A Northwest Based Literary Journal

TLR News rss

Things We Love About AWP

February 14, 2017

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 ›

TLR @ AWP: A Booth, a Reception, Panels, and Our Social Conscience

Each year, it seems, TLR’s involvement in the annual AWP Conference grows. This year is no exception.            The Booth We are in booth 731, sharing space with our British friends from Eyewear Publishing. Stop on by and say hello (or ’allo), and have a chat with one of TLR editors. We’re always happy to talk… Read More ›

Welcome Stephen Lackaye, Issue 10’s Assistant Poetry Editor

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 Recommends: Nonfiction Book Reviews

Listening to Kathy By Jo Scott-Coe ISBN: 978-0692747971 Big Jacaranda Books There is something to be said for the very small books; the ones you carry about in your pocket or your pocketbook, to be delved into and read over time. Converse to their size, one wants to linger with them: their compactness urges you… Read More ›

The TLR Annual Report

It’s  2017, folks, and we thought, alongside of our per-issue stats, it might be good for you to see how we did during 2016. Here we go! Total poetry submissions: 865 Total fiction submissions: 957 Total nonfiction submissions: 228 Overall submissions: 2050 Number of editorial meetings: 10 Number of editorial meetings interrupted by barking dogs:… Read More ›

Last Week to Submit for Issue 9

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 ›

A Wish for Peace

Wishing everyone a peaceful, reflective holiday season and 2017. – Yi Shun, Kelly, Joe

Announcing TLR’s Awards Nominees

For just about every other entertainment industry, spring is the time for awards nominations. For literary journals, though, late fall is when we get to honor our contributors. Saving the best for last is how we look at it. And we promise that reading this blog is as much of your time as we’ll take… Read More ›

TLR Issue 8 is Live!

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 ›

An Aphoristic Post-Election Day Reset

Happy Election Day. By late tonight this rancorous, divisive national nightmare of a campaign will be over…maybe. I’ve followed social media about as much as I can stand this election season, reading the Twitter posts of the many supporters of this candidate or that one, as they castigate real and imagined enemies for daring to… Read More ›