Submission Call: Cherry Tree literary magazine wants poetry, short stories, and creative nonfiction Due October 1; pays $20 honorarium

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Literary magazine Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College has an open submission period through October 1. They’re looking for original short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction that is “well-crafted ” and “not afraid to make us care.” Undergraduates at Washington College in Maryland play a role in selecting works and producing the annual journal. Although Cherry Tree has only been around a few years, poems from earlier editions have already gone on to be featured in Best American Poetry.

Submitting to Cherry Tree

  • Publication: Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College
  • Publication type: University literary magazine
  • Word Count: They don’t specify, but they ask for no more than 7 poems, 7 flash prose pieces, or 25 total pages of prose, which comes out to about 6,200–7,500 words in standard manuscript format
  • Submission Period: August 1 to October 1
  • Payment: $20 honorarium per contributor and two copies of the issue in which your work appears
  • Rights: Cherry Tree purchases First North American serial rights
  • Response time: 3 months
  • Format: Standard manuscript format in Microsoft Word .doc format or Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Simultaneous submissions: Allowed. Read more about simultaneous submissions.
  • Multiple submissions: Only one submission per genre. Read more about multiple submissions.
  • Will they consider reprints? No.

Check out the complete submission guidelines: Cherry Tree | Submission Guildelines | Washington College, and don’t forget to tell them you saw it here!

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