Submission Guidelines

Our reading period is June 1 to September 1. Unfortunately we will not be able to respond to material submitted outside of that period. Please see our mission statement and first issue for a sense of our literary preferences. Simultaneous submissions are okay, but please indicate if you are submitting the same work elsewhere, and please notify us immediately if you place it elsewhere.

Please submit work as a Microsoft Word compatible document attachment. Title the document in the following fashion: last name, first name, genre, title (e.g. Far.SuiSin.Fiction.IntheLandoftheFree). Include a brief biographical note with your query letter. Previously unpublished material only. Standard response time is 4-6 weeks, but please bear with us if we take longer to reply. Please limit submissions to 1 per calendar year.

All submissions should be directed to poetry@aalrmag.org or prose@aalrmag.org.

Fiction: 1 text, up to 5,000 words

Poetry: (folio) 6-11 pages, (long poem) at least 5 pages

Creative Nonfiction: 1 text, up to 5,000 words

Translations should try to include a copy of the original text as a separate file.

Although these are the guidelines for conventional submissions, we will consider longer prose pieces and long poems of exceptional quality.

Comic art, art, interviews, and book reviews are by solicitation only.