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Welcome Stephen Lackaye, Issue 10’s Assistant Poetry Editor

January 20, 2017 • TLR News

This inauguration Friday may seem like an odd time to make a happy announcement. Much of the nation is in an appropriately somber mood, worried about today and fearful about tomorrow. Yet it feels important to this editor to do what we writers and artists do best in times of trouble: persevere, continue our work,… Read More ›

TLR News »

Welcome Stephen Lackaye, Issue 10’s Assistant Poetry Editor

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This inauguration Friday may seem like an odd time to make a happy announcement. Much of the nation is in an appropriately somber mood, worried about today and fearful about tomorrow. Yet it feels important to this editor to do what we writers and artists do best in times of trouble: persevere, continue our work,… Read More ›

Poetry »

TLR Issue 8 is Live!

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Our final issue of 2016 is now live.We’re particularly proud of this one: in this season of awards nearly half of the pieces we’ve tabbed for nomination to prestigious places like the Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions and others, come from the pages of TLR8. And we have another great cover, this one thanks to… Read More ›

Fiction »

TLR Recommends: Fiction Book Reviews

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Just a note before the book reviews to let you know that submissions for TLR issue 10 are now open. Send us your poetry, fiction, and nonfiction now through April 30 to be considered for our summer issue. Fiction and nonfiction also offer feedback options. Check out the submission guidelines page for more info. Wild… 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 »

The Importance of Time in Writing… or Some Tips to Avoid Premature Submission

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It took me a long time to understand just how much time goes into crafting an effective piece of fiction. That’s a bit ironic, I suppose, since I already knew that a good story takes a long time to write. I’m not necessarily talking about time spent at the keyboard, but time for the work… Read More ›