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||Alaska Quarterly Review 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 non-fiction in traditional and experimental styles. The magazine also features photographic essays and interviews. 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 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 that “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 that ?Alaska Quarterly Review is playing an impressive part in our national literature.? Library Journal concluded AQR “is highly recommended and deserves applause.” AQR contributing editors include Stuart Dybek, Maxine Kumin, Amy Hempel, Patrica Hampl, Stuart Dischell Nancy Eimers, Pattiann Rogers, Dorianne Laux, Peggy Schumaker, Michael Ryan, Jane Hirshfield, and Billy Collins. We note with great sadness the passing of long-time Contributing Editor, Grace Paley, on August 22, 2007. AQR is published twice a year by the University of Alaska Anchorage.