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We only consider unpublished work.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. 

(*Note: Poetry and our regular, free CNF submission categories are currently closed, although our Flash CNF contest is open until 7/21.)


If you'd like for someone at Atticus Review to review your book, please email Book Reviews Editor Aditya Desai at 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 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 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 July 21, 2019$10.00

Atticus Review is happy to announce our second annual Flash Creative Nonfiction Contest, this year judged by Ira Sukrungruang.


  • You may submit one (1) piece of Flash CNF of up to 1000 words for consideration
  • Contest submission fee is $12
  • Simultaneous submissions are fine, but if a piece is withdrawn you will forfeit the submission fee
  • Include your name on the cover page, but please do not put your name or identifying information on the pages containing the piece itself
  • Please no submissions from colleagues, former students, or close acquaintances of the Contest Judge

First Prize: $400
Second Prize: $100
Third Prize: $50

Deadline: July 21st, 2019 Midnight Pacific Time

Winner Announced: End of August, 2019; Winners and any runners-up will be published in the first or second week of September, 2019.

About the Judge: Ira Sukrungruang is the author of three nonfiction books Buddha’s Dog & other Meditations, Southside Buddhist and Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy, the short story collection The Melting Season, and the poetry collection In Thailand It Is Night. He is the recipient of the 2015 American Book Award, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, an Arts and Letters Fellowship, and the Emerging Writer Fellowship. His work has appeared in many literary journals, including Post Road, The Sun, and Creative Nonfiction. He is one of the founding editors of Sweet: A Literary Confection (, and is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Creative Writing at Kenyon College. For more information about him, please visit:

Atticus Review 2019 Flash CNF Contest 

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 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.

*Deadline for our June post is 6/27.

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