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

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Literary magazine Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College has an open submission period August 1 to 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. The editors write:

Although the journal is still very young, Cherry Tree has already received national recognition. Poems from the first two issues have been selected for inclusion in both the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Best American Poetry, chosen by editors Edward Hirsch and Natasha Trethewey. Several poems from the first issue were also featured on Verse Daily.

Cherry Tree appears under the imprint of the Literary House Press, the publishing arm of the Rose O’Neill Literary House, a cultural center with a 45-year history of promoting the arts.

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
  • Expected publication date: February 2020
  • 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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