The Asia Literary Review publishes excellent writing from and about Asia. We specialise in literary fiction and non-fiction, reportage, memoir, travel writing, the essay, humour, poetry, documentary and themed photographic essays, and art.
We are now including book reviews in the journal and invite submissions for inclusion in advance of a book's publication date.
All submissions must be original and not previously published, in print or online.
Prose submissions should be a minimum of 3,600 words and may range up to 8,000 words. Shorter pieces will be considered, particulalry for Web publication. The ALR does not publish academic work or travel writing without a narrative focus. Excerpts and adaptations from longer works should stand alone, complete in their own right. Simultaneous submissions and translations are acceptable.
Submissions should be sent both in the body of an email and as a Word or Pages attachment formatted in Times New Roman 12pt. Title and author's name should be included at the top of the first page. The text of the submission should begin with contact details and a biographical note of not more than 70 words.
Prose to Subm@AsiaLiteraryReview.Com, and poetry Poetry@AsiaLiteraryReview.Com.
All submissions should be sent both in the body of the email and as a Word or Pages document, with the title and author's name at the top of the first page.
We aim to read each manuscript within three months but can respond individually to successful submitters only. If you have not been contacted within that period please take the opportunity to present your manuscript to other publications. We receive many submissions and are sometimes unable, for reasons of space or theme, to include all work of high quality. If your writing is not accepted, please do not assume that this is necessarily because we don't think it's good enough.
All contributions accepted for publication will be subject to editing in collaboration with the author.
Any commissioned pieces will be subject to approval by the Editor in Chief. Payment will be made within 90 days of receipt of an invoice for the sum agreed.
We ask that you familiarise yourself thoroughly with the magazine before making a submission and consider whether your piece meets our criteria.