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Blood Tree Literature

Literary Magazine

Fiction

Poetry

Hybrid

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Blood Tree Literature latest issue

A visually compelling home for black sheep art. We favor lyrical pieces that do not withhold depth or resonance.

Highlights

This magazine may have some eligibility requirements

Please double-check before submitting.

  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    1-3 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    10% *
    Editor reported data

PaysYes

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Fee$3

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  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 2500 words max

Max words: 2500

Sub Genres: Literary, Experimental

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

We prefer to keep it flash-y. Simultaneous submissions are allowed under the condition that you withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere. Please do not submit more than once per genre until you’ve heard back on your pending submission.

Poetry

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

If your poetry submission is spoken-word/slam, collage, found-erasure, or any other form that utilizes images, audio, or video, then please submit to our Hybrid category instead. Simultaneous submissions are allowed under the condition that you withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere. Please do not submit more than once per genre until you’ve heard back on your pending submission.

Hybrid

Max words: 2500

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $

Hybrid can be defined as the undefinable. It is the crossroad between genres and forms and otherwise exhibits unusual qualities that may be considered unconventional. Simultaneous submissions are allowed under the condition that you withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere. Please do not submit more than once per genre until you’ve heard back on your pending submission.

How to submit

  • Processs

    Submittable

  • Cover letter

    Enter a 3-5 sentence biographical statement. Please include your pronouns. If applicable, in your submission you may also include a brief blurb for your recently published book with a link to where it can be purchased. Should your submitted piece(s) be accepted, we will include the provided book on our Contributor Books page. Likewise, if you are a previous contributor to BTL, you can notify us of new book publications for inclusion via our email: bloodtreelit@yahoo.com.

  • Eligibility


    Abusive or derogatory submissions are not allowed - not now, not ever. BTL is a pro-choice, trans-inclusive, anti-racist publication.

  • Formatting

    Acceptable file types for Fiction and Poetry: .doc, .docx, .pdf Acceptable file types for Hybrid: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .m4a, .mp3, .mov, .mp4

  • Author's rights

    From our Acceptance Agreement: 1. The work submitted is original, created by me, and has not appeared elsewhere. 2. By providing my consent to publication, I am giving Blood Tree Literature the creative right to implement code or pair photos that will enhance—and never distract—from my piece(s). 3. I understand my work will be proofread and, subsequently, may be edited prior to publication. If significant edits that would affect the content are made, I will have a chance to review the edited draft before publication. Your piece(s) will not be published without your final confirmation in regard to such amendments. 4. I release to Blood Tree Literature one-time electronic rights. 5. I release to Blood Tree Literature the right to electronically archive my work as a part of the issue in which it first appeared. 6. I retain copyright and may publish my work elsewhere after six months has passed since the BTL publication date. 7. At my written request, my work can be removed from the website; content will be removed within a reasonable amount of time from date of request. 8. I consent to the use of my name and the brief biography I provide in my submission on bloodtreeliterature.com and in onsite and external marketing efforts, including but not limited to social media, contributor page content, and press releases distributed to media. 9. I consent to the pairing of correlative visual art with my piece(s). 10. I indemnify Blood Tree Literature: that is, I grant immunity from any copyright my submitted piece(s) may infringe upon. 11. I understand there is no monetary compensation provided for my published work unless I'm notified by Blood Tree Literature that I am a contest winner.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics

14

Total submissions tracked

59 days

Average response time

33.33%

Average acceptance rate

9 days

Fastest response time

165 days

Slowest response time

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Blood Tree Literature favors lyrical pieces that do not withhold depth or resonance. With that in mind, submit to us your best, the box under your bed marked UNSHARABLE, the orphan poem or black sheep fiction. Send us your experimentals; be vulnerable, be calculated. Please note that we don’t typi...

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Founded

2017

Country

US

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Masthead

    Editor LEE REID avatar

    LEE REID

    Editor-in-Chief

    Editor KYLIE AYN YOCKEY avatar

    KYLIE AYN YOCKEY

    Poetry Editor

    Editor MADELEINE SARDINA avatar

    MADELEINE SARDINA

    Fiction Editor

    Editor AMAYA KOSS avatar

    AMAYA KOSS

    Feedback Editor