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 began our inaugural chapbook quest, aptly named TAR Chapbook Series. You may order an annual subscription and save 10 percent off your whole purchase! Starting with issue six, our magazine is now a digital experience, which promises contributors more web traffic and enables us to use what would have been our print budget to pay contributors



Publisher and Editor-in-Chief: Natalie Eilbert

Co-Editor: Emily Raw

Assistant Editor: Tom Oristaglio

Poetry Readers: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Sarah Clark, Kate Guenther, LynleyShimat Lys, Samantha Pavlov, Sara Sheiner, Jayson Smith, Spencer Williams

Fiction and Nonfiction Readers: Amy Brinker, Sarah Clark, LynleyShimat Lys

Web Designer: Karina Vahitova

Chapbook Cover Designer: Emily Raw

Friend and savior for life: Morgan Parker



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

Natalie Eilbert is the author of Indictus, winner of Noemi Press's 2016 Poetry Prize (Noemi Press, 2018), as well as the poetry collection, Swan Feast (Bloof Books, 2015). Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Granta, The New YorkerTin HouseThe Kenyon Reviewjubilat, and elsewhere. She was the recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin–Madison and is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.

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.

Tom Oristaglio

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 SourceThe New Yorker, and elsewhere.

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.