Submissions Now Open

Welcome to the Timberline Review

The Timberline Review is an all-volunteer literary journal operated by Willamette Writers. We are now open for submissions for the Timberline Review #8 in the following categories: poetry, fiction (flash, short story, novella, and novel excerpt), creative nonfiction (essay and memoir), critical commentary (annotation, book review, literary analysis, and craft instruction), drama, hybrid, graphic novel, and visual art (b&w and color).

The theme for Issue #8 is: Home, as the Sum of its Parts

The Theme

For the next exciting issue of the Timberline Review, we want to explore the stories that comprise a home one room at a time.  Your submission must primarily take place in a single location within a home.

What We Want

Some cliched examples of what we want: ghosts in the attic, adultery in the bedroom, drug use/suicide/masturbation in the bathroom, family arguments in the kitchen, monsters/murder in the basement, and aliens in the yard. Your story should either (a) avoid those cliches and surprise us with your unique take on what happens in a given room in a house, or (b) embrace the cliched setting/event combination and surprise us with a unique twist. You are not constrained by time or reality, but you are constrained by location.

To be clear: Your submission must primarily take place in a single location within a home.

We are currently seeking work related to this issue’s theme in the following categories: poetry, fiction (flash, short story, novella, and novel excerpt), creative nonfiction (essay and memoir), critical commentary (annotation, book review, literary analysis, and craft instruction), drama, hybrid, graphic novel, and visual art (b&w and color).

Submissions Deadline for Issue #8: December 31st, 2018 at 11:59PM.


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“In the Timberline Review, each poem and story is a beacon calling to the best in us to read deeper, climb higher.”

— Kim Stafford, poet

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— Eric M. Witchey, freelance writer/editor

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