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 reading period for unsolicited submissions is August 15 to May 15.
Important Note: We review simultaneous submissions and request that they be identified as such in the cover letter.
All manuscripts must be typed and accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) or an e-mail address for notification. Unless a SASE or e-mail address is enclosed with your submission, you will not hear from us unless we are interested in publishing your manuscript. Please include the following contact information in your cover letter and/or on your manuscript: mailing address, phone number, and email address if available.
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.
All general correspondence should be addressed to The Editors. Please address submissions indicating the genre of your submission (e.g. ‘Fiction Editor,” “Poetry Editor,” “Non-Fiction Editor,” or “Drama Editor”) at the following address:
Alaska Quarterly Review
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive (ESH 208)
Anchorage, AK 99508
Opening online submission window for NONFICTION: December 16, 2019 to February 26, 2020. FICTION: March 1, 2020 to April 1, 2020.
We are opening an on-line submission window for Nonfiction from December 16, 2019 to February 26, 2020. There is a $3 convenience fee for submitting via Submittable. [https://alaskaquarterlyreview.submittable.com/submit] You may still submit hard copy submissions without any fees. We will have an on-line submission window for Fiction from March 1, 2020 to April 1, 2020. Until then, we will only review hard copy poetry and fiction submissions via post with SASE or with an e-mail address for electronic notification.