© 2021 Elise Atchison
novel forthcoming from
anthology forthcoming from
Trinity University Press
Elk River Books Press
“All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood.” Rainer Maria Rilke
Books ♦ Anthologies ♦ Other Publications ♦ Awards
CRAZY MOUNTAIN (Novel)
Pleased to announce that my novel Crazy Mountain won the 2019 Eludia Award and will be published by Sowilo Press, an imprint of Hidden River Arts, 2021. Crazy Mountain also received the Barbara Deming Award for work in progress and was a finalist for other awards. For more information about Crazy Mountain,click here .
ARTIST’S FIELD GUIDE TO THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE (Anthology)
Katie Holsinger Ed., Trinity University Press, 2021. Includes “The Land of the Lynx” by Elise Atchison, paired with artwork by Carrie Wild.
Writers include: Elise Atchison, Rick Bass, Todd Burritt, Tom Campbell, Lyn Dalebout, Matt Daly, Joanne Dornan, Gary Ferguson, Geneen Marie Haugen, Susan Marsh, Craig Mathews, Arthur Middleton, Doug Peacock, Karen Reinhart, Kelsey K. Sather, Gail Small, Jack Turner, Rebecca Watters, Tina Welling, Marylee White, Connie Wieneke, Todd Wilkinson, Terry Tempest Williams.
Artists include: Kalon Baughan, Tamara Callens, Meredith Campbell, Sue Cedarholm, Derek DeYoung, Loretta, Domaszewski, Katy Ann Fox, Dwayne Harty, Laney Hicks, DG House, Will Hunter, Sarah Kariko, Jenni Lowe-Anker, Mimi Matsuda, James Prosek, Robert Schlenker, Tucker Smith, Kay Stratman, Kara Tripp, Shannon Troxler, Kathryn Turner, Carrie Wild, Monte Yellow Bird Sr.
Elk River Books Press, 2016. Edited by Marc Beaudin, Seabring Davis, and Max Hjorstberg, with a foreword by Terry Tempest Williams. Includes short story “Trout Tears” by Elise Atchison. This anthology was a finalist for the High Plains Book Award.
Writers include: Martha Adkins, Bryce Andrews, Elise Atchison, Rick Bass, Marc Beaudin, Frank Carter, Dave Caserio, John Clayton, Michael Earl Craig, Seabring Davis, Edwin Dobb, Charlotte McGuinn Freeman, Amanda Fortini, Tami Haaland, Jim Harrison, Max Hjortsberg, William “Gatz” Hjortsberg, John Holt, Greg Keeler, Alan Kesselheim, Joan Kresich, Ken McCullough, Brant Oswald, Doug Peacock, Ilona Popper, Bernard Quetchenbach, Shann Ray, Myers, Reece, Russell Rowland, Toby Thompson, Richard Wheeler, Todd Wilkinson, Terry Tempest Williams.
Allen Morris Jones, Ed., Bangtail Press, May, 2014. Includes short story “Ancient Aquifers” by Elise Atchison.
Writers include: Elise Atchison, Marc Beaudin, Peter Bowen, Stephen Byler, Tim Cahill, John Clayton, Michael Earl Craig, Seabring Davis, Gary Ferguson, Amanda Fortini, Thomas Goltz, Tom Groneberg, Tami Haaland, Jim Harrison, Max Hjortsberg, William Hjortsberg, John Holt, Ed Kemmick, Walter Kirn, Craig Lancaster, Ralph Langer, Ken McCullough, Thomas McGuane, Scott McMillion, Thomas McNamee, Andrea Peacock, Doug Peacock, Shann Ray, Elwood Reid, Russell Rowland, John Taliaferro, E. Donnall Thomas, Jr., Toby Thompson, Maryanne Vollers, Callan Wink.
STORIES, ESSAYS AND BOOK REVIEWS
“The Land of the Lynx,” forthcoming in The Artist’s Field Guide to Greater Yellowstone, Katie Holsinger, Ed., Trinity University Press, March, 2021.
Montana Quarterly, Winter Issue, December, 2016.
Edward Unspooled by Craig Lancaster; A Bloom of Bones by Allen Morris Jones; Yellowstone: A Journey Through America’s Wild Heart by David Quammen.
“Trout Tears,” published in Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Paradise, Elk River Books Press, Dec., 2016.
Montana Quarterly, Fall Issue, September, 2016.
Fifty-Six Counties by Russell Rowland; The Names of the Stars by Pete Fromm; Swift Dam by Sid Gustafson.
Montana Quarterly, Summer Issue, June, 2016.
Disgraced by Gwen Florio; The Actor by Beth Hunter McHugh; Survivors Said by Matt Pavelich.
Montana Quarterly, Spring Issue, Mar., 2016.
Dog Run Moon by Callan Wink; All I Want Is What You’ve Got by Glen Chamberlain; For a Little While by Rick Bass.
“The Last Wild Creatures on Earth,” published in Terrain: A Journal of Built + Natural Environments, Nov., 2015.
Montana Quarterly, Winter Issue, Dec., 2015.
Crossing the Plains with Bruno by Annick Smith; American Copper by Shann Ray; Vagabond Song by Marc Beaudin.
Montana Quarterly, Fall Issue, Sept., 2015.
Crow Fair by Tom McGuane; Far Enough by Joe Wilkins; Winner Takes None by Greg Comer.
“Three Little Ducklings,” published in Silk Road Review, Spring Issue, June, 2015.
Montana Quarterly, Summer Issue, June, 2015.
The Big Seven by Jim Harrison; Mañana by William Hjortsberg; Bitter Creek by Peter Bowen.
Montana Quarterly, Spring Issue, March, 2015.
Dirt Work by Christine Byl; The Carry Home by Gary Ferguson; In the Shadow of the Sabertooth by Doug Peacock.
“Blue Hills,” published in Montana Quarterly, Winter Issue, Dec., 2014. (Story illustrated by Carol Guzman.)
Montana Quarterly, Fall Issue, Sept., 2014.
Blood Will Out by Walter Kirn; The Ploughmen by Kim Zupan; Kevin Red Star by Daniel Gibson and Kitty Leaken.
Montana Quarterly, Summer Issue, June, 2014.
A Fact and Fiction Reader: Missoula Area Writers; An Elk River Books Reader: Livingston and Billings Area Writers; A Country Bookshelf Reader: Bozeman Area Writers. All three edited by Allen Morris Jones.
“Rag Dogs,” published in Owen Wister Review, May, 2014.
“Ancient Aquifers,” Reprinted in An Elk River Books Reader, Allen Morris Jones Ed., Bangtail Press, May, 2014.
Montana Quarterly, Winter Issue, Dec., 2013.
All the Land to Hold Us by Rick Bass; Brown Dog Novellas by Jim Harrison; I Await the Devil’s Coming by Mary MacLane.
Montana Quarterly, Summer Issue, June, 2013.
Gray Ghost Murders by Keith McCafferty; Anaphylaxsis by Alan Wanderer; Light of the World by James Lee Burke.
“Still Wild,” a short piece on wilderness paired with a David Quammen excerpt, featured on Reflections Radio, March, 2013.
“Original Inhabitants,” published in South Dakota Review, Summer Issue, 2012.
“Ancient Aquifers,” published in Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Issue 13, 2012.
“The Social Life of Wolverines,” published in Bartleby Snopes: A Literary Magazine of Fiction, 2012.
Five Stones, published in 140 AND COUNTING, Upper Rubber Boot Press, December, 2011.
“Please Don’t Leave Me,” published in Jackson Hole Review, Fall Issue, 2011.
“Montana Year,” published in Willows Wept Review, Fall Issue, 2011.
“Tending the Garden,” published in The Wordstock Ten, Oct. 2009.
Feature Stories, College of Letters and Science News, Montana State University.
Eludia Book Award for Fiction, Hidden River Arts, 2019.
Boulevard Nonfiction Contest, 2019.
Barry Lopez Nonfiction Award, 2019. Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. David Quammen, Judge.
Bosque Fiction Prize, 2018.
Santa Fe Writers Book Award, 2017. Benjamin Percy, Judge.
(Dis)placement Fiction Contest, 2015. Terrain.org: A Journal of Built + Natural Environments. Luis Alberto Urrea, Judge.
Doug Fir Fiction Award, 2014. Bear Deluxe Magazine. Lidia Yuknavitch, Judge.
Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award, 2014. Tucson Festival of the Books.
Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Award for work-in-progress, 2013.
Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award, 2013. Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. Pam Houston, Judge.
David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize, 2013. Southwest Review. Ben Fountain, Judge.
Wabash Prize for Fiction, 2011. Sycamore Review. Antonya Nelson, Judge.
Dana Award for Short Fiction, 2010. Mary Elizabeth Parker, Judge.
Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction, 2010. New Orleans Review. Nancy Lemann, Judge.
Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, 2009. Bellingham Review. Kathleen Alcala, Judge.
Wordstock Short Fiction Competition, 2009. Wordstock Literary Festival. Barry Lopez, Judge.