We are now accepting submissions for our summer online issue!  We are looking for poetry,  fiction, nonfiction, art and everything in between. Submissions will be accepted until May 14th, 2015. Submit now!

Permafrost Magazine is the farthest north literary journal for writing and the arts. We’re proud of Permafrost’s thirty-five years as interior Alaska’s foremost literary magazine.  Founded in 1977, Permafrost is housed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks MFA program, and run by dedicated creative writing graduate students. We publish a winter print issue as well as a spring online issue, both of which features compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike. In Alaska, our unique environment shapes our perspective, but Permafrost seeks original voices from all over the world.

Permafrost Winter Print Issue 37.1 is now available! Please subscribe now!

We are proud to announce that we will begin accepting submissions for the First Annual Permafrost Book Prize in Nonfiction in August 2015! Our judge will be Scott Russell Sanders, author of twenty books, including A Private History of Awe and A Conservationist Manifesto. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication of their manuscript through the University of Alaska Press! See the link under “contests” for more info!

Our reading period for the First Annual Book Prize is now closed. Thank you so much for sending us your work! If you’ve submitted something for us to consider for our magazine, you should be hearing from us soon. We also should have a Book Prize winner to announce by May 1, 2015.

Submissions for our 2016 Winter Issue will begin May 15, 2015.  Permafrost is now open for submissions year-round.  We read for our summer issues December 15- May 14 and for our winter issues May 15- December 14. We are looking forward to reading your work!


Cover art by Susanna Gaunt.