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

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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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Congratulations to AQR contributor Pete Duval! His short story collection, The Deposition, won the 2020 Juniper Prize for fiction and will be published in the spring of 2021 by the University of Massachusetts Press. Included in the collection is "The Physics of Large Objects" (AQR Fall/Winter 2009). ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday, July 30 at 7PM Alaska Time
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Bravo! to AQR contributor Daniel O’Malley. His story “Simon” is longlisted for The Sunday Times (London) Audible Short Story Award--the richest prize for a single short story in the English language. O'Malley’s story "Bridge," first published in Alaska Quarterly Review, was included in 2016's Best American Short Stories anthology and broadcast on the NPR program Selected Shorts. ... See MoreSee Less

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