Photo courtesy of Kathryn Friedman
Spring 2015 Issue Now Online!
Click here to read our Spring 2015 issue, featuring the 2014 ALR contest winners, fiction by Ernest Finney, Bethany Ball, Don Hymans, nonfiction by George Michelsen Foy, Emily Arnason Casey, and Ty Bannerman, and poetry by Richard Foerster, Doug Ramspeck, Joseph Fasano, Adam Tavel, Bethany Schultz Hurst, and more!
"In my own life journey, I needed to be stunned time and again by beauty, by loss, and by the discovery of my own latent powers, which I’m sure are much like the reader’s own," remarks Bonnie Friedman, our Editor-in-Chief and author of the new collection, Surrendering Oz: A Life in Essays. Click here to read our full interview with Bonnie Friedman.
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.
ALR accepts online submissions only. Our annual contest will open on June 1, and our regular submission period will reopen on October 1. Please visit our Submissions page for more details.
Congratulations to Mark Wunderlich, the 2015 winner of the UNT Rilke Prize!
Wunderlich’s The Earth Avails, published by Graywolf Press, has won the 2015 UNT Rilke Prize. The $10,000 prize recognizes a book written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision.
Read Caitlin Pryor's interview with Mark Wunderlich here.