Dedicated to publishing fine fiction, nonfiction, plays, screenplays, poetry, literary cartoons, photography and art, TSR opens its pages to writers from across the globe whose work is compelling. This site provides information on the publication and its staff, an archive of past issues, information on how to submit your work to TSR, as well as information on how to subscribe. TSR Online, our online companion, contains content not available in our printed editions.
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Lou Ann Walker, Editor-in-Chief, founded TSR in 2007. As we approach our 10th year in publication, we have many exciting projects in the works—but we remain dedicated to our mission of publishing new and emerging authors and artists alongside established names (Billy Collins, Meg Wolitzer, Roxane Robinson, David Rakoff, Bharati Mukherjee, Elena Gorokhova, and Amy Hempel, just to name a few).
TSR is also a journal unique for its inclusion of full-color art and photography portfolios, as well as cartoons (by Roz Chast, Michael Maslin, Liza Donnelly, and Grant Snider, among others).
And we are one of the few literary journals that pays its contributors.
Authors and artists who’ve appeared in our pages have been been included or received notable mentions in The Best American Poetry, The Best American Fiction, The Pushcart Prizes; have won The Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement; and have been finalists for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and many more.
The variety of our content is what makes us stand out. It’s the strength of the writing and art that makes us shine.