Since 1990, the American Literary Review has been published through the Department of English at the University of North Texas. From the journal’s inception, we have made a point of publishing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction by writers at all stages of their careers. We look for writing that reveals the nuances and complexities of human experience, that surprises and moves us. Some contributors whose work we feel embodies these ideals include: Sam Sax, Laura Kasischke, Marcia Aldrich, Bethany Ball, Rebecca Faust, Wayne Miller, Michael Nye, Jericho Parms, Roger Reeves, Ira Sukrungruang, and Pimone Triplett. We seek work that challenges the reader’s imagination through fresh language and precise imagery. While respecting both craft and tradition, we are also interested in hybrid forms. Above all, we aim to publish work that reflects the diverse, rich tradition of writers living here and abroad, expanding the notion of what it means to publish literature that is American.
In 2013 we moved online. While our format has changed, our mission to publish high quality writing and visual art remains the same. In the Spring of 2022, ALR became fully student-run for the first time.
Flash Flood Editor:
Fiction Contest Editor:
Poetry Contest Editor:
Essay Contest Editor:
Anna Chotlos, Cassia Hameline, Madison Garber
Caitlyn Alario, Isabel Nameth Beck, Anna Chotlos, Brian Czyzyk, Isabela Díaz-Dos Santos, Jonathan Duckworth, Madison Garber, Brittany Glenn, Vince Granata, Xaviera Hernandez, Lucas Jorgensen, Parul Kaushik, Heather Myers, Joel Najera, Andrea Perez, Mike Robbins, Jarred Stewart, Kendra Vanderlip, Josh Zimmerer