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

Thank you to all the wonderful writers who entered and to Ira Sukrungruang for selecting the contest winners.

We will be publishing all the winners beginning with the winning piece today at 11 am Eastern. So stay tuned!

We will publish the others over the next two Thursdays.

1st Prize

“Hibernation Triptych” by Dorian Fox

Dorian FoxDorian Fox is a writer and freelance editor in the Boston area, where he teaches courses at GrubStreet, a nonprofit creative writing center. His essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Rumpus, Gay Magazine, december, Under the Gum Tree, Gastronomica, Open: Journal of Arts & Letters and elsewhere.








2nd Prize

“Bones for the Telling” by Signe Land

Signe Land

Signe E. Land earned an MFA in Writing from the University of Minnesota and a JD from William Mitchell College of Law, graduating class valedictorian. Ms. Land taught creative writing at St. Olaf College and at the University of Minnesota and practiced law in Minneapolis. Now retired, Ms. Land lives in Minnesota and Arkansas, and her work has appeared in the William Mitchell Law Review, CatheXis Northwest Press, Manifest-Station, Bookends Review, Red Bridge Press’s Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks, and others. Ms. Land writes poetry and non-fiction, and is currently writing a memoir about the challenges she faced in work and life as an undiagnosed autistic woman. Ms. Land won third place in the Willamette Writers Kay Snow Poetry Competition.






3rd Prize

“How to Lie Awake” by Jennifer Brown

Jennifer BrownJennifer Brown studied creative writing at the University of Maryland and University of Houston. She spent many years teaching college and high-school English, living on the campus of a boarding school, and teaching creative writing in summer programs. In 2018, she won the Linda Flowers Literary Award from the NC Humanities Council; the winning essay appears in North Carolina Literary Review, Summer 2019. Her poems appear in IthacaLit, Muse/A, CCLR, Rumble Fish Quarterly, and Stonecrop. She blogs on Medium.com and at Howeverthink.com, and exists on various social media as @oneofthejenns.







Honorable Mention

“On the Bus” by Tim Maddocks

Tim Maddocks

Tim Maddocks is a writer, researcher, and editor based in Pittsburgh. His writing has appeared in PublicSource and Pittsburgh Magazine, and he’s currently writing about health care justice for people who experience homelessness. Find him @TimothyMaddocks.