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

Current Issue

Vol. 37, No. 1 & 2
Summer/Fall 2020

Mother’s House by J. Malcolm Garcia
A Novella-length Narrative Essay
of a Courageous, Independent Woman
in War-torn Afghanistan
STORIES: 9 Short Stories
ESSAYS: 2 Personal Essays
POEMS: A Collection of Poems by 20 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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