Publisher & Editor-in-Chief
David Olimpio grew up in Texas, but currently lives and writes in Philadelphia. He believes that we create ourselves through the stories we tell, and that is what he aims to do every day. He is the author of This Is Not a Confession (Awst Press, 2016) and he spends most of free time helping his dogs maintain a poetry photoblog. He has been published in Barrelhouse, The Nervous Breakdown, The Austin Review, Rappahannock Review, and others. You can find more about him at davidolimpio.com, including links to his writing and photography. He Tweets and Instagrams as @notsolinear.
Books by David:
Michelle Ross is the author of the story collections There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You (Moon City Press, 2017) and Shapeshifting (forthcoming from Stillhouse Press, 2021). Her fiction has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Electric Literature, The Southeast Review, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. Her work has been selected for Best Microfictions 2020 and the Wigleaf Top 50 2019, among other honors. She was a consulting editor for the 2018 Best Small Fictions anthology. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Books by Michelle:
Michael Meyerhofer’s third book, Damnatio Memoriae, won the Brick Road Poetry Book Contest. His previous books are Blue Collar Eulogies (Steel Toe Books) and Leaving Iowa (winner of the Liam Rector First Book Award). He has also won the James Wright Poetry Award, the Laureate Prize, the Annie Finch Prize for Poetry, the Marjorie J. Wilson Best Poem Contest, and five chapbook prizes. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, North American Review, Arts & Letters, River Styx, Quick Fiction and other journals, and can be read online at his website. Find him on Twitter @mrmeyerhofer.
Creative Nonfiction Editor
Chauna Craig is the author of the story collection THE WIDOW’S GUIDE TO EDIBLE MUSHROOMS (Press 53, 2017). A Montana native, she now lives and teaches near Pittsburgh and goes back home whenever possible. Her creative nonfiction has been published in Fourth Genre, Ploughshares, Superstition Review, Terrain, and elsewhere. She loves essays with a strong sense of voice and respects the power of language to transform lives. Her writer website is www.chaunacraig.com.
Books by Chauna:
Mixed Media Editor
Matt Mullins is a writer, musician, experimental filmmaker and multimedia artist. His fiction and poetry have appeared in Pleiades, Hunger Mountain, Harpur Palate, Descant, subTerrain, Hobart, decomP, kill author, The San Pedro River River Review and a number of other print and online journals and anthologies. His debut collection of short stories, Three Ways of the Saw is available from Atticus Books. His ever-evolving interactive digital literature project currently lives at lit-digital. He lives in Muncie, Indiana where he teaches screenwriting at Ball State University.
Donald Quist is author of the linked story collection For Other Ghosts and the essay collection Harbors, a Foreword INDIES Bronze Winner and International Book Awards Finalist. His writing has appeared in AGNI, North American Review, The Rumpus, and was Notable in Best American Essays 2018. He is creator of the online micro essay series PAST TEN, and co-host of the Poet in Bangkok podcast. Donald has received fellowships from Sundress Academy for the Arts and Kimbilio Fiction. He earned his MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is currently a Gus T. Ridgel fellow in the English PhD program at University of Missouri.
Jen Maidenberg has been a freelance writer and editor for more than 20 years. Her essays have been published in Psychology Today, Split Lip Magazine, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Proximity, The Arizona Jewish Post, and the collection Becoming Israeli. For two years, Jen was the CNF columnist at District Lit. Since 2015, she has interviewed authors for The Times of Israel, including Curtis Sittenfeld, Rivka Galchen, Yael Neeman, and others. She was twice a finalist for the Autumn House Press full-length book contest. Jen received her MA in English Literature from the Creative Writing program at Bar-Ilan University. She is on Twitter @jenmaidenberg
Assistant Poetry Editor
Amber Shockley is a graduate of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA program and has published work in a variety of print and online publications, including Rattle, Gargoyle Magazine, and The James Franco Review. She was a featured poet for The Atticus Review in July of 2016, and has a collection of poetry forthcoming from Main Street Rag. She lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Assistant Fiction Editor
Eleanor Gallagher writes from Tucson, Arizona. Her fiction has appeared in Jersey Devil Press, Jellyfish Review, Crack the Spine and Gravel. In addition, thousands of K-12 students around the country have enjoyed her stories, nonfiction, multiple-choice questions and essay prompts on their English Language Arts tests for over a decade.
Assistant Columns Editor
AnnaLee Barclay is a photographer and writer from Long Island. She is a previous member of The Lie Factory, a fiction workshop co-taught by Chuck Palahniuk & Lidia Yuknavitch in Portland, OR. She is a reader and book review contributor for Atticus Review. Her work has also appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, Pretty Owl Poetry, and The Canopy Review. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter @annaleebarclay.
Assistant CNF Editor
Yannise Jean Yannise Jean is a graduate of The New School MFA program. Her writing has appeared in publications like Okayplayer, Elite Daily, Well + Good, along with others. Currently, she lives in Brooklyn, NY where she is running out of space for her books. You can follow her on Twitter: @yjeanwrites.
Reneé Bibby is the director of The Writers Studio Tucson, where she teaches advanced and beginner creative writing workshops. Her work has appeared in PRISM International, Thin Air, Third Point Press, The Worcester Review, and Wildness. She is a contributing editor at the Wilds. www.reneebibby.com
Fallon Chiasson is a recent graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and is pursing a master’s in library science from the University of North Texas. In the past, she has worked with The New Orleans Review as a fiction and poetry editor. Fallon is from Cut Off, Louisiana.
Marissa Hoffmann’s flash fiction has been awarded first place and short listed at the Bath Flash Fiction Award and nominated for Best Microfiction and @BIFFY50. Recent stories are at The New Flash Fiction Review, The Citron Review, and others. Marissa has an MSc from The London School of Economics and works as freelance writer and editor. You can find her @Hoffmannwriter marissahoffmann.com.
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Z Kennedy-Lopez is a writer and educator who likes cats, swimming, and Latin American electronic music. They’ve received multiple fellowships from Writing by Writers, and their work has appeared in Arkana Mag, peculiar journal, TSR Online, and others. They hold degrees from Rutgers University–Camden and the University of California, Davis, and can be found on Instagram and Twitter, both @queerbooksloth.
Bleriana Myftiu grew up in Tirana, Albania and immigrated to the United States after the communist regime was overthrown. She has worked as a translator for the United Nations and holds an MFA in fiction from San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in Atticus Review, Gravel, The Molotov Cocktail, Red Light Lit and Abstract Magazine. She lives in Santa Cruz, California.
Kari Treese is a teacher and MFA candidate in prose at Mills College. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, Punctuate, Lunch Ticket, Rivet, and others. Before writer, Kari was a casino customer service representative, hostess, mother, military spouse, and human. She’s a fish person, for whatever that’s worth.
Booz Ullrey is an MFA student at Mills College in Oakland. She was raised by two scientists in El Sobrante, California, where everybody read books at the dinner table. In addition to writing she plays music and is a jewelry artist. Her writing has appeared in Maximum Rocknroll, The Weakly, Nuts!, Absolutely Zippo, Toothworm, and Give Me Back.
Eva Jo Morrow
While no longer with Atticus, Dan Cafaro is the founder of the Atticus literary brand — both the online magazine and the book press. For this, we will forever pay him gratitude. He is a rabble-rousing old swordsman with a penchant for satire and sun-dried tomatoes. Despite his eternal hunt for meticulous prose, he is an untrained metaphor grifter and frequent abuser — Strunk & White, take that — of the closed em dash. Atticus Review was his celestial firstborn (and she has sworn to Dan on a stack of City Lights pocket paperbacks and Evergreen Review back issues that she will become a galactic hitchhiker when she grows up).