Book Reviews Editor/Editor-in-Chief

Keene Short
Keene Short writes and bakes bread in Spokane, Washington. 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

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 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

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 recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. 

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:  

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

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.

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 or @hoffmannwriter


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.

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 or on Twitter @janstinchcomb

Fiction Readers

Quentin Parker

Quentin Parker is a writer from Bowie, Maryland. He is an undergraduate student at Salisbury University, majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Business/Professional Writing. When he isn’t reading novels or writing essays, he works as a writing consultant and fiction editor for the student-run Scarab Literary Magazine.

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.

Creative Nonfiction Readers

Marilyn Ramirez

Marilyn Ramirez is a writer from Pico Rivera, CA. She received her B.A. in Creative Writing and B.A. in Rhetoric and Composition from Cal State Long Beach. She was nominated for the Harriet Williams Emerging Writer Program and was the runner-up for the Cerritos This Is Poetry contest. Her work has appeared in ¡Pa’lante!, The Plentitudes, Press Pause Press, and Saint Lunita. While serving as Fiction Editor for The Plentitudes, Marilyn is working on a collection of short stories that contemplate womanhood, the body, Mexican Catholicism, and the power of blended language.

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.


Publisher & Founder

Yannise Jean

Dan Cafaro is the founding publisher and owner of the Atticus literary brand — both the book press and online lit mag. He is a rabble-rousing old swordsman from the same state as Allen Ginsberg and Tony Soprano. He now lives in the Sonoran Desert with his muse and soulmate, Marjean, and their 80-pound beagle-hound, Morgan. When Dan is not pondering hummingbirds, losing at fantasy baseball, or attending rock concerts, he can usually be found at Atticus Books & Music in Fountain Hills, Arizona.