‘Tread softly / ghosts tolerate temporal creatures / parasitic or fruitful / but barely.’
—Dianne Kellogg from Monotropa Uniflora
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-third issue (AQ23) and we look forward to your comments at email@example.com or submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org. AQ’s next theme is Media for its spring 2019 (AQ24) issue. Submissions for AQ24 will be read during the month of January 2019. For this issue, send AQ creative work about how much you enjoy completing the Sunday Times’ crossword puzzle or how the pinging of mobile telephones in restaurants disturbs your enjoyment of a night out. Art, articles, drama and essays are especially welcome. In honour of our 25th issue, AQ25’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 and concert halls, the Red Light District, coffeeshops, the Vondelpark, etc. To complete the year, AQ26’s theme will be Borderlands and its reading period will be July 2019.