Amsterdam Quarterly Holds Second Annual Yearbook Launch at ABC

Writers from left to right: Juliet Cutler, Iclal Akcay, Antonije Nino Zalica, Bryan Monte, Kate Foley and Susan de Sola

Writers from left to right: Juliet Cutler, Iclal Akcay, Antonije Nino Zalica, Bryan Monte, Kate Foley and Susan de Sola

On February 15th, 25 people celebrated Amsterdam Quarterly’s second annual yearbook launch at the American Book Center. The party featured readings by Kate Foley, Bryan Monte, Iclal Akcay, Antonije Nino Zalica, Susan de Sola and Juliet Cutler. The AQ 2012 Yearbook features poetry by Amsterdam residents Iclal Akcay, Madalina Florea and Kate Foley, fiction by Goran Baba Ali and Nino Zalica, and interviews with Kate Foley, Megan M. Garr, Boudewijn Richel and Nina Siegal as well as work by other writers in the Netherlands, the UK, France, the Czech Republic, and the US.

Amsterdam Quarterly was founded in April 2011 to publish, promote and comment on English-language writing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the world. It is published tri-quarterly online at and annually as a print-on-demand anthology. Past issues have included poetry, fiction, memoirs, interviews and drama.

Amsterdam Quarterly’s sixth, online issue, AQ6, will be published in mid-April 2013. Its theme is ekphrasis or writing about visual art, music, architecture and dance. It will feature poetry, fiction, a symposium about the new Stedelijk Museum, an interview with Joan Z. Shore, former CBS News Paris correspondent and Huffington Post contributor, and a new category: book reviews. AQ7’s themes will be health and wellness. Send submissions for AQ7 during April 2013 to:

AQ 2012 Yearbook Launch/Party/Reading — 15 Feb. 6 PM American Book Center, Amsterdam

AQlaunchposter_png-201x300Amsterdam Quarterly, (AQ) an online and print, English-language, literary magazine, will celebrate the publication of its 2012 print-on-demand yearbook on Friday, 15 February at 6 PM at the American Book Center in Amsterdam. Come to the party and meet Amsterdam Quarterly’s writers, editors and publisher. The launch will include short readings by Iclal Akcay, Juliet Cutler, Kate Foley, Bryan Monte, Susan de Sola and Antonije Nino Zalica among others.

AQ’s mission is to publish, promote and comment on English-language literature written in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and the rest of the world. AQ publishes online in the spring, summer and autumn at In the winter it prints an annual anthology known in the Dutch tradition as a jaarboek or yearbook.

AQ6, the next online publication, will appear in April 2012. Its theme is ekphrasis and it will feature poetry, essays, reviews and videos about art, architecture, dance and music as well as an interview with The Huffington Post contributor and former CBS News Paris correspondent, Joan Z. Shore. AQ7’s theme is health and wellness. The reading period for AQ7 is the month of April 2013. Send submissions or enquires to

Copies of the Amsterdam Quarterly 2012 Yearbook will be printed during the party to demonstrate the ABC’s Espresso Book Machine (EBM). An ABC staffperson will also be on hand to answer questions about the EBM.