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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.

Contact information:

American Literary Review

P.O. Box 311307

University of North Texas

Denton, TX 76203-1307

Phone: (940) 565-2755



Submission/Subscription Information:

Format: online Genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, interviews, reviews Simultaneous submissions: yes (with notice) Postal submissions: no Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 10/1-5/1 Response time: 3-5 months Payment: no Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1051-5062 Founded: 1990 Issues per year:

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.

last updated 7/11/2014