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The official website of the unofficial Montana author Elise Atchison.



“Language is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, while all the time we long to move the stars to pity.”  Gustave Flaubert







Montana Quarterly


Book Reviews in Montana Quarterly, Spring  Issue, Mar., 2016.

Dog Run Moon by Callan Wink

All I Want Is What You’ve Go by Glen Chamberlain

For a Little While by Rick Bass

Thank you, Montana Quarterly!



Terrain: A Journal of Built + Natural Environments.


Pleased that my short story, “The Last Wild Creatures on Earth,” was a finalist for the Terrain (Dis)placement Fiction Contest. The story was published in Terrain Nov., 2015. Thank you  Terrain: A Journal of Built + Natural Environments!



Silk Road Review


Very pleased to have a short story, “Three Little Ducklings,” published in the spring issue of Silk Road Review, June, 2015. Thank you, Silk Road Review!



Montana Quarterly


Thrilled to have a short story, “Blue Hills,” published in Montana Quarterly, Dec., 2014. Also very pleased to have the story illustrated by the wonderful artist Carol Guzman. Thank you, Montana Quarterly and Carol Guzman!





Livingston and Billings Area Writers, Bangtail Press.

This anthology includes my story “Ancient Aquifers” along with works by Tim Cahill, Jim Harrison, William Hjortsberg, Walter Kirn, Thomas McGuane, Doug Peacock,  Shann Ray, Maryanne Vollers and many others. Click here for more information on the writers included in the three Bangtail Press Montana anthologies.