We are now accepting submissions for our 2016 Winter Print Issue! Submissions for our Winter Issue begin May 15, 2015. Permafrost is now open for submissions year-round.  We read for our summer issues December 1- April 30 and for our winter issues May 1- November 30. We are looking for poetry,  fiction, nonfiction, art and everything in between. We are looking forward to reading your work!  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!


Cover art by Jason Tech.