By Aja Gabel
A look at frontline reporting in the war in Afghanistan with the freelance journalist and VQR contributor.
By Aja Gabel, Jessica Swope
The author and the young magazine were a perfect fit—a writer known for his insistence on challenging convention and a publication establishing itself as a progressive voice of the South.
One writer's take on the annual writing conference.
The VQR contributor talks about his essay about the return of the Axum obelisk to Ethiopia from Italy, featured in the current issue of the magazine.
Endorsing Portnoy’s penis as a guide post for literary sex is like saying guys these days should act more like Don Draper.
Levi’s needed to convince those who are about to jump the designer ship to buy their cheaper version. Their go-to was a man from the first generation of Brooklyn hipsters.
An interview with the author of the short story "The Cowboy Tango," which appears in our current issue.
Lysley Tenorio, Laura van den Berg, and Caitlin Horrocks are a few of the standouts in the latest Best New American Voices and PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories anthologies.
The first short story collection by the promising Uwem Akpan doesn’t so much celebrate the form as it does the success of gimmickry.
Rarely have I witnessed such a countdown for a new novel from a female writer as I have with Lorrie Moore’s A Gate at the Stairs.
The story of the author's two contributions to the magazine in 1931.
The poet talks to VQR about his creative process. Three of his poems are included in our summer issue.
President Obama's pick has an opportunity to create an NEA that values living, breathing writers.