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Songs of Sentimientos, by Lilliam Rivera

May 26, 2015 • Fiction, TLR News

  Sleep was evading me although I was so tired. I was back at my parent’s home in the Bronx, New York for the funeral of my Uncle Silvano. It’s been fifteen years since I left New York for Los Angeles and although I visited my family at least once a year, I hadn’t planned… Read More ›

TLR News »

Songs of Sentimientos, by Lilliam Rivera

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  Sleep was evading me although I was so tired. I was back at my parent’s home in the Bronx, New York for the funeral of my Uncle Silvano. It’s been fifteen years since I left New York for Los Angeles and although I visited my family at least once a year, I hadn’t planned… 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 »

Nostalgia, Pleasurable or Otherwise, by Marcus Clayton

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The poem “Polaroid #2: Crack Motel” is part of a five-part series of poems I crafted surrounding events from my dad’s past. This piece is very typical of the way I like to write poetry in that, rather than tell a direct narrative, I utilize a sequence of still images within the piece to convey… Read More ›