About TLR

Tahoma Literary Review is published three times a year in both print and e-reader formats. We are based in the Pacific Northwest, but our scope is international. 

We produce this literary journal from the professional writer’s perspective: we believe that writers deserve fair compensation for their work, so we pay professional rates for all of the poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in our pages. A major goal of Tahoma Literary Review is to show that writers and publishers can support each other not only artistically, but also financially. Learn more about our pay rates here

We're also committed to fairness in the editorial process. We don't solicit work for our pages; everything we print comes from the open submission queue. 

Finally, we take contributor exposure seriously. Once you’ve been in our pages we publicize you and your work on social media as often as we can. We nominate published work for major literary awards and many smaller prizes. We also give contributors the option of blogging for us, and of recording audio of their published work for our SoundCloud feature.

Work published in our journal has been selected for Best American Poetry, Best Small Fictions, Best Gay Fiction, honorably mentioned in Best American Essays, and nominated for the Pushcart Prize by the Pushcart's editorial staff. Many of the stories and poems we have published are included in anthologies and collections.