A Northwest Based Literary Journal

Current Issue

Tahoma Literary Review is proud to release our eighth issue, featuring poetry and fiction from writers throughout the United States and abroad. We are proud to feature both established and debut authors in this issue. The lovely cover art is courtesy of Portland, Oregon artist Annie Meyer. The issue is available in print, pdf, epub and Kindle formats. Highlighted contributors are links to previews of some of the work in this issue. Click here for purchase options in print and digital formats.



Michael Bazzett, The Fever
Callista Buchen and Amy Ash, Fire as Fragment
Amorak Huey, The World Is Full of Dogs Without Collars
Michael Mark, Middle of the Night Eating
Owen McLeod, Twelve Pzalms To Our Lord Bubba
Sierra Nelson, Pickup Truck Pantoum
Sara Quinn Rivara, Madonna of the Dry Tree
Martha Silano, One felt dirty, dirty with swollen feet
Willie VerSteeg, Just Married
Lesley Wheeler, Ambitions: At Speed
Renia White, The Body The Ticket
Maya Jewell Zeller, The Question of Lilith

Dina Greenberg, Guinevere Tries a New Kind of In-Vitro
Jessica Lanay, Between These Two Places
David Alexander Southard, I Wrote this Story for the Girl Laurelei Hayes
Andrew Stancek, Overture in Red
Rachael Warecki, The Fluid in Our Veins
Shelly Weathers, The Big Tent of Sky
William Woolfitt, What the Beech Tree Knows
Hilary Zaid, For Non-Speakers of the Mother Tongue

Bryce Emley, Parabiosis (My Father as Anglerfish)
Cameron Gibson, In Black and White
Erika Reich Giles, Piano Lessons
Kristine Langley Mahler, Remains
Kara Oakleaf, Origin Story
C.C. Russell, This Is How You Can Write About Her
Victor Yang, For People Like Our Parents

Reading Options:

Print Issue:

Cover color, black and white interior:If you’re like us and prefer a print copy that you can hold in your hand and read in any lighting, please click the cover image at left to purchase on the CreateSpace e-store. Buying there means we get more in royalties, which means we can pay our contributors more. Price is $10.99 plus shipping.

Download an e-file:
TLR Issue 8 is available in the following formats.

PDF: The pdf file will open in Acrobat Reader and some e-reader apps. It is an exact reproduction of the print issue designed to be read on any monitor, including smart phone, tablet, laptop or other computer. It includes an interactive Table of Contents. To download click on the cover image at left.
Epub: This file is best viewed on any reader that supports the open e-book standard. Please note that due to the download limitations of many browsers, the epub file is compressed within a zip file. Click on the icon to the left to download the zip file. Once it’s downloaded, click on the zip file to extract the epub file.
Link coming later today Kindle: This issue is available in the Kindle format on Amazon. If you purchase a print copy you can get the Kindle file for free. Click on the image at left to go to our Amazon page.
Text file for visually impaired readers (beta): This file is free and is designed to be read by text-to-speech software. You’ll have to download and extract the file from the zip archive first. Please let us know if you have any issues using this file, and we will try to correct them.

soundcloud logo If you’d like to listen to some of our contributors read their work, please visit our Soundcloud page.