The Summer Quarterly Journal is out!

Including works from Claire Bidwell Smith, Jill McDonough, Shane Zimmer, Keren Toledano, and many more!

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Tethered by Letters is a nonprofit literary journal dedicated to nurturing new and established writers. We publish exceptional works, offer free, professional edits, provide up-to-date publishing resources, and host a lively global community of writers, readers, and editors [Read more]...