Editor-in-Chief

Christopher Linforth
Christopher Linforth is the author of three story collections, The Distortions (Orison Books, 2022), winner of the 2020 Orison Books Fiction Prize, Directory (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2020), and When You Find Us We Will Be Gone (Lamar University Press, 2014). In the last few years, he has been awarded fellowships and scholarships to the Vermont Studio Center, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Ragdale Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, the Hambidge Center, and other residencies and conferences. You can find more at his website.
 
 
Christopher’s Books:
 
 
 
 
 

 

Managing Editor/Book Reviews Editor

Keene Short

Keene Short writes in Spokane, Washington. His work has appeared in Superstition Review, jmww, Blood Orange Review, High Desert Journal, and elsewhere. More can be found at his website.


 

Fiction Editor

David Olimpio

Michelle Ross is the author of three story collections: There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You, winner of the 2016 Moon City Short Fiction Award (2017); Shapeshifting, winner of the 2020 Stillhouse Press Short Fiction Award (November 2021); and They Kept Running, winner of the 2021 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction (forthcoming in Spring 2022). Her work is included in Flash Fiction America, Best Small Fictions, Best Microfiction, the Wigleaf Top 50, and other anthologies. To learn more, visit her website.

 

Books by Michelle:


 

Poetry Editor

David Olimpio

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.

Michael’s Books:


 

Creative Nonfiction Editor

Rachel Laverdiere
Rachel Laverdiere writes, pots and teaches in her little house on the Canadian prairies. She is CNF editor at Atticus Review and creator of the creative writing program Hone & Polish Your Writing. Her prose is widely published in journals such as Grain, The New Quarterly, Pithead Chapel and The Citron Review. To discover more about Rachel or to sign up for her bi-weekly newsletter, visit www.rachellaverdiere.com.

 

Mixed Media Editor

Chauna Craig

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.


 

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:


 

Assistant Fiction Editor

Eleanor Gallagher

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.


 

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.

Fallon Chiasson

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

Marissa Hoffmann is a British short fiction writer living in Switzerland. Her stories have won the Mslexia Flash Fiction Prize, the Fractured Lit Anthology Prize, the Bath Flash Fiction Award and Bath Short Story Award, been a finalist at the CRAFT Flash Fiction Prize, short listed for the Bridport Flash Fiction Award, and appear on the Wigleaf 50 longlist. Find more at www.marissahoffmann.com or @hoffmannwriter

Bleriana Myftiu

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.

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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.


 

Fiction Readers

Naveen Rao
Cathrine Bock

Kari Treese is a writer and math enthusiast from Southern California. Her work has appeared in CHEAP POP, Hobart, Pithead Chapel, Lunch Ticket, BULL, and others. She tweets @kari_treese.

Cathrine Bock is a writer, photographer, and graphic designer living in the Chicago area with her husband, a kindergartner, and an extensive collection of board games. Originally from Indiana, she received her BA from Purdue University and fills her time with backpacking, writing short fictions, and reading from the dangerously tall tower of books on her bedside table.

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.

Jan Stinchcomb is the author of The Kelping (Unnerving), The Blood Trail (Red Bird Chapbooks) and Find the Girl (Main Street Rag). Her stories have appeared in Bourbon PennSmokeLong Quarterly and No Contact, among other places. A Pushcart nominee, she is featured in Best Microfiction 2020 and The Best Small Fictions 2018 & 2021. She lives in Southern California with her family. Find her at janstinchcomb.com or on Twitter @janstinchcomb


 

CNF Associate Editors

Erin Hogarth
Lucy Wilde

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. Her first literary publication is forthcoming in JMWW.

Lucy Wilde is an emerging writer, who recently moved from the city (Vancouver) to 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. Her writing has appeared in several publications including Barren MagazineThe Citron Review and Atticus Review.

Sandy Ebner

Sandy Ebner lives and writes in Northern California. Her work has been published in Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, The ReviewReview, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Bent Country, the HerStories/ My Other Ex anthology, and other publications. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism from California State University, and is an alumna of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She previously served as a CNF Editor at Barren Magazine, creative nonfiction editor at MadHat Lit and MadHat Annual (Mad Hatter’s Review), and a contributing writer to Change Seven.

CNF Readers

Sristi Ray grew up in the little-known coastal state of Odisha, on the eastern coast of India. She completed her master’s in English at Ambedkar University Delhi and is currently working as a Teaching Fellow at Teach for India. Her work has appeared in the Bangalore Review, Mysticeti Magazine and in a poetry collection published by the indie mobile bookstore, Walking BookFairs. During her master’s she completed writing a dissertation on Andre Aciman’s collection of essays titled, “Romancing Returns: Time, Loss and Remembrance in Andre Aciman’s False Papers and Alibis.” As a writer, she loves writing about the sea, and memories of growing up near it. As a reader, she likes to read a bit of everything. Her pandemic favourite is Godel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstader. She (irregularly) writes a newsletter on Substack, Chase.

Sarah Lenz

Ashley Lewin is originally from Nashville, Tennessee but grew up in several states. She now writes and raises goats in Belen, New Mexico, where she also volunteers with and displays her photography at the Belen Art League. Her creative nonfiction can be found in Sky Island Journal and The Citron Review. Her short fiction has appeared in Toasted Cheese Literary Journal and KAIROS.

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.

Joshua Raff

Joshua Raff is a long-time lawyer and an emerging writer. Josh can often be found at his neighborhood independent bookstore, browsing literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and biography. He loves late shows at the Village Vanguard and spoken word poetry at Bowery Poetry. He received an MFA in Creative Non-Fiction from the University of King’s College in 2019. In addition to legal publications, his writing has appeared in Literary Hub and can also be found on his website, Unbarred.

Jamy Bond’s stories and essays have appeared in a variety of publications, including Pithead Chapel, JMWW, The Forge Literary, Barren Magazine, Wigleaf, The Rumpus and The Sun Magazine. She earned her MFA from George Mason University where she co-founded So To Speak Journal. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays. Find her at www.jamybond.com or on Twitter: @bond_jamy


 

Publisher & Founder

Yannise Jean

Dan Cafaro is the founder of the Atticus literary brand — both the online magazine and the book press. 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).