We are currently delaying all responses to the poetry/prose reader submissions. This is because many of our team members are directly affected by the racial violence impacting our society and the remaining members want to better educate ourselves on how to be better allies.

For that reason, we find it inappropriate to continue the process of reviewing applications *FOR NOW,* because this is not a time for "business as usual". We will send out the follow-up email in the near-future indicating when our review process will continue.

Additionally, we suggest you indulge in some anti-racism reading, donating (if you can), attending protests (if you can), and taking some time to educate yourself and your family/friends on the systemic racism that is the foundation of our society. We cannot just be non-racists, we have to work on being anti-racists.

Thank you,
the TAR team 

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