Announcing the Atticus Review 2018 Flash CNF Contest Winners!

by | Jul 16, 2018 | Issues - Contest Winners, The Attic

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

Thank you to all the wonderful writers who entered and to Sarah Gerard for selecting the contest winners.

Beginning the week of July 26th we will be publishing the winning pieces.

1st Prize

“Denotation/Connotation (or, The Reality of Shit)” – Miah Jeffra

Miah JeffraMiah Jeffra is author of the essay collection The First Church of What’s Happening (Nomadic Press 2017). They have been awarded the New Millennium Prize for fiction, the Sidney Lanier Prize for fiction, The Oregon Writers Colony Award for nonfiction, the Clark-Gross Novel Award, and a Lambda Literary Fellowship for nonfiction. Other fellowships and residencies include Ragdale and Hub City Writers Project. Miah is editor of queer literary collaborative, Foglifter Press.





2nd Prize

“On a Day So Searingly Hot My Mother Goes Swimming, My Father Does Not Invite Me to a Tom Petty Concert” – Krys Malcolm Belc

Krys Malcolm BelcKrys Malcolm Belc has a chapbook of flash essays called “In Transit” forthcoming from The Cupboard Pamphlet. His essays have been featured in The Adroit Journal, Sonora Review, Brevity, and elsewhere, and his work has been supported by the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Krys lives in snowy Marquette, Michigan, where he is an MFA student at Northern Michigan University and the Managing Editor of Passages North.






3rd Prize

“Gloria” – Grace Campbell

Grace CampbellGrace Campbell was born, raised and educated in New York. She’s a co-founding editor at Black River Press and a nonfiction reader for 5×5. She is a 2018 June Dodge Fellow at the Mineral School and was a finalist for the Turnbuckle Chapbook Contest through Split Lip Press. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Chagrin River Review, Spry, Gravel, New Flash Fiction Review, Jellyfish, Two Hawks Quarterly and others. She loves tinted lip balm and extremely sharp scissors.





Honorable Mention

“This Is All We Need” – Jennifer Todhunter

Jennifer TodhunterJennifer Todhunter has stories in SmokeLong Quarterly, Necessary Fiction, Jellyfish Review, and elsewhere. She was named to Wigleaf’s Top 50 Very Short Fictions 2018, and is the Editor-in-Chief of Pidgeonholes. Find her at or @JenTod_.








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Atticus Review is a weekly online journal that publishes stories, poems, flash prose, creative nonfiction, mixed media, book reviews, and other genre-busting words of wisdom and interactive literary whimsy.