Publisher’s Description: Alaska Quarterly Review (AQR) is one of America’s premier literary magazines and a source of powerful, new voices. AQR publishes short stories, short novellas, novel excerpts, short plays, poetry, and literary nonfiction in traditional and experimental styles. The magazine also features photographic essays.
Praised by The Washington Post Book World as “one of the nation’s best literary magazines,” and "fresh treasure" in the Sunday New York Times Book Review, works from AQR have appeared in Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, Pushcart Prize, Beacon Best, Best American Short Stories, Best American Mystery Stories, Best Creative Nonfiction, Best American Fantasy, Best American Essays, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and Best American Poetry.
John McNally in Literary Magazine Review observed, "When all is said and done, Ronald Spatz and his crack team of editors put together one hell of a magazine." Laura Furman, the series editor of the Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, wrote “Alaska Quarterly Review is playing an impressive part in our national literature.” Michael Dirda wrote in The New York Review of Books that Alaska Quarterly Review "remains one of our best, and most imaginative, literary magazines."
AQR contributing editors include Jane Hirshfield, Stuart Dybek, Amy Hempel, Patrica Hampl, Stuart Dischell, Nancy Eimers, Pattiann Rogers, Sean Hill, Dorianne Laux, Peggy Schumaker, Benjamin Spatz, Elizabeth Bradfield, Michael Ryan, Olena Kalytiak Davis, and Billy Collins. AQR is published twice a year by the University of Alaska Anchorage in partnership with the Center for Narrative and Lyric Arts.