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If the College Admissions Scandal was a 1930s Screwball Comedy

By J. Cavanaugh Simpson Depression-era screwball comedies skewered the shallow upper classes with satirical glee. Similar plot lines—updated and adjusted for inflation—offer timely social sabotage of college and class in the unfolding aftermath of the College Admissions Scandal. Absurdly, and in tribute to tax day, a few storylines that are mostly three-quarters true: Charming conman Rich Slinger—mastermind of madcap […]

Contact Us & Submissions

Contact Us & Submissions

Welcome to 3QR! We’re preparing to publish our final issue, a print anthology highlighting the past several years of The Three Quarter Review. Due out in 2019. Our submission period is closed. We’ve considered a select number of new poetry or prose, to appear in print and our upcoming wrap-up online tribute to three-quarter true storytelling. The […]

3QR News

3QR News

Stay tuned for the print issue of 3QR: The Three Quarter Review. You’ll soon be able to hold it in your hands, and turn pages. Yay for print! …….. Our 3QR Contest issue marks the upcoming 300th anniversary of the publication of Robinson Crusoe in 1719, a work which launched the English novel form. Check out […]

3QR DANIEL DEFOE CONTEST WINNERS / AUTHOR BIOS 2017-18

3QR DANIEL DEFOE CONTEST WINNERS / AUTHOR BIOS 2017-18

Our three winners of the 3QR Daniel Defoe Contest tapped into Defoe‘s eclectic heritage: political activist and economist; pioneer of the English novel; pamphleteer and political advisor; down-and-out debtor; modern myth-maker; and overall social rebel and rogue. These 21st century writers’ takes on Defoe’s life (1660-1731) are eclectic as well. See featured images and slide at the […]

ARM-IN-ARM by Nancy Lind

ARM-IN-ARM by Nancy Lind

DANIEL DEFOE CONTEST WINNER (“Poor Robin! Poor Robin Crusoe!” – the parrot in Defoe’s ROBINSON CRUSOE) When I read, much later, That the father of ROBINSON CRUSOE Died in Ropemaker’s Alley, hiding from creditors, I cried. I cried like the girl I was, at 8, who first met Robinson, And my heart leapt into my […]

LAST QUARTER MOON by Salvatore Difalco

LAST QUARTER MOON by Salvatore Difalco

Lately I’ve been getting dirty looks from people. Not just young people, though they are the worst offenders. Middle-aged people also shoot me dirty looks, and old people assume expressions of mild disgust. I wonder if it’s because I am a middle-aged white man. We’re disliked by many people these days, including members of our […]

THE SERVICE by Thomas N. Hackney

THE SERVICE by Thomas N. Hackney

The Milky Way galaxy is estimated to contain 100-400 billion stars, the oldest of which are nearly as old as the universe itself. Half of the stars in our galaxy average 6.3 billion, with our sun checking in at 4.8 billion years old. An estimated 10 trillion galaxies populate the universe. Assuming an average of 100 billion […]