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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 […]

Contact Us & Submissions

Contact Us & Submissions

Our contest submission period is now closed. Thank you for submitting. Submissions will open for our print issue Oct 1. Details to follow. Meanwhile, check out the winners of our 3QR Contest. The theme: Prose and poetry that pays tribute in some way to the works, style, substance, or interests of Daniel Defoe, who wove his and […]

3QR News

3QR News

Our 3QR Contest issue is now live! Check out the three winners and their bios here. ………. 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, […]

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 (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 […]

The Trumpian Test

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 . . .     […]

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2016

3QR AUTHOR BIOS / 2016

Featured writer: Bear Jack Gebhardt is Senior Librarian at Heart Mountain Monastery—an offline/online community of Buddhist Methodist artists, pilgrims and fellow travelers. He’s been a free-lance writer for many decades and has published nine books, including three stop smoking books and, most recently,  a collection of flash fiction, A Wave of Thanks and Other Human Gestures. He has also […]

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 […]