Brand-new literary journal, Cherry Tree : A National Literary Journal @ Washington College, is now open for general submissions for our very first issue. Our reading period runs from August 15-October 15 and we are looking for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. And we really want to read your best work! So please consider submitting to Cherry Tree!
About our namesake:"The name Cherry Tree honors George Washington who, in 1782, gifted 'the College at Chester' 50 guineas, consented to serve on its Board, and gave the educational institution permission to use his name. In the American imagination, George Washington is a figure who has come to represent both truth-telling and mythmaking. The famous story of the cherry tree—'I can’t tell a lie, Pa; you know I can’t tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet.'—reminds us that there is truth even in invention, that even apocrypha can convey the facts of life."