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Alaska Quarterly Review

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Alaska Quarterly Review is a literary journal devoted to contemporary literary art, publishing fiction, short plays, poetry and literary non-fiction in traditional and experimental styles. The editors encourage new and emerging writers, while continuing to publish award winning and established writers.

Fees Notice: This project charges fees (or requires purchases) for all submissions, and they do not offer monetary payment for accepted submissions. The fee is USD $3.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1980

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Short stories and novel excerpts in traditional and experimental styles.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 15,000 words.
Novella Novella15,000 - 18,000 words.
Novel Excerpt Novel ExcerptUp to 18,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Temp Closed

Literary nonfiction in traditional and experimental styles.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Essay EssayUp to 18,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Temp Closed

Poems in traditional and experimental styles but no light verse.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Genres:
General General
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 6 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Formal verse, Long poetry. Excluding: Light verse.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Text.


Visual Art Open Fee-based

Photo essays: Query first.

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience.

Lengths:
Photo Essay Photo EssayNo image limits known.
Art Media:

Photography.

Art Styles:

Open to all/most Art Styles.

Topics:

Open to all/most Topics.

Payment:

No monetary payment No monetary payment.

Submissions:

Method: Submittable submission manager.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
Media: Image.


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Alaska Quarterly Review Submission Statistics — Free Preview!

The statistics in this section are compiled from submission reports sent to us through our submission tracker. They are not provided by the publication's editors/staff or by Duotrope's admins. Information in this section is updated a few times per day. Learn more about the statistics.
AccuracyWe have received 204 reports from 184 different members within the past 12 months, not including pending responses (see below). The more responses reported, the more accurate the information.
Days Reported1 min | 47.8 mean avg | 35.0 median | 214 max days (30.4 std dev)
Responses97.06 %
Acceptances1.47 % of submissions accepted (51.3 avg. days per acceptance) | 1.63 % of submitters accepted Rejections are often underreported, which skews the statistics in favor of acceptances. Most publishers have a lower acceptance rate than indicated here.
Rejections95.59 % (47.3 avg. days per rejection) | 18.0 % personal, 59.5 % form, 22.6 % unspecified | 1.0 % shortlisted
Non-Responses2.94 %
Lost/Returned-
Never Responded-
Withdrawals2.94 % (60.5 avg. days per withdrawal)
Pending69 responses are pending (33 min | 42.2 mean avg | 44.0 median | 47 max days waiting | 4.6 std dev) from 69 different members This only includes pending reports from users who have been active on Duotrope within the past 30 days

Other Information

The editors will try to make a decision within 84 days. (7.4 % of the responses reported to us for this listing have taken longer than 84 days.)
Do not query on the status of your submission before 28 days have passed.
The most common submission fee paid: USD $3.00.
Most submissions are acknowledged on the same day.
Most recent response reported was received on 13 Apr 2024.
Responses have been received for submissions sent as recently as 22 Mar 2024.

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Dates

Last Updated: 13 May 2024
Last Audited: 15 Feb 2024. (We audit each active listing twice a year. Learn more at link.)
Date Added: 13 Nov 2005

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