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

Current Issue

Vol. 36, No. 3 & 4
Winter/Spring 2020

Carrying the Fire: Celebrating
Indigenous Voices of Canada
STORIES: 8 Short Stories
ESSAYS: 3 Personal Essays
POEMS: A Collection of Poems by 24 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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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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Kudos to poet and AQR contributor Robert Hedin. His poem “Monarchs, Viceroys, Swallowtails” (AQR’s current edition) was chosen by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser for American Life in Poetry in national newspapers and online publications. American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation ( ... See MoreSee Less

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In the face of Alaska Quarterly Review’s elimination from the 2020-21 budget of the University of Alaska Anchorage, we intend to stay true to our mission and continue publishing this highly regarded literary magazine. Know that we have new editions in production and planning stages, and with the help of dedicated volunteers, prudent financial planning, and generous donors, we shall go on. Despite the constraints imposed by current economic and health crises, in the words of William Shakespeare, "...though she be but little, she is fierce."

We are gratefully accepting donations through our not-for-profit affiliate, the Center for the Narrative and Lyric Arts at
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