Publisher's description: 3QR: The Three Quarter Review exists at a literary juncture: The three-quarter true story. Here is a place where nonfiction writers often feel awkward and fiction writers misunderstood, where argument reigns. If we can simply know that a tale or poem is mostly true—up to 100 percent—then we can bypass the censorship of categories. (Is it fiction? Is it nonfiction?) The contract with the reader is intact, and great work can be accomplished. After all, a mostly true story, transformed, has a certain kind of sex appeal.
As 3QR author B.J. Hollars puts it: "When I write, I am often pigeonholed into genre; I am writing either an essay or a story. But what makes The Three Quarter Review unique is that it actively encourages the blurring of genre. Yes, we are recounting truths, but we are also acknowledging the multiple versions of that truth."
In some ways, we hope to create a fifth genre. Because art is sparked by visceral truths—tactile details and the verity of emotion—in what is essentially the magic realist existence we call life.