Winter 2018, Volume 48, No,. 192

Poetry - Fiction - Literary Insights

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From now on, the journal will be published in digital form. Each issue will be produced in PDF format and emailed to subscribers. Individual copies will also be available for download from our website. A few months ago, we implemented a policy under which only digital submissions will be accepted through our website.

PDF works well with iBooks and Kindle as well as directly on tablets and computers. We will produce other formats in future as needed. 

We hope to establish a print-on-demand service but are still exploring possible printers who have the capability to meet our needs. The concept is that the print-on-demand copies would be priced at a level that would recover the cost of printing and mailing. 

This change was made necessary by declining subscriptions and reduced funding being made available to TAR. However, we are excited about it, as it offers the opportunity to innovate with TAR as never before. Also, we will be able to increase the size of our issues, thus giving our subscribers more for their money. 

We are continuing the same intense procedures as before in reviewing submissions and believe there is no reason that there should be any decline in quality. 

We hope you will join with us in celebrating this new venture into the future, which represents the future for many, if not most, literary journals and which some have already implemented.

The first digital issue will be in October, 2017.


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We are a creative literary quarterly that publishes poetry, fiction, critical articles, and reviews. We consider stories, poetry, and essays from anywhere — original or in translation — but we consider it our mandate to encourage and publish new and emerging Canadian writers with special consideration for those writers from the Atlantic region who might otherwise go unrecognized. By situating regional authors within the context of a national/international matrix, we hope to give the other parts of Canada the opportunity to enjoy and learn from the insights and ethos of Atlantic Canada. Quality is always the primary objective for TAR. We continue to consider poetry to be a central component of our journal, along with fiction, but we also attempt to locate and publish critical articles on a wide range of topics. Our ideal reader has extensive interests and seeks the creative. Major accomplishments of TAR include giving a voice to emerging writers in Atlantic Canada and across Canada, and actively encouraging new writers with our poetry contests. Bringing the work of well-known authors to readers and continuing with international work in translation are also among our major accomplishments.