Tahoma Literary Review
ahoma Literary Review is a literary journal published in both print and e-reader formats. We are based in the Pacific Northwest, but we are international in scope.
We at Tahoma Literary Review are committed to producing a literary journal from the professional writer’s perspective; we feel that writers deserve compensation for the weeks or months it takes to compose a publishable poem or story. A major goal of Tahoma Literary Review is to show that writers and publishers can support each other not only artistically, but also financially.
We believe in a collaborative publication model. Literary journals that pay their contributors are rare; most journals offer only exposure, a somewhat questionable concept in a landscape that is crowded with writers, but sadly limited by lack of recognition in mainstream culture. A substantial number of journals now hold contests, with entry fees typically in the $15 to $30 range–usually with one winner, and maybe a few finalist prizes–instead of paying all contributors.
Our model attempts to find a middle ground that is more equitable.
TLR offers both professional payment and exposure to our contributors by using a substantial portion of our total income to support our authors. Payment for fiction and nonfiction ranges from a minimum of $50 to $300. Payment for poetry and flash is $25 to $50. The amount is determined by the revenues received from submission fees, print journal sales and contributions from sources such as donors and foundations. To ensure transparency and fairness, we publish an audited revenue statement after each issue release to verify the funds received for the submission period.
Even if a submission is not accepted for publication, submitters get value for their fees. Their payment gives them access to our Endnotes area, which features artist interviews, writing advice from experts, and more. Supporters (donors and print subscribers) also have access to this area.