“Wednesday, April 6. Yesterday the sun was warm enough to melt the snow on top of the house, and I put my eiderdown pillows out for airing. To-day has been so lovely that the women took their sewing on top of the house, where they also took their babies, stripped them, and placed them on a deer-skin, allowing the sun to beat upon them. The little ones crowed and seemed to enjoy it hugely. I thawed, scrubbed, cut up, and tried out twenty-five pounds of bacon, getting twelve pounds of clear fat; I also cut up and tried out four pounds of toodnoo (venison tallow), which gave me two and a half pounds of grease. This is to be utilized in the lunches for the advance party. It took me about eight hours to do all this.”

 –  Mrs. Josephine Diebitsch-Peary, 1894


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Tallow Eider Quarterly is an online magazine, publishing work from emerging and established artists and writers worldwide. TEQ remains open to submissions year-round. We accept poetry, flash fiction, essays, artwork and reviews. Send direct and challenging works, touching on the strange, surreal or experimental. Please, no rhyme schemes. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but notify us if your work is accepted elsewhere. We do not accept previously published writing. All rights to published material are reverted back to the artist/writer upon publication. There is no fee. TEQ does not offer monetary compensation for accepted works.

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