Alaska Quarterly Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Fall 2021 Submission Windows

NONFICTION:  August 14 to September 10

POETRY: September 30 to October 14

FICTION: November 10 to November 24

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. Founded in 1982, it is published by the University of Alaska Anchorage in partnership with the Center for the Narrative and Lyric Arts in collaboration with the Anchorage Museum. 

The editors encourage new and emerging writers, while continuing to publish award winning and established writers. Works originally published in AQR have appeared in the following awards collections:

Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards; The Best American Poetry; The Best American Short Stories; The Pushcart Prize: The Best of the Small Presses; The Best American Essays; The Best American Nonrequired Reading; The Best American Mystery Stories; and The Beacon Best: Creative Writing by Women and Men of All Colors.

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Alaska Quarterly Review