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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 issue 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 fifth issue will feature work by Lauren K. Alleyne, Aldo Ampar├ín, E. Kristin Anderson, John Andrews, Matthew James Babcock, Alyse Bensel, Justin Bigos, Tommye Blount, Brooke Champagne, Alan Chazaro, Emily Cinquemani, Kevin Clouther, Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach, Oliver de la Paz, Denise Duhamel, Kelly Dulaney, Catherine Edmunds, Stevie Edwards, Kate Gaskin, Joanna Gordon, Kyle Hemmings, Lucas Jacob, Sally J. Johnson, Jane Kim, Ben Loory, Suvi Mahonen, Alicia Mountain, Miguel Murphy, Andy Powell, Kevin Prufer, Dean Rader, Scott Ragland, Nancy Reddy, Phoebe Reeves, Aaron Smith, Alison Stine, Matthew Thorburn, Maureen Thorson, Milla van der Have, Kelly Garriott Waite, Joanna White, Patrick Whitfill, and Claire Yoo.

Issue 5 was released on February 15, 2019. Subscribe now to get Issue 5 delivered to your mailbox!



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.