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A National Literary Journal

Issue 6 Reading Period: Introductions & a Promotion


Date: July 30, 2019

Going into our open reading period for Issue 6, we have a few new editorial staff members and a whole roster of new screeners ready to read your work. We’ve also got a new subscription promotion to help you get your hands on more of our back issues!

 

First up, here are our staff updates for Issue 6:

Our Fiction Editor Roy Kesey is also stepping into the new role of Associate Editor-in-Chief! He will still be overseeing and carefully curating a robust fiction selection for Issue 6, but he will also be taking greater part in the day-to-day administrative work it takes to run this beloved magazine of ours.

Alyse Bensel, Senior Poetry ReaderBrand new to the staff is Senior Poetry Reader, Alyse Bensel, whose fabulous poems “Darwin’s Theory of Natural Selection in Every Parallel Universe” and “Westward Expansion” we published in Issue 5! She’s also an alumnus of Washington College. Here’s a little more about her:


Alyse Bensel is the author of Rare Wondrous Things, a poetic biography of Maria Sibylla Merian (Green Writers Press, forthcoming 2020), and three chapbooks, including Lies to Tell the Body (Seven Kitchens Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly ReviewGulf CoastPoetry InternationalWest Branch, and elsewhere. She is an assistant professor of English at Brevard College, where she directs the Looking Glass Rock Writers’ Conference.

 

Abby Wargo '20Our Cherry Tree Production Intern for Issue 6 is Abby Wargo ’20! Here’s a bit about her:

 

Abby Wargo is a senior English major with minors in creative writing and journalism, editing & publishing at Washington College. Abby has served as Editor-in-Chief of The Elm, WC’s student newspaper, since 2018. 

 

We’ve also added two new student positions to our editorial staff! Justin Nash ’21 will be serving as the inaugural Cherry Tree Administrative Fellow. Tamia Williams ’21 will be our inaugural Cherry Tree Copyediting Fellow. Here’s more about these two:

 

Justin Nash '21Justin Nash is a junior studying English, communication and media, and studio art at Washington College. His essay, “Moments Suggesting This Body Does Not Always Belong to Me,” was named a runner-up for the 2018 Norton Writer’s Prize. He is the managing editor of the college’s liberal arts journal, the Washington College Review; assistant editor of the college’s student literary journal, The Collegian; and a nonfiction screener for Cherry Tree.

 

Tamia Williams '21Tamia Williams is a student at Washington College, with majors in English and Communication as well as minors in Creative Writing and Journalism, Editing & Publishing. Once she graduates, she plans to pursue editing and publishing as a career with focuses in Fiction and Nonfiction. In her free time, she scrapbooks, reads, and writes.

 

We have a few returning screeners from our previous reading period and some new faces from the spring 2019 Literary Editing & Publishing class at Washington College: 

Allison Billmire

Allison Billmire

MacKenzie Brady

MacKenzie Brady

Victoria Gill

Victoria Gill

Mary Golden

Mary Golden

Nicole Hatfield

Nicole Hatfield

Emily Holt

Emily Holt

Rebecca Kanaskie

Rebecca Kanaskie

Justin Nash

Justin Nash

Shannon Neal

Shannon Neal

Catalina Righter

Catalina Righter

Lonessa Rupertus

Lonessa Rupertus

Diana Sanchez

Diana Sanchez

Brooke Schultz

Brooke Schultz

Lauren Souder

Lauren Souder

Tamia Williams

Tamia Williams

 

Cherry Tree, Issues 1-4Subscription Promotion!

In order to help potential submitters (and readers) get their hands on more of our back issues, we’ve also decided to offer a subscription promotion during the upcoming open reading period. From August 1 to October 1, 2019, if you buy a two-year subscription to Cherry Tree, you will also receive two back issues of your choice for absolutely free! In order to receive your free back issues, just email Managing Editor Lindsay Lusby at llusby2@washcoll.edu including the two issue numbers (1-4) after completing your subscription purchase. Please note that you are NOT required to be a current subscriber in order to submit your work for consideration, nor will subscribing ever have ANY bearing on how we read and evaluate your submission. As always, it is absolutely free to submit your work to Cherry Tree!

 

Our Issue 6 open reading period runs from August 1-October 1, 2019! 

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 5:52pm by Lindsay Lusby.