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Three Yards and a Cloud-of-Dust, by Dan Kennard

March 24, 2015 • Fiction, TLR News

Lately, I’ve begun to feel an internal, innate pressure building in relation to my creative output, a mental shift towards gritty, hard-nosed production. When I think about myself as a writer, I’ve begun to picture myself in a leather helmet and a baggy sweater, holding my ten-year old laptop under my arm, gritting my teeth… Read More ›

TLR News »

Three Yards and a Cloud-of-Dust, by Dan Kennard

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Lately, I’ve begun to feel an internal, innate pressure building in relation to my creative output, a mental shift towards gritty, hard-nosed production. When I think about myself as a writer, I’ve begun to picture myself in a leather helmet and a baggy sweater, holding my ten-year old laptop under my arm, gritting my teeth… Read More ›

Guidelines »

Some Things I Can Tell from the Slush Pile

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Reading stories from the slush pile, is of course, an exercise in assessing not only a work’s literary value, but also its compatibility with TLR’s editorial vision. Reading so many submissions also steers the editor’s mind towards thoughts about the author—no matter how well crafted the story, there are always subtle clues that point to… Read More ›

Poetry »

Writing about Race, by Lesley Wheeler

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I have a sense that, present company excepted, most editors are not so interested in poems about race. I could be over-interpreting rejections, as writers tend to do. It’s not that magazines are falling all over themselves to publish my poems about sex, death, history, travel, and photosynthesis. And why one poem, out of any… Read More ›