Michael Downs’ book, House of Good Hope (Bison Books, 2007), won the River Teeth Literary Nonfiction Prize. His stories have appeared in The Missouri Review, The Gettysburg Review, The Georgia Review, and Five Points.
That one of the nation's best literary magazines comes out of Alaska may seem surprising, but so it is.
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.