Alaska Quarterly Review - A Literary Magazine
Alaska Quarterly Review
AQR - Best Literary Magazine

Current Issue

Vol. 36, No. 1 & 2
Summer/Fall 2019

The Lonely Isalnds: Attu and Kiska
Essay by Nancy Lord
Photographs by Irene Owsley
STORIES: 12 Short Stories
ESSAYS: Three Personal Essays
POEMS: A Collection of Poems by 26 Poets

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A Literary Magazine of Consequence

That one of the nation's best literary magazines comes out of Alaska may seem surprising, but so it is.

The Washington Post Book World

How large the scope of this exceptional journal is. AQR has always sought not only work of aesthetic strength and power but also work that includes a rigorous questioning of larger societal issues.

Jane Hirshfield
Contributing Editor

It remains one of our best, and most imaginative, literary magazines.

Michael Dirda
The New York Review of Books

Fresh treasure.

The New York Times Book Review

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Brava! AQR contributor Eliese Colette Goldbach. Her compelling memoir, “Rust" (Flatiron Books/Macmillan), will be in bookstores on March 3. It's an "affecting, unblinking portrait of working-class life" (Kirkus Reviews) focusing on her experiences in her rural Ohio hometown and working in a steel mill. AQR published Eliese's courageous essay "White Horse" (AQR Vol. 33 1-2) about her rape on a Christian college campus in rural Ohio and its aftermath. It was reprinted in The Best American Essays and widely cited. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to AQR poetry contributor Heather Treseler. Her chapbook, "Parturition," was chosen for the Munster Literature Centre's 2019 Chapbook Prize. It will be launched at the 2020 Cork International Poetry Festival in Ireland on March 28 and distribution in the U.S. will follow. ... See MoreSee Less

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2020: Happy New Year wishes from AQR for a year of joy and inspiration! ... See MoreSee Less

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