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Atticus Eleven

Atticus Eleven: Like ‘Ocean’s Eleven,’ Only Hipper

MADISON, NJ – After months of reading manuscripts, entering and exiting a flurry of invented worlds and stories, the editors at Atticus Books are proud to announce their shortlist for 2016. In our List of Eleven, we welcome soccer players, organized teacher protests, mountain climbers, wild girls, convicts on the loose, a church arsonist, a […]

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Best of the Net

2015 ‘Best of the Net Anthology’ Nominees

The staff  at Atticus Review is pleased to announce our nominations for the 2015 Best of the Net Anthology, which aims “to promote the diverse and growing collection of voices who are publishing their work online.” The anthology is published online by Sundress Publications each spring. This year’s judges are Bruce Bond, Brian Oliu, and Kate […]

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Atticus

New Atticus: Ready to Kick Ample Derriere

MADISON, NJ — Many exciting things are happening at the press and they are a true north departure from business as usual. When I conceived Atticus Books five years ago, I maintained that we would focus on debut novelists whose compelling narratives and memorable main characters channeled the spirit of Harper Lee and Atticus Finch. […]

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Independent Presses

Small Press Beauty and Advocacy Abound

MADISON, NJ — Atticus Books publisher Dan Cafaro has a thing with collages. He finds the whole process of creating them addicting. He also is a self-confessed indie lit junkie and small press geek, so you can imagine how much fun he had today visiting the websites of his peers and absconding with their logos. […]

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Armageddon, Texas

Warning: This Book Contains a Dragon

MADISON, NJ — A kid named Kid. A dog named Dog. A superhero named Ben Wolf. A sort of wizard named Hyatt. A self-proclaimed king named Pike. An otherworldly monster called Samson. Together these characters inhabit Armageddon, Texas (Nov. 4, 2014 release), the post-apocalyptic, outrageously comical creation of Tommy Zurhellen. After experiencing a romp through […]

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Paper Dreams

Two Atticus Titles Are Named Finalists in Foreword’s 2013 Book of the Year Awards

National magazine selects a pair of Atticus titles — a debut novel and a literary history — in its search for the best indie books of 2013. Two Atticus titles — Sidewalk Dancing and Paper Dreams: Writers and Editors on the American Literary Magazine —  are finalists for the 2013 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards. Sidewalk Dancing, a debut novel […]

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NND and Apostle Islands

Apostle Islands: ‘Immediate and Accessible’ for Courses in Religion and Literature

APOSTLE ISLANDS. Fiction. By Tommy Zurhellen. Kensington, MD: Atticus Books, 2012. Pp. 240, $14.95. Review first appeared in Religious Studies Review (Vol 39, Number 2, June 2013) Concepts of the miraculous morph with innovations in technology, from faith healing via radio waves to the ubiquitous interconnectedness and instant “posting” of images and opinions that characterizes […]

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NND and Apostle Islands

Armageddon, Texas: Cover and Excerpt Release

Editor’s Note: Today we release the cover of Armageddon, Texas, the third and final volume of The Messiah Trilogy (October 2014). To celebrate the cover release, we have chosen the following excerpt to share with our readers. It is an excerpt from a chapter called “Two Great Lights.” So this was what was left of […]

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Pushcart Prize Nominations

Pushcart Prize Nominations

While we have had an exciting year of publications at Atticus Review, we were only allowed to submit six of them for consideration in this year’s Pushcart Prize competition. Thanks to everyone who has been a part of our magazine, and best of luck to our six nominees. Short-Fiction “Pythie’s Tale” by Hilary Holladay “Always” by Rebecca […]

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Paper Dreams

PAPER DREAMS: A Teacher’s Resource Guide

Whether the pedagogical goal is analysis, comparison, or simply exposure, literary magazines are the literature of the moment, and students benefit from such contemporary reading. – Nicholas Ripatrazone MADISON, NJ — Nicholas Ripatrazone’s essay, “Teachers: Use Literary Magazines,” argues for giving English, publishing, and creative writing students access to the current publications that inspire and […]

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