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A National Literary Journal

Introductions for Issue 5 Reading Period


Date: July 10, 2018
Going into our open reading period for Issue 5, we have a new Literary Shade Editor and a whole roster of new screeners ready to read your work.

 

Kimberly Quiogue Andrews
Beginning with Issue 5, Dr. Kimberly Quiogue Andrews is stepping into the role of Literary Shade Editor at Cherry Tree!

She will be selecting submissions from poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to feature in the Literary Shade section of each new issue. All work submitted to our poetry, fiction, or nonfiction categories will be considered for inclusion in the Literary Shade feature section. Here’s a bit more about Dr. Andrews, who previously served as one of our contributing editors:

Kimberly Quiogue Andrews is Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Washington College. A poet and literary critic, she is the author of the chapbook BETWEEN (Finishing Line Press, 2018) and is currently working on a scholarly book that explores the interplay between literary-analytical modes of thinking and experimental poetic practice in and around the age of professionalized creative writing programs. Her critical work has appeared in Textual Practice and New Literary History, and her poems and essays have been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, ASAP/J, Poetry Northwest, Grist, The Recluse, BOMB, West Branch, and elsewhere. 

 

If you’re not yet familiar with our Literary Shade feature, which we debuted in Issue 3, here’s a brief description of what we’re keeping a lookout for:

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.

 

We have a few returning screeners from our previous reading period and some new faces from the spring 2018 Literary Editing & Publishing class at Washington College: 

Allison Billmire

Allison Billmire

MacKenzie Brady

MacKenzie Brady

Sam Clark

Samantha Clark

Mary Golden

Mary Golden

Emily Holt

Emily Holt

Emily Kreider

Emily Kreider

Justin Nash

Justin Nash

Shannon Neal

Shannon Neal

Catalina Righter

Catalina Righter

Lonessa Rupertus

Lonessa Rupertus

Saoirse

Saoirse

Brooke Schultz

Brooke Schultz

Cate Shaw

Catherine Shaw

Lauren Souder

Lauren Souder

Alexandra Weiss

Alexandra Weiss

 

Our Issue 5 open reading period runs from August 1-October 1, 2018!

So please mark your calendars and send us your freshest (and shadiest) poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction starting August 1. To get a better idea of exactly what we’re looking for, check out our submission guidelines and read some sample work from our previous issues. We pay $20 per contributor, as well as two copies of the printed issue. And we are so excited to read your work!

Last modified on Jul. 30th at 11:52am by Lindsay Lusby.