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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!
"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.
Headed to AWP? You can find ALR at your friendly neighborhood Table 1825, where you can look at our new issue, sample some ALR swag, and chat with our outstanding editors and staff!
Please also join us at AWP during our annual offsite reading at O'Donovan's Pub!
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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.
Congratulations to ALR Editor-in-Chief Bonnie Friedman, whose recently-released third book, Surrendering Oz: A Life in Essays, has been longlisted for the 2015 PEN/Diamonstein- Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Read more here.
ALR is now accepting regular submissions! Click here for submission guidelines.