ISSUE 1 NOW AVAILABLE!

Issue 1–our debut–is now available!

With cover art by Brandon Kawashima, this issue features artists from as far away as Greece, Nigeria and the UK–as well as right here in the US and delivers visceral work that unpacks the things we don’t want to admit are in our basements.

The downloadable PDF is designed so that it can be printed on double-sided paper for easy reading like a print magazine.

The issue is free, but there is a donation link should you choose to contribute.

Click here to get your your copy!

Announcing the Spring 2020 Issue’s Table of Contents!

JPEG OF ISSUE 1 COVEROn April 25, artists from all over the globe deliver visceral work that unpacks the things we don’t want to admit are in our basements. Announcing the Table of Contents for 34 Orchard’s Inaugural issue!

Cover Art: Lost and Found, Brandon Kawashima

Trenchman – John Wayne Comunale

Madame Rosio Holds a Séance – J. Federle

A Murder – Die Booth

Tales from a Communion Line – Yash Seyedbagheri

A Hand Against My Window – Deborah L. Davitt

Night Crier – Stephen Mark Rainey

Runner – Chrissie Rohrman

Bad Altitude – Luke Spooner, Carrion House, http://www.carrionhouse.com

Bones – Crystal Sidell

Kintsugi – Page Sullivan

Christmas Chicken – Ernest O. Ògúnyemí

/thestrangethingwebecome – Eric LaRocca

Laying out my dolls – Malcolm Davidson

Lust Becomes Us – Dawson M. Kiser

Like It’s A Mad Thing – Lee Ann Kostempski

the reader – Christopher Woods

The Pink Casket – Atalanti Evripidou

Dinner at the Candlestick Table – Megan Wildhood

34 ORCHARD still stands

We all know what’s going on in the world right now. I just wanted to pop in and say that everything is on track for our April 25 release, so yes, you all still have that to look forward to! The spring issue is completely laid out and is being given its final proofread now. We will be announcing the Table of Contents shortly, as well as post the link for a recent interview — we were featured by writer Angelique Fawns on Horror Tree!

If you donated, you will be receiving your copy ahead of the general public. We are planning on sending that out this week. If you have donated and have not yet heard from us, you will hear from us soon. While we are still fine and on track over here, we openly admit that, with all the insanity, a few things have slipped through the cracks. We are working to get caught up. Do not think you were forgotten, or that we don’t appreciate you.

We hope you are all staying safe, and finding comfort where and when you can. Hang in there. Once we hit bottom, the only way to go is up.

Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Editor

 

 

Our inaugural issue is coming together!

Our submissions window is closed, but our Spring issue is shaping up nicely! We have 15 pieces so far, and our writers hale from as far away as Nigeria and the UK.

Stay tuned! We still have a lot of reading to do. When our TOC is firmed up—some time, probably, in the middle of February—we will release it here, so that you’ll know what you have to look forward to.

Have a great week!

Our submissions window has closed

Our submissions window for the Spring 2020 issue is now closed. Thank you to all who shared your work with us!

If you’ve not received a decision yet, we will let you know no later than February 28. Between now and then, if you haven’t gotten an answer and you need to withdraw your work due to acceptance elsewhere, please drop us a line at 34orchardjournal@gmail.com.

Certainly, if you have any questions or concerns, you can also email us at the same address. We’ll get back to your promptly.

The reading period for the Fall 2020 issue, which will be published in November, is from July 1 through July 31, 2020.

Want to know more about us? We’ve been featured on SIX QUESTIONS FOR …

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Jim Harrington’s Six Questions For… blog, which focuses on interviews with literary magazine editors, has published an interview about 34 Orchard here: https://sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/2019/12/six-questions-for-34-orchard.html

If you’re a writer, this is a wonderful blog—especially if you’re wondering what goes on in editors’ heads before you submit—so don’t just read our interview, read them all!

We’re on Duotrope!

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We’re thrilled to announce that fewer than 24 hours after our site went live, Duotrope accepted our listing application! You can find our listing here.

We support and encourage the use of Duotrope to search for markets and track submissions. Our editor, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, has been using it as a resource since shortly after it was founded in 2005. You can check it out and create an account here.