© 2010-2017 Elise Atchison

 

 

 

Work   

 

 

 

“All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood.”  Rainer Maria Rilke

 

“Let your fiction grow out of the land beneath your feet.” Willa Cather

 

 

 

 

BOOKS

 

BOOKS IN PROGRESS

More soon!

 

 

SHORT STORIES

 

Trout Tears,” published in Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Paradise, Elk River Books Press, Dec., 2016.

 

The Last Wild Creatures on Earth,” published in Terrain: A Journal of Built + Natural Environments, Nov., 2015.

 

Three Little Ducklings,” published in Silk Road Review, Spring Issue, June, 2015.

 

Blue Hills,” published in Montana Quarterly, Winter Issue, Dec., 2014. (Story illustrated by Carol Guzman.)

 

Rag Dogs,” published in Owen Wister Review, May, 2014.

 

Original Inhabitants,” published in South Dakota Review, Summer Issue, 2012.

 

Ancient Aquifers,” published in Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Issue 13, 2012. Reprinted in Elk River Books Reader, 2014.

 

The Social Life of Wolverines,” published in Bartleby Snopes: A Literary Magazine of Fiction, 2012.

 

Please Don’t Leave Me,” published in Jackson Hole Review, Fall Issue, 2011. The theme of this issue is “Well Enough Alone.”

 

Tending the Garden,” published in The Wordstock Ten, Oct. 2009.

 

 

ANTHOLOGIES

 

ARTISTS FIELD GUIDE TO THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE, Katie Holsinger Ed., forthcoming. Includes “Land of the Lynx,” along with works by Rick Bass, Gary Ferguson, Doug Peacock, Kelsey Sather, Jack Turner, Todd Wilkinson, Terry Tempest Williams, and many others.

 

UNEARTHING PARADISE: Montana Writers in Defense of Paradise, Elk River Books Press, Dec., 2016. Edited by Marc Beaudin, Seabring Davis, and Max Hjorstberg, with a foreword by Terry Tempest Williams. Includes short story “Trout Tears,” along with works by Rick Bass, Amanda Fortini, Tami Haaland, Jim Harrison, William Hjortsberg, Greg Keeler, Doug Peacock, Shann Ray, and many others.

 

ELK RIVER BOOKS READER: Livingston and Billings Area Writers, Allen Morris Jones Ed., Bangtail Press, May, 2014. Includes short story “Ancient Aquifers,” along with works by Tim Cahill, Jim Harrison, William Hjortsberg, Walter Kirn, Tom McGuane, Maryanne Vollers, and many others.

 

140 AND COUNTING, Seven by Twenty Anthology, Upper Rubber Boot Press, December, 2011. Includes “Five Stones.”

 

 

NONFICTION

 

“Land of the Lynx,” forthcoming in The Artist’s Field Guide to Greater Yellowstone, Spring, 2017. Illustrated by Carrie Wild.

 

Book Reviews, 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

 

Book Reviews, 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

 

Book Reviews, Montana Quarterly, Summer Issue, June, 2016.

Disgraced by Gwen Florio

The Actor by Beth Hunter McHugh

Survivors Said by Matt Pavelich

 

Book Reviews, 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

 

Book Reviews, Montana Quarterly, Winter Issue, Dec., 2015.

Crossing the Plains with Bruno by Annick Smith

American Copper by Shann Ray

Vagabond Song by Marc Beaudin

 

Book Reviews, Montana Quarterly, Fall Issue, Sept., 2015.

Crow Fair by Tom McGuane

Far Enough by Joe Wilkins

Winner Takes None by Greg Comer

 

Book Reviews, Montana Quarterly, Summer Issue, June, 2015.

The Big Seven by Jim Harrison

Mañana by William Hjortsberg

Bitter Creek by Peter Bowen

 

Book Reviews, 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

 

Book Reviews, 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

 

Book Reviews, 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.

 

Book Reviews, 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

 

Book Reviews, 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.

 

Feature Stories, College of Letters and Science Newsletter, Montana State University.

 

 

GRANTS & AWARDS

 

Finalist, (Dis)placement Fiction Contest, 2015.

Terrain.org: A Journal of Build + Natural Environments.

Luis Alberto Urrea, Judge.

 

Finalist, Doug Fir Fiction Award, 2014.

Bear Deluxe Magazine.

Lidia Yuknavitch, Judge.

 

Finalist, Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award, 2014.

Tuscson Festival of the Books.

 

Artist Grant Awarded for novel-in-progress, 2013.

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund.

 

Finalist, Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award, 2013

Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts.

Pam Houston, Judge.

 

Finalist, David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize, 2013.

Southwest Review.

Ben Fountain, Judge.

 

Finalist, Wabash Prize for Fiction, 2011.

Sycamore Review.

Antonya Nelson, Judge.

 

Finalist, Dana Award for Short Fiction, 2010.

Mary Elizabeth Parker, Judge.

 

Finalist, Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction, 2010.

New Orleans Review.

Nancy Lemann, Judge.

 

Finalist, Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, 2009.

Bellingham Review.

Kathleen Alcala, Judge.

 

Finalist, Wordstock Short Fiction Competition, 2009.

Wordstock Literary Festival.

Barry Lopez, Judge.