A Northwest Based Literary Journal

Getting Ready for Our Grand Opening

A little more than two weeks until Tahoma Literary Review opens for submissions. We’re excited to see our plans of the past several months coming to fruition.

The web site is coming together nicely, which is saying something when a pair of Creative Writing MFAs decide to design an online venture. (Thanks, WordPress, for making it relatively easy.) We’re continuing to build pages, especially the Endnotes area, where submitters and other contributors will have access to artist interviews, discussions of craft, and much more.

Ads in writer magazines are placed. Public appearances at AWP and elsewhere are scheduled. Our social media campaign is under way (find us on Twitter @TahomaLiterary, and on our Facebook page (we already have 165 likes!)

Thanks to our many friends and supporters for helping spread the word about us in preparation for our submissions opening on March 1. The response on social media and elsewhere on the web has been far beyond what we expected, and because of that we can hardly wait to open the Submittable portal.

The big news this week is that we’ve reached an agreement with Tacoma/Pacific Northwest photographer Wesley Burk to provide images for both the web site and the first print issue. We did not know Wes prior to staring this journal, but found him through Flickr, where his spectacular photostream of land and waterscapes caught our attention.

We’ll continue to keep you updated on our progress as we head towards opening day.

Kelly and Joe

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