Return to Online Issues

Permafrost Issue 42.2

Here in Fairbanks, AK, isolation is part of the fabric of everyday life. In fact, we at Permafrost have made art of seclusion already. This distance with which the whole world now grapples, however, has been heartbreaking, but it hasn’t blinded our sight to the lights dancing in our night sky. In this Winter issue, we bring you more weird and wonderful works which blur the boundaries of genre and capture the essence of the distinctive, vast, and colorful sky under which this issue was curated. These pieces—we hope—find you stargazing, creating, dreaming. May these words transport you, wherever you are, into their light.


2021 Fiction Book Prize Winner

Congratulations to our fiction book prize winner, Caleb Tankersley! His collection, Sin Eaters, was selected by our judge, Julie Iromuanya, and will be published by University of Alaska Press. Julie commended the collection for its “rich, highly imagined stories [which] are deeply felt and emotionally resonant.” Definitely a book you’ll want to keep on your radar! …

Read more

2021 Book Prize in Fiction: Open for Submissions!

Send us your novel or short story collection now through March 15th! This year’s judge is Julie Iromuanya, author of Mr. and Mrs. Doctor. Find more details and where to submit: here.

Read more

2020 Contributor Books!

We’re proud to share that two Permafrost contributors published collections this year featuring work originally published in our most recent print issue, Permafrost Vol. 42.   Michael Garrigan’s Robbing the Pillars is out now through Homebound Publications. It features the poem “Cleft Lip,” originally published in Permafrost. You can buy the collection: here.       Shakira Croce’s Leave It Raw is out now …

Read more

Announcing the 2020 Poetry Book Prize Winner…

We’re proud to announce that the winner of the 2020 Permafrost Book Prize in Poetry goes to, Sara Ryan for her collection,  I Thought There Would Be More Wolves. Congratulations, Sara! Of the collection, judge, Elizabeth Bradfield said, “I Thought There Would Be More Wolves  offers a bold voice, fierce and vulnerable. I admire that while it …

Read more