About

The Atlas Review was founded in 2012 as a way to combat the institutional weight of the literary community. All submissions are vetted anonymously, allowing the work to stand above names, associates, and credentials.  We believe that the strongest work will (and must) innately carry the most important elements of identity, elements that go beyond 75 word bios or accolades. Our work is who we are in the world.

We want to carve a place of bold writing that isn’t pigeon-holed or written off as “experimental.” Whatever that means. It’s all an experiment, and we are in it. How you interpret your experience of all is what we’re after. Go ahead and scare us. We publish works in all genres, and are delighted by genre-bending in every way. We are committed to diversity—in representation, aesthetic, and theme.

The Atlas Review has published five print  literary magazines biannually over the course of three years and has since expanded to chapbooks as well. In 2016, we will begin our inaugural chapbook quest, aptly named TAR Chapbook Series. Titles by Mike Lala, Zoe Dzunko, Soleil Ho, Megan Giddings, and Roberto Montes will be made available throughout the year on physical gorgeous small print runs. You may order an annual subscription here and save $5! We will also kick off issue #6 as our first wholly online issue. In so doing, we will be able to pay our contributors.

Our monthly reading series happens every second Wednesday at 61 Local in Brooklyn and is now curated by Mike Rosen.

 

Staff

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief: Natalie Eilbert

Editor: Emily Raw

Assistant Editor: Tom Oristaglio

Poetry Readers: Natalie Desrosiers, Laura Ferris, Kate Guenther, LynleyShimat Lys, Sara Sheiner, Jayson Smith, Shelley Wong

Fiction Readers: Amy Brinker, LynleyShimat Lys, TM De Vos, Jennifer Polish

Nonfiction Readers: Chelsea Biondolillo, Amy Brinker, LynleyShimat Lys, TM De Vos, Jue Yang

Web Designer: Angela Protzman, Karina Vahitova

Chapbook Cover Designer: Emily Raw

Events Coordinator: Mike Rosen

Friend and savior for life:Dolan Morgan, Morgan Parker

 

About the Staff

Amy Brinker works for Penguin Random House and co-hosts the Beaks & Geeks podcast. She reads prose submissions for Atlas.

Chelsea Biondolillo is the author of the prose chapbook, Ologies (Etchings Press, 2015). Her essays and hybrids have appeared in Orion, Diagram, Passages NorthSonora Review, Brevity, and others. She has an MFA from the University of Wyoming in both creative writing and environmental studies and teaches nonfiction workshops at ApiaryLit.org.

Jeremy Clark is from Louisville, Ky. He is a Cave Canem fellow and teaching fellow at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. His work has appeared in Callaloo & Pluck!

Natalie Desrosiers is a rising junior at Bard College and intern for Cave Canem Foundation. She participated in multiple events for the 2014 and 2015 Berkshire Festival for Women Writers in Western Massachusetts, including a reading at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA. Placing second in the Leslie Sanders Writing contest for poetry, Desrosiers was both staff and a featured writer in Glacial Erratic, a literary magazine. Her additional work experience includes interning for an independent publishing company, C.H. Publishing, and Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center in Hudson, New York. A small portfolio of her written work can be found here.

Natalie Eilbert is the author of the debut collection Swan Feast (Coconut Books, 2015). She is also the author of two chapbooks, Conversation with the Stone Wife (Bloof Books, 2014) and And I Shall Again Be Virtuous. (Big Lucks Books, 2014). Her poems and essays have been published or are forthcoming from The New YorkerThe Kenyon Review, Tin House, Guernica, and elsewhere. Recently a winner of the 2015 Arkadii Dragomoshchenko Prize for Innovative Poetry through Summer Literary Seminars, she is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.

Laura Ferris is a poet and translator working as a teacher in Iowa City and the East Bay. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The Atlas Review, Prelude, Fence, and Beecher’s Magazine. She co-runs the film/reading/performance series Heroines Video Magazine Show in various places and is an assistant editor for M–Dash.

LynleyShimat Lys has recently published work in “Window Cat Press,” “Incessant Pipe,” “Revisions” and “The Great Gatsby Anthology,” reviewed poetry collections for Fjords Review, and served as first reader for the CLMP Firecracker Awards. Recent readings include the Lamprophonic and Dead Rabbits Reading Series in New York and the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Lynley also held a residency at the Louis Armstrong Archive at Queens College, serves as archivist for the Meena Alexander papers in the Berg Collection of the NYPL, and will be teaching Creative Writing at Queens in fall 2015. Visit online at lynleyshimatlyspoetry.weebly.com.

Monica McClure is a writer and performer based in New York. She is the author of Tender Data (Birds LLC, 2015); and chapbooks Mala  (Poor Claudia, 2014); Mood Swing (Snacks Press, 2013).

Dolan Morgan is the author of two story collections, That’s When the Knives Come Down (A|P, 2014) and INSIGNIFICANA (CCM, 2016).

Tom Oristaglio

Angela Protzman is a graphic designer, illustrator, and web developer living in Colorado. (angela.works)

Emily Raw shoots artist portraits in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Her work focuses primarily on the nature of image, both picture and persona, and has appeared in The Source, The New Yorker, and elsewhere.

Mike Rosen is a poet & performer best known for the viral video “When God Happens.” Mike was named Best Male Poet at the Wade-Lewis Poetry Slam Invitational 2011, was a finalist at Rustbelt Regional Poetry Slam 2012, and has twice finished in the Top Ten at College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. His work appears in Chronogram and Insight.

Jacob Severn’s prose, poetry, and criticism has appeared in many places online and IRL. He is the author of a handful of chapbooks and pamphlets. With Rebecca Severn, he runs Snacks Press. Alone, he edits HARIBO, a digital ephemeral text project. He lives in Brooklyn, with all of you.

Sara Sheiner is an MFA candidate at Virginia Tech.

Jayson Smith is a Bronx-born, Brooklyn based writer. His poetry has appeared/is forthcoming in The Rumpus, MUZZLE, & boundary2. A Callaloo fellow & Pushcart Prize nominee, Jayson is currently a curator for Poets in Unexpected Places.

Michelle Vider is a writer based in Philadelphia. Her work has appeared/is forthcoming in The Toast, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Atlas and Alice, Baldhip Magazine, and elsewhere. Find her at michellevider.com.

T.M. De Vos is a 2015 Sozopol Fiction Seminars Fellow, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Gloom Cupboard, and author of Cimmeria, a poetry collection forthcoming from Červena Barvá Press. Her work has appeared in Pacific ReviewburntdistrictMoonshot MagazineQuiddityHawaii Pacific Review, and the Los Angeles Review, among others. She has been named as a semifinalist for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award and the Paumanok Poetry Award. De Vos is also the recipient of fellowships from Murphy Writing Seminars, Summer Literary Seminars, and the Cullman Center at the New York Public Library. She is currently working on her first novel.

Shelley Wong lives in Oakland, CA. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Crazyhorse, Vinyl, The Normal School, Linebreak, Ninth Letter Online, and Devil’s Lake. She is the recipient of the 2014 Normal Prize for poetry in addition to fellowships and scholarships from Kundiman, Fine Arts Work Center, and Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.