Writer’s Guidelines

REGARDING SUBMISSIONS: Social distancing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires that the AQR editorial team works remotely. Submissions are only reviewed on SUBMITTABLE.  No hard copy submissions can be considered.  The specific genre submission windows are posted on this page.

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

About Submissions

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/18,000 words).

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/18,000 words).

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 [aqr@uaa.alaska.edu].

Spring 2022 Open Submissions

POETRY: Feb 19 to Mar 5
NONFICTION:  Mar 26 to April 9
FICTION: May 7 to May 21

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