Blood Tree Literature favors lyrical pieces despite genre that do not withhold depth or resonance. With that in mind, submit 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 typically gravitate toward work that is Y.A. in nature. 

Details:

· Minimum word count: like 5. Maximum word count: 2500. We’d like to keep it flash-y.

· Please submit no more than one piece at a time. Do not resubmit before you have received a response regarding your outstanding submission.

· Simultaneous submissions are allowed under the condition that you withdraw your work immediately if it is accepted elsewhere.

· Our current response time falls between 1-3 months.

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.

1. The links between topics, people, events and memories no matter how thinly strung or tightly wound that make even the most outlandish connections possible—e.g., a random sound/smell/taste that thrusts someone back to a memory that otherwise would have never been exhumed; two unrelated children born with a unified consciousness; a grandmother’s ring and its connection to genocide. 


2. A character turns volatile with the mention of strawberries; a woman faints whenever she enters a church; every Tuesday night, a man bursts from sleep screaming a mantra. What is the common thread for these people and their situations, respectively or collectively? Is it something rooted deep within them like a predisposition, or is it something new that is spreading infectiously? Is there a pattern being sewn at all and if so, what is the trigger?  What is it that is holding them together, or rather, what part of them is threadbare?


3. Reparation. What we feel compelled to fix, salvage, make whole again.


Referring to either the prompts above or your own implications, create a story that is somehow representative of the mental, emotional, physical, spiritual, or metaphorical threads that tether relationships, brief encounters, material items, and/or ourselves together, etc.. 

These will not be considered for the themed issues, but will be published in alternation with the themed issues. If accepted, your piece will either stand alone or compliment a collection of pieces, like a miniature issue. This is to increase our publishing frequency and allow for unthemed work to make its way across our desk. Response time for general submissions is 3-6 months.


Blood Tree Literature favors lyrical pieces despite genre that do not withhold depth or resonance. With that in mind, submit 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.