella, “Death in the Air,” whose title refers to a Mexican neo-expressionist Julio Galán’s death on the plane from brain hemorrhaging, was picked up by the Japanese magazine Shuei-Sha, and is slated to be published, in Japanese translation, this year.
Margarita was a contributor to The Conium Review‘s Spring 2013 issue.
Steven Wineman’s essay “Singing in Our Chains: Reflections on Death” appears in the current issue (#24) of 34th Parallel.
Steven was a contributor to our Spring 2012 issue with his short story, “Last Woman Standing.”
Nicholas Kriefall was a contributor to our Fall 2013 issue. Recently, his work was published in The Ampersand Review, and is forthcoming in Poetry Quarterly and The Spoon River Poetry Review.
Rob Dart (contributor to our Spring 2013 issue) recently released his latest novel, Shed, and it’s now available on Amazon. You can also find Rob’s other releases here.
Kirby Wright has been a regular contributor to The Conium Review, with work appearing in our Spring 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013 issues. His latest poetry collection, The Widow from Lake Bled, has just been published by Moon Pie Press.
He has published several other books, including Punahou Blues, Moloka’i Nui Ahina, and Before the City on Lemon Shark Press.
Our Associate Editor, Tristan Beach, had this to say about The Widow from Lake Bled:
Whether it be a Hawaiian beach or an attic in eastern Europe, each locale is rendered in precise and empathic verse. Wright’s poems are wrought with such care and intelligence — testaments to his mastery of craft.
Congratulations on the new book, Kirby!