What is July without heat and explosions and celebrating an America we never asked for? On Wednesday, July 8th, swing over to 61 Local for an amazing night of poems and stories and volcanic eruptions. This is going to be really really really good. Be sure to check out Jesse Kohn’s stories featured in issue 3, and Roberto Montes’ poem, featured in issue 5!
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VIDA is an amazing organization for women and on Wednesday, June 10th, the Atlas Reading Series will celebrate with some of its amazing organizers. Conveniently they are also incredible writers. Join us for a night of utter magnificent women. Art TBD:
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The Atlas Review needs some help! We’re currently looking for some bright and ludicrous energy to contribute to the bright and ludicrous Atlas staff. Are you engaged in the lit community, do you therein look at how we might dismantle institutions that support white supremacist/patriarchal practices, do you spiral and vault and arch and panic when you read certain authors and words in books and magazines and blogs and do you take great pleasure in that bodily sublime, and are you alive to the dreadful politics of being alive? What about this Simone Weil quote, “To see each human being (an image of oneself) as a prison in which a prisoner dwells, surrounded by the whole universe.” I mean, right? Then my goodness would we like to talk to you!
Consider raising your voice real high and apply for these volunteer-based (We are all volunteers—I, the founding editor and publisher, ate a deli sandwich while typing this in gym clothes at 8:49pm on a Monday restless to the crippling new wave of 32 hours still inside this workweek so I can support this beautiful venture). (Which is to say, we never expect you to complete heavy workloads—just what you can when you can. Hustle, hustle).
Image by Michelle Macinsky, from issue 4
We’ve begun our reading period for the TAR Chapbook Series for chapbook-length books, and will soon begin reading for our biannual literary magazine. We publish work that goes against the grain, blurs genre, and highlights otherwise marginalized voices. We ask that our readers share this ethos, and that they be diverse in range and background. As with every position on staff, this is a volunteer-based position; however, you’d be part of a great group of writers and thinkers, plus our monthly meetings are super fun—free pizza! Pizza abound, this can also be a remote job. All you need is a Submittable account! Interested? Send a brief intro about yourself our way that includes any editorial experience, your genre preference, your contact info, and a list of contemporary books you enjoyed at theatlasreview [at] gmail [dot] com. We’re so excited to hear from you!
Events Coordinator
We are seeking a big personality and total ham to be our new Events Coordinator! The Events Coordinator would organize and host our monthly reading series, the Atlas Reading Series, a text-art collaboration that takes place at 61 Local in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. They would also organize and host upcoming launches, special events and festivals, and whatever else might come our way! Big ups if you have attended our events. Maybe you heard about the Solaris marathon we co-organized with Marina Abramovic Institute two summers ago? Yeah, that was a lot of work! But we did it as a team. So you would also be someone open to collaboration who doesn’t hold their cards too close to their chest! You are also someone who is pleased as plums to uphold our reader rules: No event can be majority men; no event can be all white. 
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 We are so happy to announce our first chapbook series! Publishing under the acronym for our name, TAR chapbook series will open up its reading period on June 1st and close August 1st.

 About TAR Chapbook Series
The work we have read for the magazine these past two and a half years has inspired us to crave more and more pages of your voices. We want to impart the same beautiful, design-savvy creations from the magazine to the physical pages of a chapbook. Selected manuscripts will have a small print-run, and they will receive 20 contributor copies plus payment. Maybe that chapbook is yours!
Within each genre of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction are three forms of submission, none of which has any extra impression on us. We invite you to submit your manuscript for free, with donation, or with a purchase of one of our issues. To this end, we are humbly putting the readers fee option here so that we may better pay our contributors. That’s right—we will pay our chapbook authors. 

The chapbook series will continue with The Atlas Review‘s mission of remaining anonymous. Work should push against the status quo and challenge us. You may submit a manuscript between approximately 20 and 30 pages. Please read all the guidelines specific to each genre. Submissions should include the following:

20 to 30 page manuscript free of any identity-revealing information.
Dress your manuscript up with a title page, table of contents, and whatever else you would like to include. Acknowledgments page optional. Please use a readable font in 12-point. Times New Roman is always master of the house, but an equivalent is fine.
You can include a brief cover letter that describes this particular manuscript’s agenda/thesis/mission. This is absolutely optional. Still, do not include your name or any identity-revealing information here.
While we can’t stop you from including clipart and borders, we ask you to question your motive here: what even is that about?

We hope to have a final selection of manuscripts by the end of August, early September. We can’t promise response time will be this soon, but we will try. We feel ambitious enough about this, but plan to be going to the beach too (except Dolan—he hates the beach). Should there be any delays, we will be in touch with updates!
We’re so excited to read your chapbooks!

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