May 2014
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The final issue of Conte, volume 9, issue 2, is available now here. We would like to offer our sincere gratitude to all of our contributors and to everyone who’s been reading with us these past nine years.

Congratulations are due to contributor Karen Skolfield, who has won the 2014 PEN New England Award in Poetry for her debut collection Frost in the Low Areas. Her poem “Sturm ind Drang” originally appeared in Conte 7.1 and is included in the book. You can read more at the PEN New England website.

Mar 2014

 We are pleased to announce our nominees for this year’s prestigious Best New Poets anthology:


–Claudia M. Stanek for her poem "14th St., Buffalo, NY"

–Gabriel Arquilevich for his poem "To the Summer Poets Conferencing the Ski Resort"


Both of these selections were made from Conte 9.1, our most recent issue.

Congratulations, poets, and best of luck!

Mar 2014
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We apologize that our latest  issue, Conte 9.2, will be delayed from winter to spring on account of some lingering technical concerns. Look for it to publish in early May. Until then, we appreciate your patience, and let us kindly reiterate that we won’t open our next reading period until later this year.

Last October we were thrilled to publish Roger Weingarten’s poetic sequence "The Four Gentlemen and Their Footman" as part of our ongoing series, Conte Presents. While you can still view the poem’s original incarnation here, we are pleased to announce that the poem is now available as a free electronic chapbook, featuring paintings by Kate Fetherston and an afterword by Marcus Cafagna. We hope you enjoy these wild, kinetic, and expressive sestinas as much as we do. Indeed, several contributing editors for the forthcoming Pushcart Prize anthology have now nominated the project for this prestigious award!

We are thrilled to announce that Stephen Lackaye’s poem "Beyond the Hall of Music" and Bruce Bond’s poem "Via Negativa" (both published in Conte 8.2) were recently named finalists for the 2013 Best of the Net Anthology from Sundress Publications! Congratulations, gentlemen!

Congratulations are in order for Sally Rosen Kindred, whose poem "His Clarinet" appeared in Conte 6.1, since her second poetry collection Book of Asters was recently published by Mayapple Press. Kudos, Sally!