Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal at Washington College

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction
Representative Authors: 
Rick Barot, Ben Loory, Nicky Beer, Jericho Brown, Jennifer S. Cheng, Claudia Emerson, Paul Lisicky, Vievee Francis, Michael T. Chin, Matthew Olzmann, Emilia Phillips, Aaron Smith, Julie Marie Wade, Denise Duhamel, Phillip B. Williams
Reading Period: 
Aug 1 to Oct 1
Response Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Issues per Year: 
Issue Price: 
Less than 1,000

Editorial Focus

Cherry Tree’s aesthetic champions image-rich, sonically adventurous poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction which showcase whimsy and wit alongside risk and urgency. In 2016, they introduced “Literary Shade,” a section featuring work that responds to and challenges oppressive social structures. Their name recalls the apocryphal story of George Washington’s ax, and they encourage writers to craft new and inventive ways to critique, to reimagine, and to chop away at literary traditions.

Tips From the Editor

We serve as both a site of protest and an archive of human thought and feeling. Please do read the submission guidelines before sending us your work. Thank you!

Contact Information

Amber Taliancich, Managing Editor
Rose O’Neill Literary House at Washington College
300 Washington Avenue
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Last updated: Jan 24, 2024