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We are reviving and redefining small press publishing, supporting independent poets and writers.

About Us:

The Conium Review is a small press publication from Portland, Oregon.  We publish poetry and fiction from local, national, and international authors.  The first issue is due out in February, 2012.

Our Funding Goals:

If we reach our funding goal, we can make sure this first issue is a high-quality print edition.  In an era when print media is marginalized, we are believers in the allure of “new book smell.”  We want to produce a 150+ page inaugural issue, complete with a full-color cover, professional binding, publisher grade paper, and full bleed printing.

Right now, our small volunteer-based staff is reviewing hundreds of manuscripts submitted by talented writers across the globe.  With enough funding, we can afford give away free copies to the authors selected for inclusion in the issue.  We also want to donate copies to libraries and charities, push the magazine through various distribution channels, and host literature readings in Portland, Oregon.  In short, funding helps get our publication into the hands of more readers.

Of course, we still utilize technology to support our old-school publishing methods, offering online reviews, interviews, podcasts, and social network integration.

So let’s recap...

Your donation supports independent writing and publishing, giving us the funds to:

  • 1. Print a perfect bound magazine with a full-color cover.
  • 2. Give free copies to authors featured in the issue.
  • 3. Get our publication into bookstores and donate copies to libraries/charities.
  • 4. Host literature readings/workshops in Portland and other cities.

Even $1 helps.  Please support The Conium Review and independent publishing.

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    Your name is listed in a kindly worded thank you posting on our website’s home page and RSS feed after the Kickstarter campaign closes.

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    Same as the $1 reward, but we also add a URL to your name (if you want us to), such as a link to your blog or social networking profile.

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    A copy of the publication is mailed to you when it comes out, and you still get the "thank you" posting and link on our website. If you live outside of the continental United States, please donate a few extra dollars to help with the additional shipping costs.

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    In addition to the free issue and the website "thank you" perks, you are thanked over the virtual airwaves on our next podcast.

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    You get everything above, plus your name is listed on a "Friends/Sponsors" page in the literary magazine's first issue.

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    Along with the rewards above, you also get listed on the "Friends/Sponsors" page for a full year. That's a thank you post, website link, copy of the first issue, podcast mention, and year of recognition in the journal.

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    You receive the rewards above, and you get an in-depth manuscript consultation. Send us up to 7,500 words of fiction or 10 pages of poetry, and we’ll send back loads of compliments and criticisms. We’ll be brutal but fair. You gain a fresh perspective, and you can use our notes to make your draft even better.

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    You receive all the other rewards, plus your donation commissions a one of kind saddle-stitched chapbook, mailed directly to your doorstep. Writing is what we do best, and we think a thoughtful, unique story is a great way to thank our most generous backers.

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