Alaska Quarterly Review
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Alaska Quarterly Review, Volume 35

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Vol. 35, No. 1 & 2
Summer/Fall 2018

NOVELLA: Life/Story by Emily Mitchell
STORIES: 11 Short Stories
ESSAY: 3 Personal Essays
POETRY: A Collection of Poems

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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.

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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.

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Emily Mitchell's novella Life/Story leads AQR's new edition. This engaging and insightful tale of a family man's adventure gone wrong in a reality TV show in the not-too-distant future is one of a collection of exceptional new works: 1 novella, 11 short stories, 3 personal essays, and the work of 16 poets. It's available in selected bookstores and from We'll be posting more highlights in the coming weeks. Cover photo by Marion Owen.

Emily Mitchell is the author of the novel The Last Summer in the World and more recently Viral: Stories, both published by W. W. Norton. Photo by Britt Olsen Ecker.
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