We’ve made it a point, throughout the genesis of Tahoma Literary Review, to keep comments closed on our blog posts. It’s not because we don’t want to hear from you, but more to do with the time and effort involved in managing comments, and dealing with spam while trying to establish a professional literary journal.
TLR Number 1 is now published. Our Current Issue page has received more than 800 visits in the last week, which tells us that a lot of people either purchased a print or Kindle issue, or downloaded a free pdf or epub file. We’ve received tons of congratulatory notes from friends and associates via email, Twitter and Facebook. But we believe it’s time to open the comment portal this time to let everyone have their say about issue 1. If you loved it, liked it or even didn’t care for it, please let us know. Had a favorite story or poem? Please tell us, and we’ll also forward especially nice praise along to the authors.
We can’t promise we’ll respond to comments, but do know that they are read and appreciated, and will be considered as we move forward in planning future issues. We’ll let Akismet handle the junk while the portal is open, and then close the spigot after a couple of weeks, to keep the spammers at bay.
So have at it. Comments are now open. Please keep ’em clean.
 For example, on my personal site on which I allow comments, in the last four years I’ve received about 3,000 legitimate comments, and more than 200,000 spam messages (and not a single spam comment was grammatically correct).