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Under the Gum Tree

Literary Magazine


Flash Nonfiction

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Quarterly literary arts magazine publishing creative nonfiction & visual art in print and digital.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    3-6 months*
    Editor reported data
  • Acceptance rate:
    5% *
    Editor reported data



Find more details in the Genres section

  • 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

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize

  • 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


Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , , ,

Submission fee: $ 8.39

We don’t do themed issues, but we have themed departments in every issue. We don’t get a lot for our Fork & Spoon, Sound Track, 24 Frames, or Those Who Wander categories. See our guidelines for more info!

Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , ,

Submission fee: $ 8.39

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

    No cover letter advice

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

    Please double space, and use a standard 12-point font. No identifying info on your submission since we read blind; your submission will be declined outright if your info is included. Your own first name in the narrative is fine, we are talking about your full name and contact info as a by-line or anywhere in the heading, footer, etc.

  • Author's rights

    If accepted, we acquire First North-American Serial Rights.

  • Additional info

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

65 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

45 days

Fastest response time

84 days

Slowest response time

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    All genres

    Always open


Under the Gum Tree is a reader supported, quarterly literary arts magazine, publishing creative nonfiction and visual art. We believe in the power of sharing a story without shame. Too much of the human experience gets hidden behind constructed facades based on what we perceive the world expects fro...

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    Editor Janna Marlies Maron avatar

    Janna Marlies Maron


    Editor Dorothy Rice avatar

    Dorothy Rice

    Managing Editor