We’re excited to announce the Atticus Review 2018 Flash Fiction Contest winners. Congratulations to the writers below!

Thank you to all the wonderful writers who entered and to Mary Miller for selecting the contest winners.

We will be publishing all winning pieces on December 11th!

1st Prize

One Hundred Fifty” – Susan Segal

Susan Segal’s novel, Aria, was chosen by Barnes and Noble for its Nook First: Compelling Reads From Emerging Writers. Her short story “Nostalgia” was a finalist in the 2017 New Millenium Writings flash fiction competition. Her short story “Aiaigasa,” published in The Ilanot Review, was nominated for the 2017 Best of the Net Award. She has also published stories in Redbook Magazine, The Citron Review, The Evansville Review, Juked, and other journals. She has an MFA in fiction from UC Irvine. She is a professor at the University of Southern California, where she teaches fiction writing, editing, and literature. She lives in Orange County, CA. Find her here and on Twitter @SusanNSegal.







2nd Prize

No One’s Watching” – Melissa Ragsly

Melissa RagslyMelissa Ragsly’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017, Iowa Review, Epiphany, Green Mountains Review, Hobart, Joyland, Cosmonauts Avenue and others. She is an Associate Editor for A Public Space and a Program Coordinator at the Authors Guild. More can be found at melissaragsly.com. Follow her on Twitter @90sMelissa.








3rd Prize

La Cuenta, por favor” – Dean Gessie

Dean GessieDean Gessie is a writer and poet who has won multiple international prizes. Dean was the winner of the Bacopa Literary Review Short Story Contest in Florida. In England, Dean was a finalist in the Bath Short Story Award, the Manchester Fiction Prize and the Brighton Prize. In Ireland, Dean was short-listed in the Fish Poetry Contest and he was a finalist in the Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize. In Australia, Dean was shortlisted for the Fair Australia Poetry Prize and the Melbourne Poets Union Poetry Contest. In Canada, Dean was named a finalist in the Writers’ Community of Simcoe County, Short Fiction Contest. He has also published three novellas with Anaphora Literary Press: Guantanamo Redux, A Brief History of Summer Employment and TrumpeterVille.






Honorable Mention

Golconda” – Melissa Goode

Melissa GoodeMelissa Goode’s work has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, Wigleaf, Split Lip Magazine, Forge Literary Magazine, and matchbook, among others. Her story “It falls” (Jellyfish Review) was chosen by Aimee Bender for Best Small Fictions 2018 (Braddock Avenue Books). She lives in Australia. You can find her at melissagoode.com and on Twitter @melgoodewriter.