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In the Daniel Defoe spirit of controversy (the socially conscious writer and scofflaw dwelt in prison and outraged many) here’s a few words from modern day iconoclast  Salman Rushdie, author of thirteen novels: Grimus, Midnight’s Children , Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar […]

Contact Us & Submissions

Contact Us & Submissions

Our submission period is now Open. We are taking Contest/Theme entries only. The contest theme: Prose and poetry that pays tribute in some way to the works, style, substance, or interests of Daniel Defoe, who wove his experiences with fact into the art of fiction, and accomplished literature and essays in the three-quarter true vein. […]

The Trumpian Test

In this new era, what we mean by “mostly true” does not include how one leads a nation (via “alternative facts”). Here a commentary on what an actual disrespect for truth (versus a literary love for storytelling) could do to a society, and how it will test all of us . . .    A […]

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2015

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2015

Featured Writer:  Emerging writer Amanda Doran lives in Baltimore, Maryland where she was born and raised. She teaches middle school English and creative writing. She earned a BS in English from Towson University and an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. This is her first story published in a national literary journal. Gale Acuff has […]

Staff

Staff

Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson, Editor, 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 (Celumbra/Pacific Isle 2007). Her literary essays have appeared in the literary journal, The Sun, Creative Nonfiction, The Washington Post, Connecticut Review, Urbanite, and Utne Reader, as well […]

3QR:  FREE TO PASS by Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson

3QR: FREE TO PASS by Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson

LIBERO IL PASSO: FREE TO STEP OR PASS Consider, for a moment, the concept of the Three Quarter True Story: No censorship for writers. No betrayal for readers. No locked doors with mixed messages. When teaching fiction and nonfiction to university students, I’ve found that the question invariably comes up: What is True? We discuss […]

3QR ANONYMITY TO MYTHOS: Photo Notes by Brian W. Simpson

3QR ANONYMITY TO MYTHOS: Photo Notes by Brian W. Simpson

SNAPPING THE REAL One morning in the spring of 2009, I took a meandering jog in San Francisco. I pounded down the Financial District sidewalks and along the Embarcadero, huffed up Telegraph Hill (okay, I walked up), found my way through North Beach and Chinatown, completing the loop at my hotel. Early in the run, […]