American Literary Review

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Established in 1990 at UNT, the biannual American Literary Review is a showcase of diverse genres and styles. The finest crafted stories, essays and poems are selected from upwards of 800 general entries each year submitted from around the country, with additional entries received for the annual short fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry contests.
Creative writing professors and students work as a team to oversee the journal's production and serve as readers, contest coordinators, designers, and assistant and genre editors. The journal, which has a large national readership, provides visibility for the creative writing program and is one reason people connect interesting writing with UNT and Denton.
The English department also sponsors the North Texas Review, a literary magazine for UNT students, who submit the poems, create the artwork and stories, edit and produce every aspect of the publication.
"Our journals give students the opportunity to learn valuable editing and management skills, stay on top of a rapidly changing publishing world and understand how their own work stacks up in that often dizzying environment," faculty editor-in-chief Ann McCutchan says. "Working on a journal inspires developing writers to make the important leap from aspiring wordsmith to artist and professional."