Under the Cherry Tree is a lot of Shade
Announcing a new section of Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College: Literary Shade!
Starting with our third issue, Cherry Tree will now have a regular section dedicated to Literary Shade. The call for submissions for this section begins today! Here’s the section description:
In the great tradition of Jennie Livingston’s documentary, Paris is Burning, we are looking for impeccably-crafted shade. But not just ordinary shade: we’re especially interested in poems, short stories, or nonfiction that throws shade at the institutions that have whitewashed our literature and history, be they laws or events or texts authored by dead old cisgendered white supremacist misogynistic homophobes. We believe that shade—subversive wit, withering critique—can empower. And we want to read the shadiest shade around.
Payment is two copies of the journal, a year’s subscription, and a copy of a letterpress broadside of your choosing.
And as with fiction and nonfiction, please send no more than twenty-five pages of prose. If you are submitting poetry, send no more than seven poems and upload them all as a single file.
Since we are nearing the end of our regular reading period, which closes on October 15, we only have a short amount of time to receive your submissions of the greatest literary shade for this next issue. So if you have shade of the literary variety (and we know you do!) please send it to us between now and October 15.