Originally released from Chicago in 2008, Conclave: A Journal of Character is a bi-annual print and e- journal of character-focused writing and photography.
We reflect an assembly of characters, as well as the artists and writers who dream them up. We chose conclave because it means a gathering, a private chamber, a room that may be locked. It has the Latin roots of com (meaning “with” or “together”) and clavis (meaning “key”).

Authors who have won awards for their writing either in Conclave or elsewhere:

Jenny Milchman was nominated for the Edgar Award.

Jane Yolen won: the Special World Fantasy Award (for Favorite Folktales From Around the World), The Catholic Library Association's Regina Medal for her body of children's literature, the Nebula Award for Novelette for "Lost Girls", the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement at the 2010 World Fantasy Convention, and was nominated for World Fantasy Award for Anthology/Collection and World Fantasy Award for Best Novella and World Fantasy Award for Best Novel.

Jessica Amanda Salmonson has won the World Fantasy Award for best collection and the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Science Fiction/Fantasy. C.J. Cherryh has won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, several Hugo Awards, the Locus Award, the Oklahoma Book Award, and others.

Geffrey Davis has won the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize.

Laura Leigh Morris was a National Endowment for the Arts artist-in-residence.

Martin Willitts Jr. won the William K. Hathaway award.

Sara Backer was a book club pick as well as a nominee for the Kiriyama Prize.

Peter S. Beagle has won, among many others, the Inkpot, Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Lifetime Achievement in Fantasy awards.

William Bernhardt has sold more than 10 million books in several different countries throughout the world. He has been nominated for the Oklahoma Book Award fourteen times in three different categories (Fiction, Poetry, and Young Adult) and has twice won, in 1995 and 1999. In 1998 he received the Southern Writers Guild's Gold Medal Award. In 2000, he was honored with the H. Louise Cobb Distinguished Author Award, which is given "in recognition of an outstanding body of work that has profoundly influenced the way in which we understand ourselves and American society at large." That same year, he was presented with a Career Achievement Award at the 2000 Booklovers Convention in Houston. He has also been inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. In 2009, he received the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award from the University of Scranton, making him the only author to receive both the Davis and the Cobb Distinguished Author awards.

Elizabeth Ann Scarborough won the Nebula Award.

We also have featured a number of published poets and authors, including Karen Essex, author of a number of best-sellers such as: Kleopatra, Pharaoh, Leonardo's Swans, Stealing Athena, and Dracula in Love: A Novel

And Shana Abe, author of: A Rose in Winter, The Promise of Rain, The Truelove Bride, Intimate Enemies, A Kiss at Midnight, The Secret Swan, The Last Mermaid, The Sweetest Dark, The Deepest Night, The Smoke Thief, The Dream Thief, Queen of Dragons, The Treasure Keeper, and The Time Weaver.

ISSN 1941-8981