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Please see the submissions page for the change in compensation to artists and writers for their work starting in AQ33 (spring 2022).
AQ32’s theme is The Future. Its work explores the worlds of science fact and fiction including art, fiction, news, a photoessay, photography, poetry, and reviews about subjects such as artificial intelligence, robots, medical scans, driverless cars, global climate change and extinction, space tourism, and interplanetary exploration, among others.
AQ’s 2022 themes are as follows: AQ33 (spring 2022) Flight, AQ34 (summer 2022) Holidays, and AQ35 (autumn 2022) City and/or Country. For AQ33, send work about your most daring escapes or memorable flights, both real and imagined. For AQ 34, send work inspired by your personal holiday/vacation experiences, or about a country’s unique customs and/or holidays. For AQ35, submit work about city and/or country life including new, hybrid situations such as urban farming on city rooftops or working on rural wind or solar farms.
Amsterdam Quarterly’s thirty-second issue about The Future brought in work in six different genres: art, fiction, photoessay, photography, poetry, and review. Headlining this issue is a photoessay by Mark Crimmins entitled ‘The Future is Now’ about China’s modern, architecture, high-speed rail, robotics, and cashless payments. There is fiction by Geoffrey B. Cain, William Cass, Claire-Lise Kieffer, Susan Lloy, and Debasish Mishra, photography by Rink Foto, and art by Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad about the present advantages and disadvantages of technology and weather that provide a glimpse into our possible futures.
As usual, there is an embarrassment of riches related to poetry set in the present or the future by Ed Ahern, Sarette Danae, Steve Denehan, Olga Dermott-Bond, Claudia Gary, Jennifer Horgan, Joan Mazza, Bryan R. Monte, Michelle Penn, Meryl Stratford, Paige Elizabeth Wajda, and Mike Wilson, reviews of the Irene Hoge Smith’s memoir The Good Poetic Mother and bart plantenga’s poetry collection LIST FULL, and Museum Voorlinden’s Picasso-Giacometti exhibition, as well as news of AQ’s Writers’ Group’s tenth anniversary.