*NOTE: General Fiction submissions, and poetry submissions, are closed at this time. 

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We only consider unpublished work.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. 


If you'd like for someone at Atticus Review to review your book, please email Book Reviews Editor Aditya Desai at bookreviews@atticusreview.org with the following information:

  • Book Title
  • Relevant Press Releases
  • Author Links 
  • A Short Summary

Also, 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. If you wish to submit a book review you've already written, please include the review, pertinent information (such as author and publisher info) and why the review is a good fit for Atticus Review)


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.

*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.

Ends on December 3, 2018$15.00

Atticus Review is happy to announce our first annual Videopoem Contest judged by Marie Craven. You can submit up to 3 videopoems. The cost for entry is $15. You may submit video files or links to Vimeo or YouTube pages. Please no submissions from former students or close acquaintances of the Contest Judge. The videopoems can be previously published. 

First Prize: $300
Second Prize: $75
Third Prize: $25

Deadline: December 3rd, 2018
Winner Announced: January 7th, 2019

A note about gifting of contest fees:
We know contests can get expensive for writers. That's why we've added ways for friends, family, or any kind of generous benefactor (we won't ask questions!) to gift you a contest entry. A sponsor can make a one-time gift to you for your submission fee, or they can become a Patreon Supporter at the "Sustainer" level or above and then get in touch with us to request a free contest entry for a friend and send us your name and email address. Also, while we're talking about Patreon, you can become a Patreon Supporter at the "Sustainer" level or above and you will be able to submit to any current or future Atticus Review videopoem contest for free as long as you remain a supporter. Also, you'd be helping us publish great writing and art. 

About the judge:
Marie Craven began making experimental and narrative shorts in the mid 1980s, working with super 8, 16mm and 35mm film formats. During the 1990s and into the 2000s her work was widely screened and awarded at major international film festivals. Since 2007, she has been working in digital media, mostly via internet collaboration with artists and musicians around the world. A central focus on video poetry began in 2014, and since that time she has made more than 60 videos with many poets from different countries. Her video poetry has since been screened at most of the film poetry festivals internationally, and featured in online journals. Over the decades, she has also been involved in teaching, seminars, reviewing and festival programming. Her recent videos can be found at http://vimeo.com/mariecraven

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 

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.

*Submit your Author News for our October post by 10/25.*

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.

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