American Literary Review
ALR is moving to an online format! Keep an eye out for our new digital home, which will launch later this year.
Regular Reading Period Now Open
Our regular reading period is now open, and we welcome your
online submissions beginning October 1 to
We now accept photography. Here are the guidelines.
Please note that we no longer accept submissions via postal mail and that all submissions from now on will be considered for the online only issue.
Our Double Issue: Fall 2012, Spring 2013 is here:
ALR's double issue Fall 2012, Spring 2013 features the winning selections in our annual fiction, nonfiction and poetry contests, along with new fiction from Lydia Kann, Ellen Prentiss Campbell, David James Poissant, Kristen Leigh Schwarz, David Rutschman; poems by Al Maginnes, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Allan Peterson, Jon Thompson, Nance Van Winckel, William Wenthe, Keetje Kuipers; creative nonfiction from Vernita Hall, Kurt Caswell, Vicki Lindner, Kevin Fuschich; an interview with David St. John, and reviews of books by Frederick Seidel, Ben Fountain and Jeanette Winterson.
The American Literary Review is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 contests in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry.
Moving to Online Journal
Beginning with the Fall 2013 issue, ALR will move completely online. Read a letter from Ann McCutchan, Editor in Chief.
We also asked three of our authors to tell us about the ways in which they craft their stories, come up with ideas, think of characters, generate conflict. You can read the three essays here, exclusively on our site.
- Scott Nadelson, Don't Look Now: The Drama of Seeing
- Christine Sneed, Inspiration: Your Title Here
- Laura Walter, Sketching A Story