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

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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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Alaska Quarterly Review presents Lee Conell's “Ex Party” and Debbi Urbanksi’s “Hysteria.” Performers: Amy Meissner, Artist; Tara Ballard, Poet; and Kathleen Witkowska Tarr, Writer. Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7PM at The Writer's Block Bookstore & Cafe in Anchorage. Sponsored by the Center for the Narrative & Lyric Arts and 49 Writers. ... See MoreSee Less

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Alaska Quarterly Review

The cat's out of the box! Submittable on-line opening for AQR POETRY SUBMISSIONS: October 15 to December 15, 2019. Notes: (1) There's a $3 convenience fee for submitting via Submittable but poets may still submit hard copy submissions without any fees. (2) An on-line submission window for writers of prose is scheduled for early 2020. Until then, we will only review hard copy prose submissions via post with SASE or with an e-mail address for electronic notification ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Hananah Zaheer Bajwa ("Fish Tank"), Scott Nadelson ("Sweet Ride"), and Emily Pease ("Submission"). Their AQR stories are named Notable Stories in THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2019. And congratulations to Lisa S. Davis ("The Airshaft") and Leesa Cross-Smith("What Are You?"). Their essays are named Notable Essays in THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2019. Read these stories and essays on the AQR website: (See prior post about the Leesa Cross-Smith AQR web feature: ... See MoreSee Less

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