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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Eowyn Ivey. Photo courtesy of the author

The 2024 Permafrost Book Prize in fiction is now accepting submissions! We are pleased to announce that our judge this year will be Pulitzer finalist and Alaska writer Eowyn Ivey.

Submissions are open June 1, 2024 - October 1, 2024.




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A vontage photo of a checkerboard floor roller rink with canopy of red balloons | Cover art for Permafrost 45.1 by Marina Outwater

Issue 45.1 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