‘There is something special about bees and it goes way back — back before the word itself was ever written.’
— Ladislav R. Hanka from The Honeybee Scriptures
Welcome to Amsterdam Quarterly’s original website. AQ was founded in April 2011 and its goal is to publish, promote and comment on writing and art in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the world. We hope you enjoy reading the work selected for this twenty-fourth issue (AQ24) and we look forward to your comments at email@example.com or submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. In June 2019, in honour of our 25th issue, AQ’s theme will be Amsterdam (reading period April 2019). This is the time to send AQ work about your inspiring visits to Amsterdam’s museums, concert halls, the Red Light District, coffeeshops, the Vondelpark, etc. Send us your work about how Amsterdam has welcomed, entertained, inspired and/or revived you. To complete the year, AQ26’s theme will be Borderlands (reading period July 2019). Send us your work about living on or near the border of two countries or cultures or about how, why or when you feel like a grensgeval, living on the edge. AQ is especially interested in short stories, drama, photography and art related to this theme.