ISSUE THREE: OPEN with a Special Folio on Language

For the December 2022 issue, Atticus Review is looking for work for our open-themed issue. We are, however,  especially interested in work that engages with notions and explorations  of language. We are open to any and all interpretations of the prompt.

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.


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 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.


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


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 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.

If your work is accepted, please wait at least one issue before submitting again. 

Thank you for your interest in the 2022 Atticus Review Flash Fiction Contest! Please review the guidelines below before submitting. 

THE CONTEST WILL BE JUDGED ANONYMOUSLY, so please do not not include your name or any identifying markers in the file name or the text of your submissions. 

PLEASE SUBMIT previously unpublished flash fiction manuscripts of up to 1000 words. You may submit one entry for $15 or two entries for $20. Simultaneous submissions are welcome as long as you promptly withdraw your submission if accepted elsewhere. 

THIS YEAR'S JUDGE is Sara Lippmann, the author of Doll Palace (2014), Jerks (2022), and most recently Lech, which is available for pre-order now. Her work has been honored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, and has appeared in The MillionsThe Washington Post, The Lit HubBest Small Fictions, EpiphanySplit Lip, Joyland, Wigleaf and  elsewhere. She received a BA from Brown and an MFA from The New School,  and has been teaching creative writing for over 20 years to people of  all ages. Currently, she teaches with Jericho Writers. For many years,  she co-hosted the Sunday Salon, a longstanding NYC reading series  founded by Nita Noveno. Raised outside of Philadelphia, she lives with  her husband and children in Brooklyn.

THE WINNER will receive $1000. Runners-up $250 and $50 respectively. The  three winners and select finalists will be published in the April 2023  issue of Atticus Review. All entrants may be considered for publication in a future issue of Atticus Review.

Any current or recent students, mentees, colleagues, or close friends of  the judge should not submit to the contest. The judge's decision is  final.

If you need to withdraw your submission, please do so on  Submittable. If you've submitted two entries in one file, just add a  note on Submittable telling us which one is no longer available.

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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