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.