© 2010-2017 Elise Atchison
“All the soarings of my mind begin in my blood.” Rainer Maria Rilke
BOOKS IN PROGRESS
“Trout Tears,” published in Unearthing Paradise: Montana Writers in Defense of Paradise, Elk River Books Press, Dec., 2016. (Unearthing Paradise is currently a finalist for the High Plains Book Award.)
“The Last Wild Creatures on Earth,” published in Terrain: A Journal of Built + Natural Environments, Nov., 2015. (Finalist for Terrain (Dis)placement Fiction Contest.)
“Three Little Ducklings,” published in Silk Road Review, Spring Issue, June, 2015. (Finalist for David Nathan Meyerson Prize, Doug Fir Fiction Award, Rick DeMarinis Award, and Tucson Festival of the Books Award.)
“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. (Finalist for Tobias Wolff Award, Walker Percy Prize, Dana Award, and Wabash Prize.)
“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. (Finalist for the Wordstock Short Fiction Competition.)
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. Finalist for the High Plains Book Award.
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.
“Land of the Lynx,” forthcoming in The Artist’s Field Guide to Greater Yellowstone. 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 book-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.
Ben Fountain, Judge.
Finalist, Wabash Prize for Fiction, 2011.
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.
Kathleen Alcala, Judge.
Finalist, Wordstock Short Fiction Competition, 2009.
Wordstock Literary Festival.
Barry Lopez, Judge.