Permafrost Magazine

Located at 64° 50′ N.,

Permafrost is the farthest north literary journal for writing and the arts. We’re proud of Permafrost’s forty years as interior Alaska’s foremost literary magazine.



Founded in 1977, Permafrost is housed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks English Department, and run by dedicated creative writing graduate students. We publish a winter online issue as well as a spring print issue, both of which feature compelling poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction by established writers and new voices alike. 




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Headshot of 2023 Book Prize winner Latorial Faison


Congratulations to the 2023 Book Prize in Poetry Winner, Latorial Faison, for Nursery Rhymes in Black which will be released in 2024 by the University of Alaska Press.




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A detailed face spray painted on the inside of the ruins of a building with the words "Permafrost" written across the eyes | Cover art for Permafrost 44.1 by Sage Cruser

Issue 44.1 now available


Grid of neutral toned Polaroid images as the cover of Permafrost 44.2

Issue 44.2 now available



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Permafrost Magazine
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Department of English
PO Box 755720
Fairbanks, AK 99775-0640


Line drawing of two people by by David Swartz from Online Issue 43.2

Duo by David Swartz, from Permafrost Issue 43.2