AQR - Best Literary Magazine

Celebrating 34 Years

of Publication

What People are Saying

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

Alaska Quarterly Review is one of the top ten literary magazines in the country.

Sherman Alexie

AQR – A Literary Magazine of Consequence

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James Allen Hall's AQR essay "Be Destroyed" in Vol 32, No.1 & 2, was named a Notable Essay of the Year in the most recent The Best American Essays 2016. We apologize that we omitted James in our post about AQR essays recognized in The Best American Essays. James's essay will be included in his upcoming collection I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So (Cleveland State University) in early 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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For folks in the State University of New York at Fredonia area, Liz Bradfield and Craig Matkin are presenting events commemorating Eva Saulitis’s literary and scientific legacy on October 17 and 18. And this Thursday, September 29 at 7:30PM, Mara Liebling (Eva's sister) will be reading from Eva Saulitis' book, Becoming Earth, at Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge Island, WA. ... See MoreSee Less

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Just published: Best American Poetry 2016 features Olena Kalytiak Davis's AQR poem "On the Certainty of Bryan." Best American Short Stories 2016 features Daniel O'Malley's AQR story "Bridge" and Raul Palma's AQR story "Eminent Domain" is cited as a Distinguished Story of the year. Last year we neglected to mention Sharon Solwitz's AQR story "The Impostor" was cited as a Distinguished Story of the year. You can also read them all on (aqreview.org). ... See MoreSee Less

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