About 3QR

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, Founding 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, The Rumpus, Connecticut Review, Urbanite, and Utne Reader, as […]

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 […]

Bio Reference: Literature on Deadline

Book by Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson (Caldwell Publishing) Literature taps the universal nature of humanity. Journalism captures life stories on deadline.  This book, Literature on Deadline: The Art of Journalism, steps in to provide an intensive and sophisticated journalism “boot camp” for all traditional and new media writers. To order, Call: 1-800-284-7043 “Could Ernest Hemingway have written The […]

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 […]

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, […]