The Conium Review

About the Contest

The winning story will be published in The Conium Review‘s next issue. The winning author will receive $500, five copies of the issue, and a copy of the judge’s latest book.

Innovative short fiction should take risks that pay off. Don’t tell us a story we’ve already heard before. Show us something new with your subject, style, or characters. Make sure your writing has a “wow” factor.

The 2016 contest judge is Lindsay Hunter. Lindsay is the author of Ugly Girls (FSG Originals, 2014), Don’t Kiss Me (FSG Originals, 2013), and Daddy’s(Featherproof Books, 2010). Her next novel, Eat Only When You’re Hungry, is forthcoming from FSG Originals. If you are a family member, coworker, or student of the judge, you are ineligible for this contest.