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The Silenced Story

February 21, 2017 • Craft of Writing, Fiction

In a response to a blog on my personal site a while ago about the writing voice, a commenter who goes by the avatar Joplingirl noted that, “Finding a voice is inherently about bringing to the page a silenced story.” I love that idea, and the thought has occurred to me occasionally since, no doubt… Read More ›

TLR News »

Things We Love About AWP

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Tahoma Literary Review has wrapped up its third AWP. We thought it’d be apropos to share some of the things we love about EVERY ONE of these annual conferences. Meeting our writers: Every year, this gets better and better. Not only are we publishing more writers, we also get to see writers from our first… Read More ›

Poetry »

Last Week to Submit for Issue 9

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As 2016 comes to a close the TLR staff is looking back on a year of growth and accomplishment, thanks mostly to the creativity and generosity of our contributors and submitters. We’re also closing out the submission period for our ninth issue. It ends on December 31 at midnight, so this week is the last opportunity… Read More ›

Fiction »

The Silenced Story

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In a response to a blog on my personal site a while ago about the writing voice, a commenter who goes by the avatar Joplingirl noted that, “Finding a voice is inherently about bringing to the page a silenced story.” I love that idea, and the thought has occurred to me occasionally since, no doubt… Read More ›

Nonfiction »

When to Turn Nonfiction into Fiction

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There is a fine line between fiction and nonfiction. In fact, some of us, yours truly included, believe that all fiction is rooted in some nonfiction, whether that truth be a certain emotion that triggers a storyline, or real-life events that the writer wants to spin into a fictional work. It can be tempting to… Read More ›

Book Reviews »

TLR Recommends: Fiction Book Reviews

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Letters from Dinosaurs Stories by Leland Cheuk ISBN: 978-1945796104 Thought Catalog Books September, 2016 Some of the stories in Leland Cheuk’s new collection rank among the best I’ve read this year. The book opens with “A Letter From Your Dinosaur,” which ran in our premier issue in 2014, and reminded me of just how much… Read More ›

Craft of Writing »

Kill Your Darlings, Not Your Characters

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Story themes seem to come in waves, like currents in time. Lately it’s been of the sort I callously call “After the Funeral,[1]” in which someone, usually a loved one, has just died and the people left behind get to remember and self-analyze. ATF has become ever more frequent in our submission queue, even more… Read More ›