Alaska Quarterly Review - A Literary Magazine
Alaska Quarterly Review
AQR - Best Literary Magazine
Alaska Quarterly Review, Volume 35

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Vol. 35, No. 1 & 2
Summer/Fall 2018

NOVELLA: Life/Story by Emily Mitchell
STORIES: 11 Short Stories
ESSAY: 3 Personal Essays
POETRY: A Collection of Poems

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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 Cary Holladay! Her latest book, Brides in the Sky: Stories and a Novella, is just released by OUP/Swallow Press. In it "women and girls often overlooked by history are given compelling voices in this collection." (Kirkus Reviews). An earlier story "Merry-Go-Sorry," based on the case of the West Memphis 3, was published in Alaska Quarterly Review and won an O. Henry Prize. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to novelist and short story writer Aurelie Sheehan. Her latest book, Once into the Night, a collection of 57 very short pieces, won Fiction Collective Two’s Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize this year and is out on February 19 (University of Alabama Press). Aurelie had two stories in AQR (Vol. 27 3-4 and Vol. 20 3-4). ... See MoreSee Less

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Mary Oliver was a wonderful poet. Her passing is a great loss.Poet Mary Oliver reads her poem "Wild Geese": You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repen... ... See MoreSee Less

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