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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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The Night Before the Weird Beatle Died

The Night Before the Weird Beatle Died

“We’re stuck tonight, Yo – Joslyn James is a no-show and Chelsea Handler, that bitch, bailed at the last minute. It’s two minutes till show time! We have no choice.” “Damn, damn, damn. I can’t believe it’s come to this. All right, as much as I hate to do it, bring her out.” “Five, four, […]

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The Summer Diary of Gerger McDrywall

The Summer Diary of Gerger McDrywall

June 11 This new house doesn’t smell anything like the slum. It’s a little crowded but I guess I’ll have to get used to it. In the Orphan-itch, I didn’t have to share my bed like I do tonight. That part’s really beat. They didn’t tell me it would be like this when they came […]

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Raised on Apocalypse: An Interview with Jared Yates Sexton

Published on the day of the prophesied apocalypse, Jared Yates Sexton’s new collection of short stories, An End to All Things, doesn’t envision the end of the world by a stray asteroid or a sudden explosion of the sun. Instead the apocalypse is explored through real, American characters who are running out of patience, money, […]

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Interrogation

Countdown to An End to All Things: What to Do

An End to All Things Countdown: 2 DAYS   Time is going fast. In light of the 2012 Mayan Prophecy, it turns out that we have but a short time to prepare for the end. Procrastination is not recommended. That is why each week leading up to our collective doom we will post short excerpts […]

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No one wants wonder

Countdown to An End to All Things: What To Stock Up On

An End to All Things Countdown: 11 DAYS In light of the 2012 Mayan Prophecy, it turns out that we have but a short time to prepare for the end. Procrastination is not recommended.  That is why each week leading up to our collective doom we will post short excerpts from stories in Jared Yates […]

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Falling apart...

Countdown to An End to All Things: Warning Signs

An End to All Things Countdown: 22 DAYS   In light of the 2012 Mayan Prophecy, it turns out that we have but a short time to prepare for the end. Procrastination is not recommended.  That is why each week leading up to our collective doom we will post short excerpts from stories in Jared […]

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And the Canon Rap Got Played

Back in the sixties, I chanced upon a list of books. That’s right. Sifting through a black garbage bin, I found the long lost canon. Seizing the moment, I snatched the list, and cradled it in my palms. I felt proud and patriotic for saving such a noble list from the jaws of an evil […]

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Get Lit, Round 1: Short Fiction

Get Lit, Round 1: Short Fiction

We think so highly of the writers whose stories we publish each week at Atticus Review that we’ve gone and compiled a 195-page volume of their work. These 19 narrations offer a wide array of styles, techniques, and settings that intersect at the crossroads of imagination. For readers with an insatiable appetite for wild-eyed fanciful […]

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Get Lit, Round 1: Flash Fiction

Get Lit, Round 1: Flash Fiction

Atticus Review, our fledgling journal, has moved to the grownup table. Not only is it available in byte sizes every week at its own website, it now is available in appetizer portions right here at Atticus Books. The following compilation of flash fiction contains 23 previously unpublished stories. These sudden streaks of brilliance first saw […]

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