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. 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 second issue features work by Rick Barot, Katie Berger, Kelly Grey Carlisle, Sara Biggs Chaney, Jennifer S. Cheng, Claudia Emerson, Vievee Francis, Rebecca Morgan Frank, Roy Kesey, Sally Rosen Kindred, Keetje Kuipers, Elline Lipkin, Dave Madden, Dániel Nyikos, Wendy Oleson, Matthew Olzmann, Emilia Phillips, sam sax, Aaron Smith, Girija Tropp, Nicole Walker, Lesley Wheeler, and Laura Madeline Wiseman.