Thank you for your interest in publishing your work with Atticus Review. We are an online journal that publishes stories, poems, essays and other forms of creative digital media.
POETRY AND FICTION SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED. WE DO NOT HAVE A RE-OPEN DATE FOR EITHER GENRE AT THIS TIME.
More detail on what we look for is on each of the individual submission pages below.
We only consider unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please withdraw your work immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
Wait time on submissions could be anywhere between six weeks and three months.
MIXED MEDIA SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN YEAR-ROUND:
Atticus Review seeks all types of electronic/digital/interactive literature as well as short/experimental films, book trailers, audio soundscapes and sonic compositions. If you like to push literary boundaries via digital technologies, send us your best.
To submit, send an email with subject “Mixed Media Submission” to firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, we prefer that you send links to media on Vimeo or YouTube or Soundcloud (or wherever the work is posted online) rather than send us audio/video files directly.
WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT ACCEPTING BOOK REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, OR BOOK REVIEW PROPOSALS.
SUPERUNKNOWN: STORIES ABOUT SONGS:
Submissions for this series are closed indefinitely.
FOR ALL WORK:
By agreeing to have Atticus Review publish a story, essay, poem, or other work (“The Work”) the author of The Work (“Author”) agrees to grant Atticus Review first rights to publish The Work at atticusreview.org as well as the right to include The Work in a future issue of the Atticus Review Print Annual. After first publication by Atticus Review, and excepting the possible future inclusion in the Atticus Review Print Annual, all rights to The Work revert back to Author. If Author publishes The Work elsewhere after Atticus Review’s initial publication, Atticus Review requests that acknowledgement be given to Atticus Review in the journal, Web site, anthology, or other publication.
For Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, and Fiction submitted on or after September 19th, 2020, contributors will be offered a one-time payment in the amount of $10 total for one accepted prose piece or $10 total for a group of submitted poems.
At this time, we do not pay for Mixed Media submissions.
Anybody who subscribes at any level to our Patreon page can submit for free. Please email us at email@example.com and we will send you a link to where you can submit.
We also offer FREE submissions for all categories on the first of each month from 9 am until midnight.
Please note: At this time, we are especially interested in reading CNF from writers of color.
Send one piece of up to 4,000 words. Please keep formatting simple: Times New Roman, 12 pt., double-spaced. Please use only one space between sentences, not two. We only consider unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please withdraw your work immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.
We especially like Flash CNF. Pieces that are 800 words or less. Pieces that don't need a lot of space to get their point across. If you are submitting Flash CNF, then you can submit up to three pieces (in one document).
With CNF, we like seeing the small set against the big picture. We want to know why this matters. We want writing that engages our hearts and minds. We like lyrical. We like dark humor. We like pieces that look inward and confront shame.
In addition to our role as editors for Atticus Review, we also are writers who are bad submitters. We get intimidated. We fear rejection. So please know that your work will be shown respect, and reviewed with eyes that have stared at submit buttons for too long before nervous fingers finally clicked. We know what a gift it is for you to give us something you spent hours honing, tweaking, editing, getting just right.