Welcome to Fiction Attic Press, a small, independent publisher dedicated to distributing works of exceptional literary merit. We are seeking short stories, flash fiction, short memoir, and novellas for publication. The goal of Fiction Attic Press is to promote well-written, thought-provoking fiction with a fair dose of “elegant wit.” We refer you to the meaning of attic, which explains pretty much everything:

attic salt (phrase): a poignant, delicate wit, peculiar to the Athenians attic (noun): a story or room directly below the roof of a building attic (adj) : characterized by purity, simplicity, and elegant wit


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a few stories from our archives

How to Handle Winter

A Short Story by Melissa Gutierrez The snowman was more that than anything else—a man who lived in the snow. He had a pelt…

This image was created by Edward Wells using two public domain images:
a 1765 map of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and two pages from the Voynich manuscript


by Edward Wells & Nicolas Diaz novella excerpt [1] Stuff you can do in the commuter bus: fall asleep in your seat; pretend to…

Essays & Memoir

latest nonfiction

A List That Never Ends

Short Memoir by Sarah Elizabeth Schantz When it was time to burn my mother she wept two red tears. I drove her to the…


Flamingo Pink

Memoir by Laryssa Wirstiuk The cruelest word was “orange,” which my best friend in Kindergarten had used to describe my hair. The time was…