We are now closed for submissions for our 2016 Summer Issue.  

However, Permafrost is open for submissions year-round and we are now accepting submissions for our winter print issue.  We will read for our winter issue from May 16- November 30. 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.

Our newest Winter issue of Permafrost is now available! Click here to order Issue 38.1!

Our newest Summer issue of Permafrost is now available! Click here to check out Issue 37.2: Choose Your Own Adventure!

We are proud to announce the winners of the First Permafrost Book Prize in Nonfiction! Our judge was Scott Russell Sanders, author of twenty books, including A Private History of Awe and A Conservationist Manifesto. The winner is  Anand Prahlad for her manuscript, The Secret of a Black Aspie.  We are so excited to have this book published through the University of Alaska Press! See our blog for info on our other finalists.

Cover art by Stacy Howe.