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COYOTES by Bill Burtis

Credit: wikimedia commons On a cold, crackling full-moon-lit night I clamp on skis and glide out across the solid reservoir before tracking up the pure moon-pearl slope of snowfield toward the dark curtain of trees and stop just short of the woods. Warmed in the climb, I survey the pale landscape the few intrepid stars […]

WHEN I FINALLY SEE WHAT NINETEEN LOOKS LIKE by Brenda Nicholas

Photo credit: wikimedia commons 1 There are certain sounds I’ll never forget, like the depressed shuffle of my mom’s slippers on wood floors and words like “I told your dad you might not be his when you were two years old. We were driving in the car.” I was home from college, eager to see […]

Missing Stephen

Missing Stephen

Renowned novelist Stephen Dixon, who contributed to this journal, has died. I can’t tell you how much he will be missed. He’s why we are here. “Stephen Dixon, a prolific novelist and short-story writer whose humorous, freewheeling fiction traced the shocks and jolts of romance, aging and everyday life, in an experimental but plain-spoken style […]

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. A few storylines that are, criminally, mostly three-quarters true: Charming conman Rich Slinger—mastermind of madcap slacker student admission scheme—secretly records entitled […]

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 2020. 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 in 2020. You’ll soon be able to hold it in your hands, and turn actual pages. Dedicated to inaugural author Stephen Dixon. …….. Our 3QR Contest issue marked the 300th anniversary of the publication of Robinson Crusoe in 1719, a work which launched the […]

Staff

Staff

Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson, Editor, 3QR: The Three Quarter Review, is a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars and Advanced Academic Programs, a nonfiction essayist, and the author of Literature on Deadline (Caldwell Publishing). Her literary essays have appeared in various journals, including The Sun, Creative Nonfiction, The Washington Post, Connecticut Review, Urbanite, and Utne Reader, as well as on […]