Founded in 2014, with its debut issue released on February 15, 2015, Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College is an annual literary magazine featuring poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction by emerging and established writers from across the United States, and all over the world. Washington College undergraduates participate in all facets of the journal’s production.
Although the journal is still very young, Cherry Tree has already received national recognition; a poem from its inaugural issue, Julie Kane’s “As If” was selected by Edward Hirsch for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best American Poetry. Several poems from the first issue were also featured on Verse Daily. Writing from this issue has also been nominated for the 2016 Pushcart Prizes.
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.
Our third issue will feature work by Eloisa Amezcua, Kate Anger, Sarah Blake, Paul Bone, Kim Bridgford, Nan Byrne, Doritt Carroll, Charlotte Covey, Heidi Czerwiec, Stephanie Dickinson, R.M. Fradkin, Melanie Graham, Anna Kelley, Shara Lessley, Matthew Lippman, Raye Hendrix May, Damon McLaughlin, Erika Meitner, Lynn Melnick, Tyler Mills, Michael Mingo, Rajiv Mohabir, Julie Moore, John Nieves, Martha Silano, Matthew Thorburn, Robert Vivian, Stacey Waite, Cody Walker, Michael Walsh, and Phillip B. Williams.