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New Lit on the Block :: Tahoma Literary Review

Published March 02, 2015 Posted by

tahoma-literary-reviewNow in its second issue, Tahoma Literary Review is a publication of poetry, fiction and nonfiction based in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Published three times per year, TLR is available in print, PDF, epub and Kindle formats. In addition to these print and electronic editions, TLR offers featured readings by contributors via Soundcloud.

Poetry Editor Kelly Davio, Fiction Editor Joe Ponepinto, and Nonfiction Editor Yi Shun Lai comment on the publication's name: "It is reflective of our ties to and pride in the Northwest. Tahoma—or Mount Rainier, as white settlers renamed it—is almost synonymous with the Northwest, and in its beauty, presence, and endurance, it's an excellent analogue for what we want to achieve as a part of the literary ecosystem."

The trio tell me their motivation in starting TLR stems from their belief that "literary writers deserve greater opportunities for publication and monetary compensation for their work, partially because we believe the writing we crave is underrepresented in other journals, and partially because we have the experience and know-how to turn our beliefs into a financially stable, technologically savvy publication."

Readers of TLR can expect to find "truly diverse literary writing, from the traditional to the experimental, that is always challenging and engaging, never sentimental." Recent contributors include Nickole Brown, Nance Van Winckel, Beth Oness, Leslie Pietrzyk, Michael Bazzett, Lori A. May, Jeannine Hall Gailey, and Timothy Ogene.

The future of TLR continues to build on the editors' vision, with an increase in compensation to contributors; decrease in submission fees; and continued growth of content with additions to the Endnotes section of craft articles and interviews.

Writers can find detailed submission guidelines, including specifics on each editor's individual interests, on the TLR website. Only electronic submissions are accepted via the publication's website.

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