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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.

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Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 1990

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

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.

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 October 2019 (127.6 days from now) through 01 May 2020. 0
Genres:
General General
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 words.
Novelette Novelette7,500 - 8,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Temp Closed

We welcome nonfiction submissions in personal essay, memoir, literary journalism, and experimental nonfiction.

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 October 2019 (127.6 days from now) through 01 May 2020. 0
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary, Personal.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Memoir.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 6,500 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 6,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

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.

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 October 2019 (127.6 days from now) through 01 May 2020. 0
Genres:
General General
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Temp Closed

We are looking for work that exhibits technical skill and artistic merit to incorporate into our online journal.

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 October 2019 (127.6 days from now) through 01 May 2020. 0
Art Media:
Photography.
Art Styles:
Open to all/most Art Styles.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics.
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUp to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 02 May 2019
Last Checked: 30 Apr 2019 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 02 May 2019 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 05 Feb 2006

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