The submission period for TLR’s eighth issue closes Wednesday at midnight, so if you’re still considering sending in your poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, you’ve got two more days to decide. We’ve already closed the Fiction Full Critique category, as the response there was far greater than anticipated. In fact submissions are up across the board, so we’ll be able to pay our contributors much more than we ever have for the coming issue. One of our initial goals was to show that writers and editors can collaborate and create a successful literary journal model that compensates contributors fairly, and we believe we’re now well on the way to proving it possible.
After the portals shut on August 31, we’re going to stay closed for a little longer than usual, in part to catch our collective breaths, and in part to give due consideration to the finalists in each category, as we hone them down to the ones we choose to publish.
Fiction will reopen in two weeks, on Monday, September 12, and poetry and nonfiction will take three weeks off, reopening on Monday, September 19.
Although we’ve been publishing for more than two years now, we’ll never stop trying to make TLR a better experience for writers and readers.
 The final numbers will be posted in a few days.