Send one piece of up to 3,000 words. 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). Please do not submit more than once a month.
Send one fiction 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 We only consider unpublished work.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 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.
About the Journal
Atticus Review is an online triannual literary journal of prose, poetry, and mixed media.
As the sibling publication of Atticus Books and Music, based in Fountain Hills, Arizona, we have been publishing great work since 2011 and have over 1700 contributors. While the journal has evolved in format and flavor, our commitment to indie publishing, uplifting emerging authors, and showcasing great literature is unwavering.
The writing in Atticus Review is unashamed, unadorned, and unafraid. The stories we love are often lonely, and sometimes ugly, but we’re also deeply attracted to the bright, bold, and hope-infused.
We like hybrid, unconventional work that pushes boundaries, elevates and edifies on an intellectual level, that investigates the inscrutable essence of a thing, that avoids artifice to stand firmly in its unique voice.