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A Title Worthy of the Poem Itself

August 25, 2015 • Poetry

As an editor, I read a lot of poems. I mean a lot. On a typical day, I vet about 30 poems for TLR. On a day near the end of a submission cycle, I may read about 100 at a time. Reading at this volume reveals interesting patterns in what folks are doing with… Read More ›

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TLR Volume 2, Number 2 is Live!

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Tahoma Literary Review issue 4 (Volume 2, Number 2) is now live. We’ve come out a few days earlier than anticipated in order to coincide with our reading tonight (July 23, 7 pm) at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Books. Here’s a little bit about what you’ll find inside, but the best way to appreciate the issue… Read More ›

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Flash v Short Story: Length is Not the Only Difference

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Most fiction writers understand that the major difference between a short story and flash fiction is the length of the piece. Some publishers make the distinction at 500 words, others at 1,000 or 1,500. TLR has designated flash as under 2,000 words. But length is not the only difference. For me, when I read submissions… Read More ›

Poetry »

A Title Worthy of the Poem Itself

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As an editor, I read a lot of poems. I mean a lot. On a typical day, I vet about 30 poems for TLR. On a day near the end of a submission cycle, I may read about 100 at a time. Reading at this volume reveals interesting patterns in what folks are doing with… Read More ›

Fiction »

On Writing about Race in Fiction, by Miles White

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“Race” is a euphemism Americans use to describe a very ugly aspect of the American character—we tend to not like each other because of differences in skin color. It’s more complex than that of course. We don’t like each other based on skin color, ethnicity, religion, political ideology, gender identification, geography, class privilege, educational background,… Read More ›