Welcome to Amsterdam Quarterly’s first website. AQ was founded in April 2011. 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 thirty-fourth issue (AQ34) and we look forward to your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org or submissions at email@example.com. Please see the submissions page for the change in compensation to artists and writers for their work starting with AQ33 (spring 2022).
AQ34’s theme is Holidays. Its work explores the worlds of personal, religious, and secular holidays through art, article, fiction, memoir, photoessay, photography, and poetry about personal summer and/or seaside holidays, religious holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Passover, and Ramadan, and regional or national holidays such as Catalonian Independence Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving, and Veterans Day.
AQ’s next theme, (reading period July 2022), is City and/or Country. For AQ35 submit work about city and/or country life including new hybrid situations such as urban farming on city rooftops and working on rural wind or solar farms.
Amsterdam Quarterly’s thirty-fourth issue about Holidays features work in eight different genres: art, article, fiction, memoir, photoessay, photography, poetry, and review. Headlining this issue is a photoessay about Swedish and Finnish Easter witches featured on early 20th century postcards by Jim Ross. There is fiction about a chaotic start to a Canadian Thanksgiving by V. J. Hamilton and a sci-fi New York City Seder by Jackie Kingon, an article about the commemoration of a failed Catalonian Independence Day by Grove Koger, a Ukrainian Easter memoir by Pat Seman, English seaside holiday photos by Bob Ward, and Christmas art by Edward Supranowicz.
As usual, there is an embarrassment of riches related to poetry about personal, religious and secular holidays by Jane Blanchard, Martha Bordwell, Timothy Dodd, Jennifer L. Freed, Donna J. Gelagotis Lee, Jeff McRae, Katherine Shehadeh, Meryl Stratford, Bob Ward, and Mantz Yorke. Last is a review of Museum Voorlinden’s Antony Gormley Ground sculpture exhibition.