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CIRQUE - A Literary Journal

Image, above, "Tiny Visitor" by Jack Broom detail from the cover of Cirque #18.

Cirque, published in Anchorage, Alaska, is a literary journal created to share the best writing and art of the North Pacific Rim with the rest of the world. Cirque is published twice yearly -- summer and winter -- with deadlines on the summer and winter equinoxes (March 21 and September 21). Cirque submissions are not restricted to a regional theme or settiing.  


Cirque is an independent journal staffed by volunteers.  Readers and contributors keep us in print through direct donations, subscriptions, purchases of single copies and by buying an ad.  This best deal ever offers a full page color ad for $100.  On the submission site, there is an opportunity to donate $5 - $100.  This is sure appreciated.  Your generousity allows us to focus on publishing a journal described by many as beautiful and exceptional.  

Cirque invites emerging and established writers living in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii, Yukon Territory, Alberta, British Columbia and Chukotka — to submit short stories, poems, creative nonfiction, translations, plays, book reviews, interviews, photographs, and artwork to Cirque.


Cirque is a print journal but it is also published online.  See the current issue as well as all past issues at When you publish in Cirque, your writing  or art can be found online, for many years into the future.  

Next issue:

Issue #19 — Winter 2019
Submission Deadline: September 21, 2018


Eligibility: you were born in, or are currently residing in, or have previously lived for a period of not less than 5 years in the aforementioned North Pacific Rim region. 

Poems: 4 poems MAX - Submitted as a single document.  

Fiction, Nonfiction, Plays: 12 pages (double-spaced) MAX

Artwork and Photography: 10 images MAX, in the highest resolution possible; images will likely be between 2 and 10 mb each. If you do not submit full-size photo files at time of submission, we will respond with an email reminder. No undersize images or thumbnails will be eligible for publication.

Bio: 100 words MAX. 

Replies average two to three months.

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