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about tbr


Our mission is to provide a space for inclusive and interdisciplinary approaches to the creative arts. We expressively and fiscally support artists who represent the rich American landscape by publishing high-quality, well-crafted literature, visual and media art through our annual contest, readings, and print and online journals.


Our vision is to amplify the voice of the human experience through art that is intimate, engaging, and audacious. We seek work that propels the present artistic landscape.

Tacuma Roeback - Prose Reader

Fred Joiner - Ambassador of Arts

Joseph Ross - Poetry Reader

Leola Dublin Macmillan - Essayist-in-Residence

DaMaris Hill - Prose Reader

Jacey Blue Renner - Poetry Reader

Kim Coleman Foote - Fiction & Non-Fiction Editor

Truth Thomas - Poetry Editor

Melanie Henderson - Managing/Layout Editor

The Official TBR Blog

The Basin Blog: The Writers' Playground!

contact us

letter from the managing editor

letter from the editor-in-chief

Randall Horton - Editor-in-Chief

TBR Editorial Review Team