Alaska Quarterly Review
CWLA honors Alaska Quarterly Review (AQR) as one of the nation's preeminent literary journals.
Recent work from AQR has been selected for The Best American Essays, The Best American Poetry, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize: The Best of the Small Presses, The Best American Mystery Stories and The Beacon Best: Creative Writing by Women and Men of All Colors. Over time, AQR has received "Distinguished Stories of the Year" citations from The Best American Short Stories and has been ranked as one of the top markets in the U.S. and Canada by Writer's Digest. AQR has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education and in a cover article and an "Insider Feature" for the Novel & Short Story Writer's Market (Writer's Digest Books). It has also been featured in numerous collections including The Whole Story: Editors on Fiction and Spreading the Word: Editors on Poetry. The Washington Post Book World deemed AQR as "one of the nation's best literary magazines" and "fresh treasure" was the phrase used to describe AQR in the Sunday New York Times Book Review. Library Journal concluded "AQR is highly recommended and deserves applause."