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.

If you’re a writer who tests limits, we want to read your best stuff. We tend to like work that makes us think. We like work that toys with genre boundaries. We like subversive. We like heartfelt. We like lyrical. We like enchanting. We like weird. We like dark humor. We are the island of misfit toys. If you feel like you belong on this island, please send your work our way.

We only consider unpublished work. Simultaneous submissions are fine, but please withdraw your work immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. 


TO SUBMIT BOOKS TO REVIEW (AUTHORS/PUBLISHERS):

Please send the following to bookreviews@atticusreview.org:

Book Title

Relevant Press Releases

Author Links 

A Short Summary

Our reviews tend to be around 800 words. Please understand that we can't say yes to every book we are pitched and we can't review every book we say yes to. We are a small, volunteer staff and while we love what we do, there are certain realities. 

TO SUBMIT A WRITTEN REVIEW:

Please send the following to bookreviews@atticusreview.org:

A draft of the review, attached

Pertinent information (such as author and publisher info)

Why the review is a good fit for Atticus Review 

We are open to different writing styles/approaches, anything that's not a high school book report!  Please read our previous reviews to see the types of material we cover. Please also understand at this time we cannot pay for reviews.


FOR MIXED MEDIA SUBMISSIONS:

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 mixedmedia@atticusreview.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.

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.

Atticus Review is happy to announce our third annual Poetry Contest judged by Roberto Carlos Garcia.

  • You may submit up to three (3) poems
  • Contest submission fee is $10
  • You may submit multiple times
  • Entries should be previously unpublished
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please alert us if a poem is accepted elsewhere
  • Please do not put your name or identifying information anywhere in the file containing your submission
  • Please no submissions from colleagues, former students, or close acquaintances of the Contest Judge
  • All submissions will be considered for publication

Prizes:
First Prize: $350
Second Prize: $150
Third Prize: $50

Deadline:
April 5th, 2020

About the Judge: 

Poet, storyteller, and essayist Roberto Carlos Garcia is founder of the cooperative press Get Fresh Books Publishing, A NonProfit that publishes exclusively full-length poetry collections and chapbooks.

Roberto Carlos Garcia is a self-described “sancocho […] of provisions from the Harlem Renaissance, the Spanish Poets of 1929, the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican School, and the Modernists.” He is rigorously interrogative of himself and the world around him, conveying “nakedness of emotion, intent, and experience,” and he writes extensively about the Afro-Latinx and Afro-diasporic experience. His second poetry collection, black / Maybe, is available from Willow Books. Roberto’s first collection, Melancolía, is available from Červená Barva Press. 

His poems and prose have appeared or are forthcoming in POETRY Magazine, The BreakBeat Poets Vol 4: LatiNEXTBettering American Poetry Vol. 3, The Root, Those People, Rigorous, Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day, Gawker, Barrelhouse, The Acentos Review, Lunch Ticket, and many others.

Follow Roberto @TheSpokenMind and Get Fresh Books @GFBPublishing.


The Atticus Review Poetry Contest, 2020 


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 stories. 

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—for free!— something you spent hours honing, tweaking, editing, getting just right.

Send one story 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. This is not the place to submit novels or collections.

We especially like Flash Fiction. Stories that are 800 words or less. Stories that don't need a lot of space to get their point across. If you are submitting Flash, then you can submit up to three stories. 

We want stories that engage our hearts and minds. Language matters. We like lyrical. We like dark humor. Most of all, perhaps, we want stories that matter.

In addition to our role as editors for Atticus Review, we also are writers who submit work into the void. We get intimidated; we fear rejection. So please know that your words will be shown respect, and reviewed with eyes that—like yours—stare at submit buttons for too long before nervous fingers finally click send. We know what a gift it is for you to give us—for free!—something you spent hours honing, tweaking, editing, getting just right. And we thank you.

If you've been previously published by Atticus Review we would love to hear about what has been happening in your writing career. Please let us know and we will include it in a monthly update on our blog.

*Please submit news in third person and attach an author photo.

This series will be comprised of pieces that are more or less "close readings" of songs. Take into account a particular song's musical and lyrical components, and set those against your own personal reflections. Write about the way a certain song makes you feel, or the events that make the song important to you. 


The pieces should be nonfiction, and no longer than 1,500 words. We're very open to hybrid/experimental. 


We are NOT looking for music reviews or liner notes. We are looking for personal reflections about a song. We want you to tie together music and meaning. While the piece can be about you or your life, try to bring in other cultural elements.


Here is one example of what we are looking for and here is another one


Submit to Superunknown: Stories About Songs at Atticus Review 


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