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TAYO Literary Magazine


TAYO cultivates emerging poetry and prose, publishing writing that knifes, lifts, and strikes at the emotive truth of all things lost and adrift.

Painting: "No Clowns in Harlem" by Ernest Williamson III

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TAYO Literary Magazine


TAYO cultivates emerging poetry and prose, publishing writing that knifes, lifts, and strikes at the emotive truth of all things lost and adrift.

Painting: "No Clowns in Harlem" by Ernest Williamson III


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 Artwork by Nancy Yang

Artwork by Nancy Yang

Annual Issue: Seven
ISSN: 2164-0270

FEATURING: [FICTION] YZ Chin (Winner of Meriwether Prize), Jordan Alam, Susanna Kwan, Ann Harper Reed, Renee Macalino Rutledge, & Barbara Mujica; [POETRY] Abigail Licad, Alyssa Manansala, Amanda Galvan Huynh, Ching-In Chen, Christian J. Collier, Cristina Denise Go, Michelle Lin, Erwin Ponce, Hannah Jones, Jake Vermaas, Jane Lin, Duy Doan, Lawdenmarc Decamora, Margarita Serafimova, Melisa "Misha" Cahnmann-Taylor, Migs Bravo-Dutt, Natalie Pardo Labang, Ruth Minah Buchwald, Sean J. Mahoney, shaina evero isles fedelin agbayani, Shamala Gallagher, Shirley Camia, Suman Chhabra, Troy Osaki, yuan changming, Sabrina Im, & Elizabeth Tran; [NONFICTION] DW McKinney, Cinelle Barnes, La Verne.


Did my confession make us closer? I killed the pope. Huddled next to you, burrowed along your side, face down in supplication: I’m ruined, I’ve been corrupted forever, Bà Ngoại. When you told everyone I was your favorite, was this before or after I confessed? One’s the prodigal son, the other is his brother. Either story works for me. On my birthday, too many lines and the pope dies."

— EXCERPT FROM "ALLEGORY FOR FAMILY MEMBERS" BY DUY DOAN


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our issues


Since 2009, TAYO has published amazing work from across the globe. We
compiled and anthologized creative work from Saudi Arabia, Singapore,
Great Britain, North America, the Philippines, and more. 

Photograph: "No. 7" by Mohammed Ali Mirzaei

our issues


Since 2009, TAYO has published amazing work from across the globe. We
compiled and anthologized creative work from Saudi Arabia, Singapore,
Great Britain, North America, the Philippines, and more. 

Photograph: "No. 7" by Mohammed Ali Mirzaei

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TAYO press


In the spirit of fostering emerging writers who excite us, and challenge the way we read literature, TAYO is partnering with the Feminist Press for the very first book prize dedicated to Women/Nonbinary Writers of Color: The Louise Meriwether First Book Prize

Painting: "Waxing Crescent" by Monica Magtoto

TAYO press


In the spirit of fostering emerging writers who excite us, and challenge the way we read literature, TAYO is partnering with the Feminist Press for the very first book prize dedicated to Women/Nonbinary Writers of Color: The Louise Meriwether First Book Prize

Painting: "Waxing Crescent" by Monica Magtoto

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reviews


Welcome to TAYO's new Reviews Section. We hope to curate a space online where critical readership intersects with the myriad of POC-centered books, adding to the growing scholarship of diasporic literature.

Painting: "Fragmented World" by Eliseo Art Silva

reviews


Welcome to TAYO's new Reviews Section. We hope to curate a space online where critical readership intersects with the myriad of POC-centered books, adding to the growing scholarship of diasporic literature.

Painting: "Fragmented World" by Eliseo Art Silva