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Together Raising Orphans: The Publisher-Author Relationship

When I first started Atticus Books, nearly four years ago, my intention was to discover debut novelists. As I became familiar with the small press terrain, I began noticing this unforgiving crack between commercial and literary fiction, a layered netherworld of talented story craftsmen like Nathan Leslie. Writers like Nathan whose prose — like a […]

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Loving Lit Mags: Nathan Leslie

While we fiction houses love a good book, the writing in literary magazines holds the possibility of discovering snippets of newfound talent and mainstay art. Literary magazines are like a good party host. They connect people–readers to new authors and authors to new readers. They give us a taste and leave it up to us […]

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Tommy Twice, Cover to Cover: An Interview with Nathan Leslie and Jamie Keenan

It’s easy enough to get a take on a new book from reviews like this one, but nobody knows quite what’s gone into that work of art you’re holding like the author and the cover designer. Luckily for us, when it comes to The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice, both of these guys are very […]

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Read An Excerpt

It was still dark when Chelsea rattled my arm, waking me up. “Get up,” she said. She said it was time for me to earn my worth. I wasn’t sure what this meant, but I was about to find out. I didn’t know then what time it was (four in the morning), but this would […]

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On Car Balls

During my morning jogs around the neighborhood I used to see a blue Jeep Rav 4 equipped with a pair of tan lifelike testicles dangling from the rear axle. Every time I’d run past the house I’d wonder what the owner of the Jeep was perchance thinking. I’d wonder what possesses someone to consciously purchase […]

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Atticus Authors on the Move: Spring Roundup

Atticus Authors on the Move: Spring Roundup

April can be rough. Rain, thunder, bugs finding their way back into your bedroom, spring not quite sure if it wants to be warm, or suddenly drop back to sweater weather right when you’ve finally decided its time to stop dragging that thing around with you because you’ve never put it on. Yes it’s true […]

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Composition Books: Confessions of a Luddite

Recently I’ve been reflecting on my relationship to technology (or lack thereof). While I’m a notch or two short of a pure Luddite (I do drive, I can’t avoid a computer screen and maintain employment), I find myself distrustful of technology at best, and as a writer dismissive of it completely. (more…)

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Atticus Authors on the Move: February 2012

We know–February is the ugly middle child of the year, a generally unpleasant waiting period for spring, hardly improved by the pseudo-holidays Valentine’s Day and Leap Day. Luckily, it’s been anything but boring at Atticus, where we’re celebrating the February 29th release of Matt Mullin’s knockout story collection Three Ways of the Saw, hobnobbing with […]

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