You may have heard of tabula rasa before.
It’s a philosophical theory that posits we are born with no knowledge, with smooth, empty minds ready to be carved and shaped into existence upon birth. A blank slate. That’s all we are as we come into the world.
Each story you write begins as a blank slate, too. A piece of paper, an empty document ready to be born.
What will you do with this emptiness?
How will you fill it?
We want to know.
That’s why we exist. Tabula Rasa Review is filled with essays that show us just how much can be done with a blank piece of paper. Our chosen authors have formed cathedrals, dimension, and feeling from words. They’ve created relationships, climaxes, and resolutions that make us feel as if we are there, too.
As a small independent literary journal, it’s just us, our social media, and our website. It’s our little blank slate, ready to be filled to the brim with gorgeous, potent writing. All in all, it’s a platform to have your voice heard.
HERE’S WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL.
Our submissions have always been, and always will be, completely free to authors of every age, race, identity, ethnicity, and more around the world. We don’t want cost to be a barrier to having your writing find its way to our desks, and possibly out into the world.
NO SET THEMES
We have no set themes for our issues, choosing instead to craft each era of Tabula Rasa Review by weaving together voices and stories chosen by our editors for their perfections, imperfections, and everything in between.
We publish reprints, or pieces that are have been published before, because we believe in bringing unique, incredible voices to as many platforms as possible.
We offer affordable feedback in the form of our workshops, which involve having our entire literary team (of diverse voices and impressive educational backgrounds) read your piece(s) and give thoughtful feedback and commentary.
In the meantime, you can read about our submission guidelines, or meet the team behind the upcoming issue. Make sure you follow our social media to keep track of what we’re up to.
We’ll see you there.