Current Issue Highlights
We are proud to present ALR's first online issue, featuring the winning selections in our annual fiction, nonfiction and poetry contests, along with poetry from Laurie Blauner, Joseph Fasano, William C. Olsen, Jonathan Barrett, Jen Edwards, Todd Davis, Joelle Biele, Michalle Gould, Richard Spilman, Marjorie Stelmach, Peter Cooley, Edward Mayes, John Hoppenthaler, Emma Bolden, Stephen Lackaye, and poetry translations by Jesse Lee Kercheval; fiction from Christine Fadden and Lauren Markham; and creative nonfiction from Richard Moore, Jericho Parms, and Gabriel Houck.
Poet Jessica Murray interviews Katie Peterson on her book, The Accounts, winner of the 2014 Rilke Prize.
The 2014 American Literary Review Awards opened to submissions on June 1, 2014. See our Contest page for more information.
Before you submit, take a moment to read the wonderful pieces selected to win American Literary Review Awards in 2013:
Short Fiction, judged by Matt Bell
Our thanks go out to our judges, whose careful and clear readings of our finalists helped make our contest such a success. We would also like to extend a special thanks to everyone who submitted to our 2013 contest; as usual, the quality of submissions was excellent, and everyone at ALR enjoyed the opportunity to see such stellar work.
See a list of past contest winners and runners-up.
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.
Our new Reviews & Interviews section features a rolling selection of material by ALR staff as well as a robust archive of past interviews and reviews formerly housed on the ALR blog. Be sure to peruse the Reviews and Interviews in our latest issue, as well.
We accept online submissions only. Our regular submission period, which extends from Oct. 1 to May 1, is currently closed and will reopen in October. 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.