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. 

 We publish one themed and one unthemed issue a year, one in June and the other in December.  

Please note that we don’t typically gravitate toward work that is Y.A. nor rhyming in nature. 

Details:

· Maximum word count: 2500. We’d like to keep it flash-y.

· Maximum piece count for poetry per submission: 5. 

· Simultaneous submissions are allowed under the condition that you withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere. We do not read reprints nor manuscripts at this time.

· Our current response time falls between 3-6 months. Please do not submit more than once per genre until you’ve heard back on your pending submission. 

Book excerpts from recently published books:

BTL is now accepting book excerpts that abide by the maximum word count. If your excerpt is accepted, your book and a blurb will be included in Contributor Books. With your submission, please include a link to where your book can be purchased along with a brief blurb.

If applicable, you may also include a link and blurb with an unrelated submission. Likewise, if your submission is accepted, readers will have access to your book in Contributor Books.

Do you have a piece that’s undefinable, that blurs the lines of genre and structure? Your black sheep, your unsharable, your best? Blood Tree Literature invites you to submit to our first contest, Chimera. Works hybrid in nature will be considered for publication of our seventh issue, and the top three pieces will receive a monetary award.


Guidelines:

  • Maximum word count: 2500. We’d like to keep it flash-y. (Please note that we do not gravitate YA).
  • Only one submission per entrant.
  • Submissions must be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions are allowed under the condition that you withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.
  • Contest entry fee is $10
  • First Place prize is $75, Second Place is $50, and Third Place is $25 (awarded via PayPal only)
  • Submissions close May 1, 2020
  • Winners will be notified by May 15, 2020
  • Chimera will debut June 2020


The definition of "hybrid" is up to you and so we have expanded our available file types for this contest. We look forward to experiencing your creativity.


*Please note that our General hybrid submissions are separate from the contest and are being considered for our unthemed Issue 08 in December.

$3.00
$3.00

Please review the guidelines on the homepage of the BTL Submittable before submitting. 

Also, note that we have added a feedback option. In exchange for a $15 donation to Blood Tree, your respective editor will respond thoughtfully to your submission by detailing the technical and stylistic elements of your piece, providing necessary feedback that will identify its strengths and weaknesses, and making suggestions for improvement. 

$3.00
$3.00

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.  

Please review the guidelines on the homepage of the BTL Submittable before submitting. 

Also, note that we have added a feedback option. In exchange for a $15 donation to Blood Tree, your respective editor will respond thoughtfully to your submission by reviewing the technical and stylistic elements of your piece, providing necessary feedback that will identify its strengths and weaknesses, and making suggestions for improvement if needed. 

$3.00
$3.00

Please review the guidelines on the homepage of the BTL Submittable before submitting. 

Also, note that we have added a feedback option. In exchange for a $15 donation to Blood Tree, your respective editor will respond thoughtfully to your submission by reviewing the technical and stylistic elements of your piece, providing necessary feedback that will identify its strengths and weaknesses, and making suggestions for improvement if needed.