Alaska Quarterly Review
AQR - Best Literary Magazine

Celebrating 35 Years

of Publication

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A national presence.

Patricia Hampl
Contributing Editor

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

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Current Issue

Vol. 34, No. 3 & 4, Winter/Spring 2018

FICTION

  • 13 Short Stories

ESSAY

  • 6 Personal Essays

POETRY

  • A Collection of Poems by 30 Poets

AQR – A Literary Magazine of Consequence

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It is with sadness we note the passing of Renee Krull, an invaluable member of AQR's production team at our printer Thomson-Shore going back more than 30 years. Renee was integral to AQR's success and she was a joy to work with. Renee's many talents, high standards, and can-do spirit will be greatly missed. ... See MoreSee Less

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AQR contributing editor Peggy Shumaker's CAIRN: NEW & SELECTED is just out from Red Hen Press. It's a marvelous collection representing forty years of Peggy's poems and prose. Please join us in congratulating Peggy! ... See MoreSee Less

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Gratitude to AQR's Editor-in-Chief Ronald Spatz (top left) ,to Anchorage actress Vivian Kinnaird-Melde (top right) for her powerful and moving reading of Leesa Cross Smith essay “What Are You?” and to the exceptional discussion panel (L-R) Rayette Sterling, Shirley Mae Staten, Löki Gale Tobin (moderator), Julie Varee, and Kristin Hall. ... See MoreSee Less

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