Alaska Quarterly Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


We express gratitude for all who submitted their work and participated in Alaska Quarterly Review's pilot test of the online submission process employing Submittable. We are glad that Submittable opened AQR to so many new voices.  The volume of submissions was 3 times more than we expected. We hope to institute an on-line submission process in the fall of 2018 or spring of 2019 in order to have a time during each yearly reading period in which we review electronic submissions. 

For the remainder of this reading period (through May 15, 2018) we will review only hard copy submissions via post with SASE or with an e-mail address for electronic notification.


Alaska Quarterly Review (www.aqrreview.org) 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.

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.

Please include the following contact information in your cover letter and/or on your manuscript: mailing address, phone number, and email address if available.