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What it’s Worth, by Jaimee Wriston Colbert

March 3, 2015 • Fiction, TLR News

“For What It’s Worth” is the ultimate paranoia romp, a Buffalo Springfield song that came to symbolize the turmoil of the Vietnam War. In a few years I’ll be part of the waves of student protest, but right now I’m a teeny-bopper from Honolulu, first big trip to the mainland, and it’s Disneyland at night… Read More ›

TLR News »

What it’s Worth, by Jaimee Wriston Colbert

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“For What It’s Worth” is the ultimate paranoia romp, a Buffalo Springfield song that came to symbolize the turmoil of the Vietnam War. In a few years I’ll be part of the waves of student protest, but right now I’m a teeny-bopper from Honolulu, first big trip to the mainland, and it’s Disneyland at night… 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 »

Favorite Poems (With Liner Notes), by Maceo J. Whitaker

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  This week, Maceo J. Whitaker shares the poetry equivalent of a mix tape, complete with liner notes. –kd   “Hum of the Machine God,” by Jamaal May I’m a sucker for sestinas, and Jamaal May is probably my favorite poet right now. Hum was excellent—one of the best books I’ve read in a while…. Read More ›