Alaska Quarterly Review is one of America’s premier literary magazines and a source of powerful, new voices. It is published twice a year in both print and digital editions and maintains partnerships with the Center for the Narrative and Lyric Arts and the Anchorage Museum. Founded in 1980 by Ronald Spatz and James Jacob Liszka, its mission is to discover, nurture and present eclectic and innovative literary works by a diverse range of new and emerging writers, and the non-commercial work of established writers, in print and digital formats, and in online and live public forums. We use the power of literary art to promote empathy, truth, and learning in service of positive change. Our features empower artists and writers to develop broader questions and difficult conversations including works focusing on gender, race, ethnicity, the environment, and social justice.