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

Current Issue

Vol. 35, No. 3 & 4
Winter/Spring 2019

by Christie Hodgen
STORIES: 10 Short Stories
LONG POEM: Matisse’s Great-Granddaughter
by Jennifer Habel
POEMS: A Collection of Poems by 20 Poets

Featured Posts

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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Congratulations to Garret Keizer. His debut poetry collection, World Pushes Back, has just been released by Texas Review Press. Garret's poem "Marx's Family" (AQR Vol. 30 3-4) is included in the new collection. His short story "Miss Capelletti Makes Her Shopping List" was featured in AQR Vol. 33 3-4. ... See MoreSee Less

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Emily Pease's debut short story collection Let Me Out Of Here was just released by Hub City Press. It includes "Submission" (AQR Vol. 34 3-4) and Kirkus observes the collection is "a compelling examination of what it means to survive when thriving seems to be an option only for other people." Please join us in congratulating Emily! ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Joanna Pearson. Her debut short story collection Every Human Love (Acre Books) will be out next month. The collection is described by Kirkus as "intriguing and satisfying" and it includes "Higher Things" (AQR Vol. 35 1-2). ... See MoreSee Less

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