VQR seeks work that is conscious of language without being self-conscious, that pulls readers in with drama and emotional risk, rather than holding them at arm's length with gimmickry and tricks. We value writing that uses intensely focused language to affect the way that readers see the world.
Tips From the Editor
Please read some past issues of VQR before submitting your work so you have a clear sense of our editorial focus. A portion of every issue is freely available on our website.