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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:

 

 

CRAZY MOUNTAIN

 

Pleased to announce that my novel Crazy Mountain will be published by Sowilo Press. Crazy Mountain won the Eludia Award, the Barbara Deming Award, and was a finalist for other awards.  For more information about Crazy Mountain, click here.

 

More books in progress.

 

 

ANTHOLOGIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 


ARTIST’S FIELD GUIDE TO THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE, Katie Holsinger Ed., Trinity University Press, 2020. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


UNEARTHING PARADISE: Montana Writers in Defense of Paradise, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


AN ELK RIVER BOOKS READER: Livingston and Billings Area Writers, 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.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS

 

Novel

Crazy Mountain, novel-in-stories forthcoming from Sowilo Press. Winner of the Eludia Award, the Barbara Deming Award, and a finalist for other awards.

 

Essay

“The Land of the Lynx,” forthcoming in The Artist’s Field Guide to Greater Yellowstone, Katie Holsinger, Ed., Trinity University Press, April, 2020.

 

Winner

Eludia Book Award for Fiction, Hidden River Arts, 2019.

 

Finalist

Barry Lopez Nonfiction Award, 2019. Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. David Quammen, Judge.

 

Short-listed

Bosque Fiction Prize, 2018.

 

Long-listed

Santa Fe Writers Book Project Award, 2017. Benjamin Percy, Judge.

 

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.

 

Short Story

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

 

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.

 

Short Story

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

 

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.

 

Finalist

(Dis)placement Fiction Contest, 2015. Terrain.org: A Journal of Build + Natural Environments. Luis Alberto Urrea, Judge.

 

Book Reviews

Montana Quarterly, Fall Issue, Sept., 2015.

Crow Fair by Tom McGuane; Far Enough by Joe Wilkins; Winner Takes None by Greg Comer.

 

Short Story

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

 

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.

 

Short Story

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

 

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.

 

Finalist

Doug Fir Fiction Award, 2014. Bear Deluxe Magazine. Lidia Yuknavitch, Judge.

 

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.

 

Short Story

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

 

Finalist

Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award, 2014. Tucson Festival of the Books.

 

Short Story

Ancient Aquifers,” Reprinted in An Elk River Books Reader, Allen Morris Jones Ed., Bangtail Press, May, 2014.

 

Winner

Barbara Deming Award for work-in-progress, 2013.

 

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.

 

Finalist

Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award, 2013. Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. Pam Houston, Judge.

 

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.

 

Finalist

David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize, 2013. Southwest Review. Ben Fountain, Judge.

 

Radio

“Still Wild,” a short piece on wilderness paired with a David Quammen excerpt, featured on Reflections Radio, March, 2013.

 

Short Story

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

 

Short Story

Ancient Aquifers,” published in Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts, Issue 13, 2012.

 

Short Story

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

 

Finalist

Wabash Prize for Fiction, 2011. Sycamore Review. Antonya Nelson, Judge.

 

Poetry

Five Stones, published in 140 AND COUNTING, Upper Rubber Boot Press, December, 2011.

 

Short Story

Please Don’t Leave Me,” published in Jackson Hole Review, Fall Issue, 2011.

 

Poetry

Montana Year,” published in  Willows Wept Review, Fall Issue, 2011.

 

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.

 

Short Story

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

 

Finalist

Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, 2009. Bellingham Review. Kathleen Alcala, Judge.

 

Finalist

Wordstock Short Fiction Competition, 2009. Wordstock Literary Festival. Barry Lopez, Judge.

 

Nonfiction

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