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American Literary Review
About American Literary Review: Published since 1990 through the Creative Writing Program of the department of English at the University of North Texas.
American Literary Review
P.O. Box 311307
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203-1307
Phone: (940) 565-2755
Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Reading period: 10/1-5/1 Response time: 4 months Payment: copies Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1051-5062 Founded: 1990 Issues per year: 1 Copy price: $10 Average pages: 120-200 Sample price (postpaid): $10 Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $10 Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $18
Publisher’s description: 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.
We publish the best fiction that comes our way, but we prefer stories that are well-crafted and which reveal the nuances and complexities of characters and situations that surprise us with their unerring truths.
The poetry we search out should challenge the reader's imagination through fresh language, precise imagery, formal artistry, and it should demonstrate an attention to the craft and tradition of poetry. We tend to prefer poems that are pleasing to the ear as well as the imagination.
We welcome nonfiction submissions in personal essay, memoir, literary journalism, and experimental nonfiction.
ALR’s literary contest offers $3,000 in prizes annually.
The double issue (Fall 2012/Spring 2013) features over two hundred pages of content, including the winners and runner-ups from our 2012 fiction, nonfiction, and poetry contests, along with new fiction from Lydia Kann, Ellen Prentiss Campbell, David James Poissant, and Kristen Leigh Schwarz; poems by Al Maginnes, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Allan Peterson, Jon Thompson, Nance Van Winckel, William Wenthe, and Keetje Kuipers; creative nonfiction from Vernita Hall, Kurt Caswell, Vicki Lindner, and Kevin Fuschich; an interview with David St. John, and reviews of new books by Frederick Seidel, Ben Fountain, and Jeanette Winterson. Lisa Vining’s cover photos are of the Texas State Fair.
The Spring 2012 issue features work by Josiah Bancroft, Derek Mong, Liz Waldner, Kyle Mellen, Amy Eisner, Ross Leckie, Nick McRae, Britton Shurley, Marc Dickinson, Lisa Fay Coutley, Austin Gilmour, Dave Nielsen, Meredith Stricker, Philip Brady, Luke Hankins and more.
ALR's Fall 2011 issue features new fiction from Christine Sneed, Elizabeth Eslami, Karl Taro Greenfeld, poems by Brian Culhane, William Virgil Davis, Eric Pankey, Andrew Feld, Carl Phillips, Anne Pierson Wiese, and creative nonfiction from Sarah Jefferis, Taline Voskeritchian and Joey Franklin.
last updated 7/3/12