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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!
A Literary Thought Bubble: Click here to watch Karl Zuehlke's interview with poet Dan Beachy-Quick..
Now Accepting Submissions
ALR is now accepting regular submissions! Click here for submission guidelines.
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 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.