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"This Childhood, sponsored by Chanel," by Eliza Tudor

New story: “This Childhood, sponsored by Chanel,” by Eliza Tudor

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1. “What do we do before we eat?” Rhetorical. Don’t ever forget, my children.

“We take a picture,” the five of us muttered. Pim just pounded her tiny fist on the table while watching Mama. Mama was up the ladder, her eye obscured, exchanged for a larger one, a creature looking down at us.

One more breath.

“Now,” she called. Our hands reaching out for bread and butter. “Pause.” We stopped,…

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"Far Afield," by Anthony Martin

New flash fiction posted on our website: “Far Afield,” by Anthony Martin

Chicago Skyline

That creaking is the building swaying in the wind. Carpenter’s officemate gave a start when it happened on his first day. It is designed to do that, Mitchell, so I wouldn’t be concerned. The Sears Tower, you know the one in Chicago, it’s on these tremendous rollers so that even a tornado wouldn’t do it in. The creaking is just lateral give, he says, and thinks, When Rita sat where you sat she…

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Book Review: “Made to Break,” by D. Foy

Book Review: “Made to Break,” by D. Foy on Heavy Feather Review’s website

Our Managing Editor, James R. Gapinski, has a new book review of D. Foy’s Made to Break (Two Dollar Radio, 2014) at Heavy Feather Review.  Check it out here.

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New story posted: “Hash” by Trevor Dodge: http://wp.me/p4Pppd-lt

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New story posted: “Hash” by Trevor Dodge: http://wp.me/p4Pppd-lt

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New Story Posted! “From the Files of Abdul Q. Rosenblatt, Genie to the Stars,” by Molly Lazer

Client #18: A.P. Sometimes I don’t understand people. He could have just asked to be king. Instead, he wished for super-strength to pull some sword out of some stone.

New Story Posted! “From the Files of Abdul Q. Rosenblatt, Genie to the Stars,” by Molly Lazer

Client #18: A.P. Sometimes I don’t understand people. He could have just asked to be king. Instead, he wished for super-strength to pull some sword out of some stone.

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Announcing the 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest Judge: Amelia Gray

We’re pleased to announce that Amelia Gray will judge The Conium Review’s 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest. 

Announcing the 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest Judge: Amelia Gray

We’re pleased to announce that Amelia Gray will judge The Conium Review’s 2015 Innovative Short Fiction Contest. 

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Contributor Update: Chelsea Werner-Jatzke published in Monkeybicycle

Contributor Update: Chelsea Werner-Jatzke published in Monkeybicycle

One of our former contributors, Chelsea Werner-Jatzke, has been published in Monkeybicycle.  Check it out!

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"Murmuration," by Jan LaPerle

New Flash Fiction Posted: “Murmuration,” by Jan LaPerle

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Say hello to the “new” Conium Review

Say hello to the “new” Conium Review

The website update and redesign is complete!  There will still be a few broken links and half-finished pages for a while, but it’s mostly done.

The new look is more than skin deep.  The Conium Review is undergoing a lot of exciting changes.  Don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere.  We’re growing.  It’s a good thing.

So let’s talk publications.  Moving forward, we’re a “fiction-only” publication.

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The Conium Review’s website will be down for a couple days

Website will be down for a couple days (but blog will stay up)

Our website will be down for a couple days.  We’ve performing some major updates, shifting web hosts, and generally spicin’ things up around here.

The blog will remain active through most of the upgrade, but the main site (including our store) will be down.  If you have questions about the journal, submissions, or purchases, you can always e-mail us at editors@coniumreview.com

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