Asian American Literary Review

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Chang-rae Lee, Maxine Hong Kingston, Joy Kogawa, Karen Tei Yamashita, Cathy Song, Kimiko Hahn, David Mura, Pico Iyer, Rishi Reddi, Eric Gamalinda, Miguel Syjuco, Hiromi Ito, Ru Freeman, Alexander Chee, David Woo, Hasanthika Sirisena.
Online, Digital, Print
Reading Period: 
Jun 1 to Aug 31
Temporarily closed to submissions
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Contributor copies only
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

The Asian American Literary Review is a space for those who consider the designation "Asian American" a fruitful starting point for artistic vision and community. In showcasing the work of established and emerging writers, the journal aims to incubate dialogues and, just as importantly, open those dialogues to regional, national, and international audiences of all constituencies. Published biannually, AALR features fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, translations, comic art, interviews, and book reviews.

Tips From the Editor

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 Previously unpublished material only.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.

Contact Information

Lawrence-Minh Davis, Editor-in-Chief
9903 Traverse Way
Fort Washington
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Last updated: Aug 05, 2022