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Cherry Tree

A National Literary Journal @ Washington College

Cherry Tree

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, creative nonfiction, and literary shade by emerging and established writers from across the United States, and all over the world. Washington College undergraduates participate in all facets of the production of this print journal.

Although the journal is still very young, Cherry Tree has already received national recognition. Poems from the first two issues have been selected for inclusion in both the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Best American Poetry, chosen by editors Edward Hirsch and Natasha Trethewey. Several poems from the first and fifth issues were also featured on Verse Daily. 

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 sixth issue will feature work by Diannely Antigua, Destiny O. Birdsong, Mirande Bissell, Jennifer Bullis, Lauren Camp, Hannah Cohen, Bailey Cohen-Vera, Jason B. Crawford, Raymond Deej, Dante Di Stefano, Jen Stewart Fueston, Jeannine Hall Gailey, David Groff, Christian Gullette, Steve Henn, Korey Hurni, Ashley M. Jones, Kasey Jueds, Toshiya Kamei, Genevieve Kaplan, Christen Noel Kauffman, Olivia Kingery, Mingpei Li, Alice Liang, Sarah Lyons-Lin, Angie Macri, Ann Stewart McBee, Megan Neville, Afopefoluwa Ojo, JJ Peña, Robert L. Penick, Emilia Phillips, Caroline Plasket, Alec Prevett, Sara Quinn Rivara, Sara Ryan, F. Daniel Rzicznek, Martha Silano, DeAnna Stephens, Anne Dyer Stuart, Yerra Sugarman, Ojo Taiye, Adam Tavel, Alex Thomas, Yasumi Tsuhara, Elsa Valmidiano, Hannah VanderHart, April Wang, and Art Zilleruelo!



“Diaspora Sonnet 34,” by Oliver de la Paz (from Issue 5) featured on Verse Daily!

“Car Prayer of the Child Bride,” by Alison Stine (from Issue 5) featured on Verse Daily!

“Archaeology,” by Kevin Prufer (from Issue 5) featured on Verse Daily!

Review of Issue 4 at NewPages (Anne Graue). 

Review of Issue 3 at The Review Review (Nicholas Olson).

Review of Issue 3 at NewPages (Valerie Wieland). 

Review of Issue 1 at The Review Review (Esther Fishman).

“New Lit on the Block” feature on NewPages blog.