The Conium Review (Fall 2013) Cover Art Unveiled & Pre-Orders on Sale
We’re pleased to unveil the cover art for The Conium Review, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Fall 2013). The artwork, entitled “River Horse,” is courtesy of Loren Kantor.
Pre-orders of the issue are currently on sale through our Online Store. For a limited time, pre-orders are available for $10.00 (normal list price is $12.00). Reserve your copy of the Fall 2013 issue now!
Book Review - “Stray Decorum” (Dzanc Books, 2012)
Adam Padgett (a contributor to The Conium Review’s upcoming Spring 2013 issue) reviews Stray Decorum, by George Singleton (Dzanc Books, 2012). Read the full article here.
Book Review - “Counting Sheep Till Doomsday” (BlazeVOX [books], 2011)
Guest reviewer Michele Merens profiles Carlo Matos and discusses his poetry from Counting Sheep Till Doomsday (BlazeVOX [books], 2011). Read the full article.
Book Review – “The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction” (Rose Metal Press, 2012)
Guest reviewer Carole Mertz takes a look at the Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction, edited by Dinty W. Moore. Check out Carole’s full review on our website.
“Bear Season” slated for release next spring (pre-order and get our latest issue too)!
The Conium Review is continuing to expand its catalogue. Bear Season, by Bernie Hafeli will be released in late February, 2013 in association with our journal.
For a limited time, when you pre-order Bear Season, you’ll receive a free copy of The Conium Review‘s upcoming “Spring 2013″ issue.
Bernie Hafeli’s Bear Season follows the journey of an eleven year-old boy and his rough-hewn uncle, both of whom embark on parallel quests for self-discovery. The coming-of-age story juxtaposes against the uncle’s historical narrative—reflecting on his time in the Polish military during World War II, stationed alongside the legendary soldier bear, Wojtek.
The author, Bernie Hafeli, holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco, and his works have appeared in The Berkeley Fiction Review, 34th Parallel, The Rejected Quarterly, and elsewhere.
This Year’s Pushcart Prize Nominees
Our nominations for the Pushcart Prize are in the mail. Congratulations to this year’s nominees!
From the The Conium Review‘sSpring 2012 issue, the Pushcart nominees are:
- “Nogoodfornothin’,” by Nick Sanford (fiction)
- “Buy Your Own,” by Margarita Meklina (fiction)
- “Dear Penthouse,” by Benjamin Schachtman (fiction)
- “Earl Grey Moonlight,” by Ben Nardolilli (poetry)
And from our Fall 2012 issue, the nominees are:
- “Inside/Man,” by Tigh Rickman (fiction)
- “Sunrise in Honolulu,” by Kirby Wright (poetry)
Book Review – “Fables” (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2011)
Our Associate Editor, Tristan Beach, reviews Sarah Goldstein’s debut book, Fables (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2011). Read the full review here.
Spring 2013 Cover Art Unveiled
We’ve selected cover art and created the mock-up for Vol. 2, No. 1.
The artwork is by Ivan de Monbrison. His work has appeared in NY Arts Magazine, Anobium, and elsewhere. His work has been exhibited internationally, at galleries including Espace42, the Siena Art Institute, and Galerie du Croissant.
Our Guest Editor for Vol. 2, No. 1 was Marc Schuster, author of The Grievers and The Singular Exploits of Wonder Mom & Party Girl. The issue features poetry and fiction from a variety of new and established authors. It’s due out in February, 2013. You can pre-order the issue from our online store.
Chapbook Pre-Orders on Sale Now!
In mid-September, our Managing Editor announced our small press’ latest project on Burdock Radio. And now we’re ready start the pre-order for High Art & Love Poems, a chapbook by Keith Gaustad, scheduled for release in early December!
The pre-order period starts today and lasts until November 15th. To encourage early pre-orders, we’re offering signed copies and a discounted rate when you bundle High Art & Love Poems with the first issue of The Conium Review. To pre-order the chapbook, or browse our other publications, visit our Online Store.
Jim Chapson, author of Scholia (Syracuse University Press) says ”In these amulets against despair, the poet Keith Gaustad inoculates the reader against the follies of our age … “
And Paul Vogel, author of The Empty Quarter (Teppichfresser Press) raves “Gaustad serves up a fin de siècle salad with a side of weltschmerz … creating lyric paroxysms that fall like fiery plops of spittle … “
The special bundled rate and will only be offered as long as supplies last, so claim your copy of this chapbook and The Conium Review today!
Book Review - “On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths” (Copper Canyon Press, 2012)
Susan Lynch reviews Lucia Perillo’s latest poetry collection, On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths (Copper Canyon Press, 2012).