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Current Issue Highlights
Click here to read our Fall 2014 issue, featuring new work by Doug Ramspeck, John Sibley Williams, J.P. Dancing Bear, Elizabeth Arnold, Lisa Lewis, Liz Robbins, Linda McCullough Moore, Kate Krautkramer, Jim Sanderson and more!
"Writing is making a thousand little decisions," Aleksandar Hemon tells ALR, "it is nothing if not constantly making decisions, many of which have no visible consequence, sometimes no consequence at all."
Click here to read Clinton Crockett Peters' interview with Aleksandar Hemon!
We accept online submissions only. Our regular submission period, which extends from Oct. 1 to May 1, is now open. Please visit our Submissions page for more details.
The American Literary Review has been published since 1990 through the Creative Writing Program of the Department of English at the University of North Texas.
Since the journal's inception, we have made it a point to publish excellent poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by writers at all stages in their careers.
American Literary Review Award Winning Work Now Online!
We are excited to announce the winners of the 2014 American Literary Review Awards! Many thanks to all of you who submitted to the contest; it is a great pleasure to read such fine work. Click here to read the winning work.
Poetry, judged by Dan Beachy-Quick
Short fiction, judged by Padma Viswanathan
Creative Nonfiction, judged by Jo Ann Beard
A special thanks to our judges, whose careful and clear readings of our finalists helped make our contest such a success.
Congratulations to ALR Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Friedman on the publication of her third book, Surrendering Oz: A Life in Essays, recently reviewed on The Rumpus. Click here to read the review.
ALR is now accepting regular submissions! Click here for submission guidelines.
Congratulations to ALR Fiction Editor Miroslav Penkov, who has won a Rolex Mentor Award that will allow him to work closely with Booker Prize-winning novelist Michael Ondaatje for the next year. Learn more about Penkov, Ondaatje, and the Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative.