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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 News

3QR News

Our submission period is now Open. We are taking Contest entries only, please include “Contest” in the subject line. The theme: Works that pay tribute to author Daniel Defoe. See details in Submissions. Also, welcome to the Fifth annual issue of The Three Quarter Review: Poetry & Prose > 75 percent True. Look out for cool […]

Contact Us & Submissions

Contact Us & Submissions

Our submission period is now Open. We are taking Contest entries only. The contest theme: Works that pay tribute to Daniel Defoe, who first blended his experiences with fact into his art of fiction, accomplishing literature and essays in the three-quarters true vein. Read his books, essays, and articles and get inspired (see notes below). […]

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, […]