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Under the Gum Tree

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  • Tell Stories Without Shame
  • About this Magazine:

    Under the Gum Tree is an independent literary arts micro-magazine. Because we strive for authentic connections through vulnerability, we exclusively publish creative nonfiction and visual art.

  • Editor(s): Janna Marlies Maron, Dorothy Rice
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Submission/Subscription Information:

  • Format: E-pub, Print
  • Genres: Art, Nonfiction, Photography
  • Copy Price: $7.99 (digital)
  • Simultaneous Submissions: yes (with notice)
  • Postal Submissions: no
  • Email Submissions: no
  • Online Submissions: yes (see website)
  • Subscription (individuals): $20/year (digital); $80/year (digital + print)
  • Reading Period: year-round
  • Response Time: 3 months
  • Payment: no
  • Contests: yes (see website)
  • ISSN: 2164-487X
  • Founded: 2011
  • Issues Per Year: 4

Publisher's description: Under the Gum Tree is a reader supported, quarterly literary arts magazine, publishing creative nonfiction and visual art in the form of a micro-magazine. 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 from us. Stop hiding. Live a story. Tell it without shame. And by without shame, we mean that the authors and contributors featured in our pages own their story, even the ugly parts, and share it with pure, unadulterated, raw, candid vulnerability.

Each issue of Under the Gum Tree includes seven to ten original nonfiction stories and personal essays, one photo essay, and one cover artist whose work is also featured throughout the interior pages. Some of our previous contributors include Peter Grandbois, Sheryl St. Germain, Brenda Miller, Samuel Autman, Penny Guisinger, Laurie Easter, Renée D'Aoust, and many others. We nominate for The Pushcart Prize every year and essays we have published have been listed as notable in The Best American Essays 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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