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Meet the Fall Interns

October 18, 2019

From fact-checking to proofreading, from sending mail to tweeting, meet the twentysomethings who help bring you the Virginia Quarterly Review.Annie YanofskyTopics of Study: English, Creative Writing, HistoryFavorite VQR task(s): Reading the content f [...]

Bedtime Stories

September 4, 2019

The Fall issue celebrates children’s literature—in particular, the picture-book genre—with tales for kids and grown-ups alike. Alongside a collection of original picture-book short stories are essays on rebellion, teaching kindness to children, and the complicated legacies of some of the genre's giants.

Playing Nice

September 3, 2019

Lisa Suhay dismisses the myth of the solitary chess genius. She uses chess to cultivate community and personal growth through her program, the Norfolk Initiative for Chess Excellence (NICE).

2019 VQR Writers’ Conference

March 19, 2019

The sixth annual VQR Writers’ Conference takes place June 24-29, 2019, on the grounds of the historic University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Our conference is designed for serious writers at all stages of their careers looking for inspiration [...]

Comic and Interview by Jess Ruliffson

Last Shift

December 13, 2018

Author Elaine Castillo grew up as a first-generation American with Filipino immigrant parents. She lived abroad in London for nearly a decade before moving back to her hometown of Milpitas, California, against the background of anti-immigrant sentiment in England and America.

The VQR Count

June 19, 2018

  Every year we like to do an internal audit of gender parity in our pages. This count includes every contributor—from poets to reporters, from fiction writers to photographers (and, of course, our beloved illustrators). Basically, if they go [...]

Interview and comic by Jess Ruliffson

The Final Act

March 6, 2018

Dr. Thomas A. Andrew served as New Hampshire's Chief Medical Examiner for two decades, retiring in September 2017 amid the growing opioid crisis. Now he's studying to become an ordained deacon in extension ministry to help at-risk youth on the Appalachian Trail.

2018 VQR Writers’ Conference

February 26, 2018

  APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY JUNE 1, 2018   The fifth annual VQR Writers’ Conference takes place July 30-August 4, 2018, on the grounds of the historic University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Our conference is designed for s [...]