Official Submission & Review Policy
American Literary Magazine, commonly known as AmLit, is the American University literary magazine and creative arts outlet. Striving to publish the best student writing and visual art within the campus community, AmLit is comprised of poetry, short stories, photos and art submitted by the campus community, including undergrad and graduate students. AmLit selects content based on an anonymous review process, giving each staff member an equal vote for each piece submitted. Any discrepancies are decided by the Editors-in-Chief and genre editors. All copyrights revert to the artists upon publication, unless otherwise noted.
Here’s some articles expounding on the review process written by one of our long time staff members.
The Review Process of AmLit, Creative Style
The Review Process of AmLit, Op-Ed Style
Step 1 | Submit
Please follow the guidelines on our submissions page.
After the deadline, the Editors-in-Chief begin to sort the submissions. The Editors-in-Chief are the only people who ever see the applications with full names and other identifying information. The Editors-in-Chief number each submission so that the submission and the application can be safely separated from each other for the anonymous review process. The applications are stored in a binder that is only accessible by the Editors-in-Chief.