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. 


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.


BOOK REVIEWS:

The rumors are true: we are once again accepting book reviews! If you have a book review, send it our way.


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, 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 or Book Review submissions.

Atticus Books is seeking readers in the following categories: fiction and poetry. In your cover letter, please specify which genre you want to read for. 

We’re interested in candidates who are familiar with our zany press and our wild-eyed mission: to make literary history.

Only those who are courageous enough to tackle random reading assignments from our slush pile need apply.

Interns are welcome, as are retirees and others who are open to volunteer opportunities with a micro indie publishing house.

We accept book reviews that are 900-1200 words long. Ideally, reviews should focus on books recently published (in the last two years). We are especially interested in books from indie publishers and chapbooks. 

Please include the book's title, author, publication date, page length, and publisher in the upper left-hand corner. 

Book reviews will be published on our weekly blog, The Attic. 

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Please send us a full-length manuscript that has the energy of a puppy and the wisdom of Confucius. We are hungry for books that resonate with the nimblest of minds, while hammering the least vulnerable gut and striking a chord in the aortic chambers. Please send us your best work: fiction (novel, novella, themed story collection), poetry, and creative nonfiction/hybrid/memoir. If we like it, we will contact you with feedback and perhaps a contract. Atticus Books intends to publish three books in 2022 (one fiction, one poetry, and one CNF) and will also be assessing work for our 2023 frontlist.

Submission period ends March 31.

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 are especially interested in reading CNF from writers of color. 

We are also especially interested in emerging writers. We define this as writers with fewer than five publications across all genres. If this  applies to you, please note "New Voices" in your cover letter.

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.

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Please submit 1-5 poems through Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are OK. We give serious consideration to every submission, whether or not we are familiar with the author's work, and respond as quickly as possible. Understand that this is a subjective business; if your work isn't selected, it's not the end of the world (though as writers ourselves, we understand that it can feel that way). 

We are also especially interested in emerging writers. We define this as writers with fewer than five publications across all genres. If this  applies to you, please note "New Voices" in your cover letter.

In terms of style, our bias tends toward lyrical narrative poetry, though we're definitely willing to read whatever — so long as it's your best work! In other words, think of your poems less as sermons and more as snapshots. They can be shocking, serene, heartbreaking, elegant, savage, narrative, surreal — or all of the above. 

Here are some poets we like, just to give you another hint as to what we're looking for: James Wright, Tony Hoagland, Stephen Dobyns, Bob Hicok, Dorianne Laux, Sharon Olds, Mary Biddinger, Djelloul Marbrook, Charles Simic, Billy Collins, Jeannine Hall Gailey, James Valvis, Peter Davis, Elton Glaser, Rodney Jones, Allison Joseph, Donal Hall and many, many more

What we DON'T like: poems that tell instead of show, that substitute shock value for depth or intellect for feeling, or that force a certain limited interpretation or philosophy on the reader rather than allowing the reader to come to their own conclusions. 



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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. For novels and collections, please see the book submission field for Atticus Books.

We are also interested in emerging writers. We define this as writers with fewer than five publications across all genres. If this  applies to you, please note "New Voices" in your cover letter.

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 something you spent hours honing, tweaking, editing, getting just right. And we thank you.

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