We’re excited to announce the Atticus Review 2019 Flash Fiction Contest winners. Congratulations to the writers below!

Thank you to all the wonderful writers who entered and to Danielle Evans for selecting the contest winners.

You can read Kyle Teller’s piece today, and the other pieces will be published over the next few weeks.

1st Prize

Starfish Girls” – Kyle Teller

Kyle TellerKyle Teller (she/her/hers) writes fiction exploring the body, identity, and magic. She graduated with an M.F.A. from Eastern Washington University. Currently, she teaches at the University of Kansas while working toward her Ph.D. in Creative Writing. Her work appears in Whiskey Island, The Pinch, Grimoire, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. More of her storytelling can be found on kyleteller.com. Follow her @kyletells.








2nd Prize

Fingered” – Kate Felix

Kate FelixKate Felix (She/Her) is a writer and filmmaker based in Toronto. Her work has appeared in Room Magazine, Litro, and Cream City Review, among others. Her short films have screened in over fifty international film festivals and have won several awards. She is currently at work on a stage play. Her small daughter describes her as being “like a rainbow but with one stripe made of darkness.” Follow her @kitty_flash









3rd Prize

We Can Learn from the Sawhorse” – Jen Fawkes

Jen FawkesJen Fawkes’s debut story collection, MANNEQUIN AND WIFE, is forthcoming in 2020 from LSU Press. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in One Story, Crazyhorse, The Iowa Review, Shenandoah, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 2019 Pinch Award in Fiction and the 2019 John Gardner Memorial Fiction Prize from Harpur Palate; her stories have also won prizes from Salamander, Washington Square, and others. She is an Assistant Professor of English at West Liberty University in northern West Virginia. Follow her @fawkesontherun.








Honorable Mention

Walgreens on California” – Rebecca Blondin

Becky BlondinRebecca Blondin is a fiction writer, grant writer, and scriptwriter raising two children with her husband in San Francisco. She received a MAT from the University of San Francisco and a BA from Northwestern University in Chicago. “Walgreens on California” is Rebecca’s first published work of fiction. Follow her @BeckyBeWriting