Ends on October 1, 2017

Announcing a new section of Cherry Tree: A National Literary Journal @ Washington College: Literary Shade

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.

Payment is $20, two copies of the journal, a year’s subscription, and a copy of a letterpress broadside of your choosing.

And as with fiction and nonfiction, please send no more than 25 pages of prose. If you are submitting poetry or flash, send no more than 7 poems or flash pieces and upload them all as a single file.

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