Book Reviews Editor/Editor-in-Chief

Keene Short
Keene Short writes and bakes bread in southern Indiana. His work has appeared in Camas, Peatsmoke, Thin Air, Barzakh Magazine Superstition Review, jmww, Blood Orange Review, Tupelo Quarterly, High Desert Journal, and elsewhere. More can be found at his website.
 
 
 
 

Fiction Editor

Z Kennedy-Lopez

Z Kennedy-Lopez is a wordslinger, musician, and sometimes-educator who writes about animals, bodies, queerness, and apocalypses. Their work appears in Catapult, Foglifter, Autostraddle, and elsewhere, has received two Pushcart nominations, and once won a six-word story contest judged by Amy Hempel. Z is extremely grateful for the support of the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, the Writing by Writers workshop series, and the Can Serrat and Mother’s Milk artist residencies. They are infrequently online @queerbooksloth on Instagram and Twitter, and at their site. They’re excited to read your work.


Poetry Editor

David Olimpio

Michael Meyerhofer’s fifth poetry book, Ragged Eden, was published by Glass Lyre Press. His work has appeared in The Sun, Missouri Review, Southern Review, Rattle, Ploughshares, and other journals. He is also the author of a fantasy series and has been the startled recipient of the James Wright Poetry Award, the Liam Rector First Book Award, the Brick Road Poetry Book Prize, and other honors. For more information and an embarrassing childhood photo, visit troublewithhammers.com.

Michael’s Books:


Creative Nonfiction Editors

Erin Hogarth

Erin Hogarth is a writer and editor in higher education in the San Diego area. She is originally from Michigan and spends her non-reading/writing/editing time teaching yoga, hiking, and chasing golf balls. She has been published in JMWW.

Lucy Wilde

Lucy Wilde is a writer who lives in a cottage in the forest on Salt Spring Island, B.C., Canada. She divides her time between writing and communing with her erudite horse Magic, who lives on a nearby farm. She writes creative nonfiction and fiction, and her writing has appeared in several publications including Barren Magazine, The Citron Review and Atticus Review. Her hermit crab essay, “Release and Hold Harmless,” was included in the 2023 Best of the Net Anthology.


Mixed Media Editor

Chauna Craig

Matt Mullins makes videopoems, digital/interactive literature and writes poetry, fiction, screenplays, and music. His videopoems have been displayed at exhibitions, galleries, and festivals throughout the world and include screenings at Visible Verse (Canada), Zebra (Germany), VideoBardo (Argentina), Liberated Words (England), Ó Bhéal (Ireland), The Body Electric (USA), CYCLOP (Ukraine), Co-Kisser (USA), The Filmpoem Festival (Scotland), Rabbit Heart (USA), and The International Film Poetry Festival (Greece), and REELPoetry (USA).  His poetry and fiction have appeared in online and print literary journals such as the Mid American Review, Pleiades, Hunger Mountain, Descant, decomP, and Hobart.  His collection of short stories, Three Ways of the Saw, was published by Atticus Books and named a finalist for Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year. He currently teaches at Ball State University where he is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing.  You can find a number of his videopoems at: https://vimeo.com/mattmullins  


Assistant Poetry Editor

Amber Shockley

Amber Shockley has published work in a variety of print and online publications, including RattleGargoyle Magazine, and The James Franco Review. She was a featured poet for The Atticus Review in July of 2016, and was elected to serve as Rock Hill, South Carolina’s inaugural poet laureate in 2019. Her chapbook, A Brief Catalog of Common People, is available from Main Street Rag. Most recently, she highlights and examines work by other poets through her Other People’s Poetry blog series at her website ambershockley.com.

Amber’s Books:


Associate Fiction Editors

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.

Jan Stinchcomb is the author of Verushka (JournalStone), The Kelping (Unnerving), The Blood Trail (Red Bird Chapbooks) and Find the Girl (Main Street Rag). Her stories have appeared in Bourbon PennMaudlin House and Gamut Magazine, among other places. A Pushcart nominee, she is featured in Best Microfiction 2020 and The Best SmallFictions 2018 & 2021. She lives in Southern California with her family. Find her at janstinchcomb.com or on Twitter: @janstinchcomb


Fiction Readers

Ronita Sinha

Ronita Sinha resides in Toronto, Canada, She is a traveler, recipe experimenter and gardener, tilling her soul for words and images. She holds an M. Phil degree in English Literature from the University of Jadavpur, Calcutta, India. Her many years of work life, in different countries of the world, have expanded her experience of the human condition. Her work has been published in East of the Web, The Academy of the Heart and Mind, The Magic Diary and The Literary Yard. In August 2020 she was awarded “Storyteller of the Month” by The Magic Diary. She writes her personal stories on her blog.

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Olivia Griggs has been spotted most recently in the Baltimore area of Maryland. She is in her final semesters of her MFA in Fiction with Ashland University, working diligently on her thesis. Simultaneously, Olivia works within Ashland University’s Correctional Education program as an Adjunct English Professor. Her work can be found within You Might Need to Hear This, and forthcoming in the Saint Paul Almanac.

Gerardo Lamadrid Castillo is a writer from Caguas, Puerto Rico based in Hamilton, Ontario. They have an MFA in Creative Writing from UC Davis and a BA in English from Vassar College. They write in both English and Spanish. Their fiction has appeared in Action, Spectacle and the Revista del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña. Gerardo also writes poetry and drama, and you can find them in their garden feeding their dog green beans.

Melissa Witcher

Melissa Witcher (she/ela) is a self-taught writer, collagist, muralist, and embroidery artist. She was born in Brazil, raised in the U.S. and has lived in São Paulo since 2011. She hates caffeine and prefers the color gray. Her writing has appeared in 805 Art + Lit, Five on the Fifth and is forthcoming in other journals. She writes in all lowercase at atawdrymind.substack.com

Cristina Adams is a Cuban-American living in Austin, who has worked as a freelance writer, ghost writer and book editor for more than 20 years. Her work has appeared in Buffalo Press, Ark, Minetta Review, Dickinson Review and various anthologies. She has an M.A. in Creative Writing from New York University and is currently working on a collection of linked short stories.


CREATIVE NONFICTION ASSOCIATE EDITORS

Stephanie Evans

Stephanie Evans is a Creative Nonfiction writer based in Minneapolis, MN after many years living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her BA in Creative Writing from the University of Florida and now works as an e-learning content strategist. An immigrant from England and South Africa, she writes about connection, grief, and longing. You can connect with her on twitter @HMSEvans 

Joe Kapitan writes fiction and creative nonfiction from a pine-studded outpost south of Cleveland, Ohio. Recent work has appeared in Booth, Pithead Chapel, DIAGRAM, Passages North, New World Writing and X-R-A-Y. He is the author of a short story collection, CAVES OF THE RUST BELT.


Creative Nonfiction Readers

Katia Kozachok

Originally from Minnesota, Katia Kozachok currently writes and reads in Pittsburgh. Her writing has been published in Sierra Nevada Review, Peatsmoke Journal, and The Cadaverine, among others. When not immersed in creative writing, she studies social work, bakes with lots of chocolate, and wanders about cities. Her piece “(b)reaching liminality” was nominated for Best of the Net 2024. You can connect with her on twitter @KatiaK516

Ricardo Jose Gonzalez Rothi
An academic physician and scientific writer, Ricardo Jose Gonzalez-Rothi has had fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry featured in the U.S. and in the U.K., in Acentos Review, Hispanic Culture Review, The Bellingham Review, Litro and others (gonzalezrothiauthor.com.) His memoir, The Mango Chronicle (Running Wild Press) will be published in 2024. He lives on a farm in North Florida where he grows fruit trees, minds critters of the wild, and occupies himself with mending fences, playing guitar, woodworking, spending time with photography (gonzalezrothiphoto.com), kayaking, and, most importantly, with being a grandfather. As a Cuban refugee he came to this country and had to learn a new language. The number of Hispanic/Latino/Latinx writers in the  United States literary scene is disparate and he is committed to facilitating opportunities for diverse writers to compete in the field. You can connect with him on twitter @Ricaro2Almas, or through his Youtube channel @mangoforyou2day.

Andi Beierman hails from New Mexico and resides in Austin, Texas. When she is not writing, reading, or wrangling cats, she is road-tripping with her husband to remote desert towns.


Poetry Readers

Isaac Salazar is an Austin-born and Houston-based multidisciplinary artist with proud Michoacán roots. He earned a B.A. in English from Cornell University. He has received fellowships from Brooklyn Poets and In Surreal Life and his work can be found in the Acentos Review, Cathexis Northwest, orangepeel, and Scavengers Lit. He is currently a graduate student at Rice University studying Mexican American literature and the environmental humanities. He is also a poetry reader for the Adroit Journal and Abode Press.

Katie Moino is a poet from Vermont. She received her Bachelor’s in English with a Creative Writing concentration at the University of Vermont. She was mentored by Taylor Byas through PocketMFA. Katie’s poems have appeared in Wingless Dreamer’s Dulce Poetica Anthology and Poet’s Choice Attitude of Gratitude Anthology. When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her practicing yoga or outside enjoying nature.

Jennifer Saunders is the author of Self-Portrait with Housewife (Tebot Bach, 2019) and a Pushcart, Best of the Net, and Orison Anthology nominee. Winner of the 2020 Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize, her work has appeared in The Georgia Review, Grist, Ninth Letter, Southword, and elsewhere. She is also the co-editor of Stained: an anthology of writing about menstruation (Querencia Press, 2023). Jennifer holds an MFA from Pacific University and lives in German-speaking Switzerland where she teaches skating in a hockey school.


 

Publisher

Yannise Jean

David Olimpio is the Owner and Publisher of Atticus Review. He also held that title, along with Editor-in-Chief from January 2017 through December 2021. He believes blockchain technology will create a huge change for the business of indie literature and he aims to put Atticus Review at the forefront of that renaissance. He writes, plays music, trades, and is an occasional dog poet and photographer. Before moving to Denver, he lived in every city in the NFC East, which was not by design, but probably not entirely random, either, as nothing is. He is the author of This Is Not a Confession (Awst Press, 2016), a memoir which is entirely a confession. He’s working on a second memoir about Home. As a teenager, he considered becoming a Presbyterian minister before writing and music corrupted his soul. He still hasn’t given up on the idea, though. Since moving to Denver, he’s the happiest depressive you’ll ever meet.

David’s Books: