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Getting Personal About Rejection

October 28, 2014 • Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

TLR’s editors have a label they can attach to poetry and story submissions that reads “Send Personal Rejection.” A check of our files recently showed that we have sent out 280 of those notes in our first two-plus issues. Some writers prefer not to receive personal rejections. There are times when I feel that way…. Read More ›

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“The Aftermath”: Laying Bare My Tools, by Nandini Dhar

A BROKEN DOLL'S FACE BY THE RIVER EDGE-SILENT COMMENTARY ON MAN'S USE OF NATURE AS A JUNKYARD. NEAR THE 7TH STREET... - NARA - 552078Public Domain
Paik, Kenneth, 1940-2006, Photographer (NARA record: 8464462) - Own work (own photograph)

1. I do not have any special love for poetry. I write poems because I have something other than the poetic to comment on. For the moment, poetry as a form suits me. But this might change. An unapologetic content-seeker, I run after content, in its many and varied forms. I can do away with… Read More ›

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Life is More Than a String of Occasions

photo via sixwordmemoirs.com

I’m most of the way through the slush pile for TLR vol. 1, issue 2. It’s our first issue to include nonfiction, and I’ve been humbled by the memories and the thoughts that people have chosen to share with us via this medium. It’s certainly no small thing to put your life experiences down on… Read More ›