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Writer’s Guidelines

REGARDING SUBMISSIONS: Social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires that the AQR editorial team move to remote work wherever possible.  We will only review submissions on SUBMITTABLE.  We will no longer review hard copy submissions.  Specific genre submission windows will be posted on this page.

Important Note:  We review simultaneous submissions and request that they be identified as such in the cover letter.

About Submissions

Alaska Quarterly Review is a literary journal devoted to contemporary literary art, publishing fiction, short plays, poetry, photo essays, and literary non-fiction in traditional and experimental styles. It is published by the University of Alaska Anchorage in partnership with the Center for the Narrative and Lyric Arts. The editors encourage new and emerging writers, while continuing to publish award winning and established writers.

The editors invite submissions of fiction, short plays, poetry, photo essays, and literary nonfiction in traditional and experimental styles:

FICTION: Short stories, short novellas and novel excerpts in traditional and experimental styles (generally not exceeding 70 pages).

POETRY: Poems in traditional and experimental styles but no light verse (up to 6 poems).

DRAMA: Short plays in traditional and experimental styles (generally not exceeding 50 pages).

PROSE: Literary nonfiction in traditional and experimental styles (generally not exceeding 70 pages).

PHOTO ESSAYS: Query us before submitting.

Instructions

All manuscripts must be typed and  include the following contact information in your cover letter and/or on your manuscript: mailing address, phone number, and email address.

Although we try to reply within 4 to 12 weeks, sometimes the review process takes longer.  If you do not hear from us after 4 weeks, please do not hesitate to query us about the status of your manuscript.

Correspondence

All general correspondence should be addressed to The Editors. You may contact us via this website or at [uaa_aqr@uaa.alaska.edu].

Submission Windows
will be announced in the fall.

The fee for using SUBMITTABLE is $3.  [https://alaskaquarterlyreview.submittable.com/submit]