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

Current Issue

Vol. 36, No. 1 & 2
Summer/Fall 2019

The Lonely Isalnds: Attu and Kiska
Essay by Nancy Lord
Photographs by Irene Owsley
STORIES: 12 Short Stories
ESSAYS: Three Personal Essays
POEMS: A Collection of Poems by 26 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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Kudos to author and AQR contributor Dina Nayeri. She recently appeared on the PBS Newshour to discuss her latest book, Ungrateful Refugee (Catapult). Three of her short stories have appeared in AQR including "A Ride Out of Pharo," an O. Henry Prize winner. ... See MoreSee Less

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AQR's new issue will engage, inspire, and move you! Personal essays: "Icon" by Richard Adams Carey, "The Witching Hour" by Kelly Sundberg, and "Love, Crazy?" by Deborah A. Lott. 12 short stories, a major photographic essay, and a collection of poems by 26 poets. AQR is available at selected bookstores and from ... See MoreSee Less

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Kudos to fiction writer and AQR contributor Debbie Urbanski ( She is a winner of a 2019 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award ($40,000) for writers who demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their careers. Debbie has appeared in AQR 7 times and, most recently, her story "Hysteria" is included in AQR's just released Summer & Fall 2019 edition ( ... See MoreSee Less

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