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Cherry Tree


A National Literary Journal

Your Summer Newsletter from Cherry Tree


Date: July 22, 2014
Meet our student screeners for the inaugural issue!


Although all has seemed quiet here at Cherry Tree, we’ve been hard at work building all the invisible architecture that gets a literary journal standing upright and ready to publish the best new creative writing out there. Let me get you up to date.

  • The Library of Congress has granted us our official ISSN! We are 2372-9791.
  • We are now a proud member of the Council of Literary Magazines & Presses.
  • A NewPages Classified Ad will be announcing our inaugural call for submissions. After we print our first issue in February, we can be considered for a NewPages Literary Magazine listing.
  • We have a market listing on that fabulous database, Duotrope.
  • We have a Facebook page! And a Twitter profile!
  • We’ve beefed up our roster of contributing editors with wonderful Washington College writing alumni: Roy Kesey, Erin Murphy, Peter Turchi, Laura Maylene Walter.
  • We’ve got a cover design for issue one already in production, and are tinkering with the journal layout and interior design (so exciting!!).

And we’ve hired our line-up of Literary Editing Publishing students as our first-tier screeners! These are the ladies and gents who will have the first look at your amazing submissions. Here’s a little more about them:

Grace Arenas, poetry screener

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Grace graduated from Washington College this past May and completed the Literary Editing & Publishing course in spring 2014. She attended the 2014 AWP Conference in Seattle as part of the Rose O’Neill Literary House team and was a finalist for this year’s Sophie Kerr Prize.

 

 
 Reilly D. Cox, poetry screener

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Reilly is a junior at Washington College and completed the Literary Editing & Publishing course in spring 2014. He won the 2013 Jude & Miriam Pfister Poetry Prize through the Academy of American Poets. He was also awarded an Honorable Mention for the 2014 William W. Warner Prize for Creative Writing on Nature & the Environment.

 

 Samantha Gross, poetry screener

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Samantha graduated from Washington College this past May and completed the Literary Editing & Publishing course in spring 2014. She also served as Literary House Press Intern this past spring, during which she assisted greatly in the editing & publishing of The Book of Scented Things: 100 Contemporary Poems about Perfume. 

 
 Jessica Fitzpatrick, fiction screener

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Jessica graduated from Washington College this past May and completed the Literary Editing & Publishing course in spring 2014.

 

 
Aileen Gray, fiction screener

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Aileen graduated from Washington College this past May and completed the Literary Editing & Publishing course in spring 2014. She has served in two internships at the Rose O’Neill Literary House: the Pegasus Media Internship in electronic publishing & the Literary House Summer Internship in arts administration. For the latter, she organized & executed her own event at the Lit House: “Literary Publishing from the Inside Out: How to Publish Your Work & the Work of Others,” with poet, editor, and professor Mary Biddinger. She also attended the 2013 AWP Conference in Boston & the 2013 West Chester University Poetry Conference as part of the Rose O’Neill Literary House team.

 

Claire Hansen, fiction screener

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Claire graduated from Washington College this past May and completed the Literary Editing & Publishing course in spring 2014.

 

Ariel Jicha, poetry screener

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Ariel is a senior at Washington College and completed the Literary Editing & Publishing course in spring 2014. She has served in two internships at the Rose O’Neill Literary House: the Literary House Press Internship in print publishing & the Pegasus Media Internship in electronic publishing. For the former, she designed The Sophie Kerr Prize Anthology: 2011 & 2012. She also attended the 2014 West Chester University Poetry Conference as part of the Rose O’Neill Literary House team.

 

Emily Lasdin, fiction screener

imageClass of 2015

Emily is a senior at Washington College and completed the Literary Editing & Publishing course in spring 2014.

 
 
 
 
Carissa Marcelle, poetry screener

imageClass of 2014

Carissa graduated from Washington College this past May and completed the Literary Editing & Publishing course in spring 2014. 

 
 
 
 
 
Kimberly Uslin, poetry screener

imageClass of 2014

Kim graduated from Washington College this past May and completed the Literary Editing & Publishing course in spring 2014. She was a finalist for this year’s Sophie Kerr Prize and attended the 2014 West Chester University Poetry Conference as part of the Rose O’Neill Literary House team.

 
 
Alexander Vidiani, poetry screener

imageClass of 2015

Alex is a senior at Washington College and completed the Literary Editing & Publishing course in spring 2014. He attended the 2014 West Chester University Poetry Conference as part of the Rose O’Neill Literary House team.

 

 

Cherry Tree opens for general submissions on August 15, 2014!

 

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