Announcing the Table of Contents for the Fall 2021 issue of 34 ORCHARD!

34 ORCHARD ISSUE 4 COVER

We’re thrilled to announce the Table of Contents for the Fall 2021 issue of 34 Orchard, which will be released on November 10, 2021!

This is our biggest issue yet. Here’s what we’ve got in store for you:

Cover Art: The Ghost of the Fair – Walter H. Von Egidy

Dead Man’s Curve – Rachel Unger

Rocky Mountain Hocus – C.R. Langille

Richmond Hill – Donna Dallas

A Marked Life – Greer Arrowsmith

Open Letter to a Killer – Sarah Collins Honenberger

Mourning Girl – Page Sullivan

Chekhov’s Pliers – H. Zuroski

Everything Fits If You Push Hard Enough – Rob Francis

Botany Lesson – Shelly Jones

In The City of Floating Wolves – Tara Campbell

Here I Am – Shannon Hollinger

Lost & Found – Michael Allyn Wells

Finding Peace with the Anechoic System – Matt Brandenburg

Night Sounds – Andrew Majors

Planetless – Angi Shearstone

Of Ink and Blood – Kevin M. Casin

The Bone Garden of Arachne Lovell – Ness Cernac

The Estate Sale – Molly Greer

All Clued Out – Ray Daley

Croaking Frogs – Sean Jacques

Last Christmas – Robbie Gamble

Letter to the Other Side – Rob Smales

The issue will be available right here on the issues page on November 10!

It’s August 1 – our submission window is closed. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Our submissions window for the Autumn 2021 issue is now closed. There were very difficult decisions to make (and still to be made).

If you’ve not received a decision yet, we will let you know no later than August 31–unless, of course, the guidelines weren’t followed; we received over one hundred of those. Although we’d like to provide an answer to each and every submission, we had to draw a line at those that didn’t follow guidelines. We just don’t have the time or the staff.

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 Spring 2022 issue, which will be published in April is from January 1 through January 31, 2021. We look forward to reading your work next time around!

The Spring 2021 Table of Contents is here!

34 ORCHARD Issue 3 Cover

We’re excited to announce the Table of Contents for Issue 3 – Spring 2021 – coming to this website April 25, 2021!

In our third issue, twenty artists ruminate on the sometimes devastating consequences of choice … on the verandah, a selection of cocktails awaits. Choose wisely!

Cover Art: Please Pray – Jen Connic

Am I Beautiful? – Carl Olson

Inheritance – Annie Dunn Watson

Salt and Pepper – W.T. Paterson

The Days Before – Stephanie Lennon

Ribbons – Crystal Sidell

Ark – Charlotte Wyatt

Because You’re Mine – Meghan Arcuri

What the Hands Say of Love – David Holper

Apology – William Kitcher

Intersection – Heather Sullivan

A Lively Place – Nadine Rodriguez

Jim’s World – Ken MacGregor

Unfolding – Elisa Subin

The names of birds. – Jared Lynch

Last Stone on the Left – David H. West

Everything Left in the Bag – Keltie Zubko

One Flesh – Jon Shank

Bathtub Mary – Trisha J. Wooldridge

The Bodies We Should Forget – Nicola Kapron

You’ll be able to download your copy from our Issue Page here on Sunday, April 25. Don’t forget the donate link! Our issues are always free of charge, but if you’d like to help us out, we’d love that. We pay our artists $50 per piece, and that largely comes out of our pockets. Help us keep great art in the world—and others escape to 34 Orchard.

Congratulations are in order …

We’ve just learned that Deborah L. Davitt’s poem “A Hand Against My Window” has been nominated for the 2021 Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association’s Rhysling Award! Congratulations, Deborah!

We published “A Hand Against My Window” because it’s just plain terrifying. Check it out in Issue 1 here: https://34orchard.com/issues/issue-1/

If you’d like to learn more about the SFPA and the Rhysling Award, you can do that here: https://www.sfpoetry.com/index.html

Our January reading period’s a wrap!

Our submissions window for the Spring 2021 issue is now closed. We once again received over 1000 submissions, and we are thankful for everyone’s work! There were very difficult decisions to make (and still to be made).

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 Autumn 2021 issue, which will be published in November, is from July 1 to July 31, 2021. We look forward to reading your work next time around!

HAPPY 2021! Submissions are now open!

It’s January 1, 2021, and while it means the crazy that was 2020 is over, it also means our submissions are open, so let’s get back to work! Don’t delay—the window closes January 31, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. US Eastern time.

We are accepting fiction and poetry. Please visit our guidelines.

If you’d like to read our first two issues to get a sense of what we’re all about, visit our Issues page here. We look forward to reading your work!

ISSUE 2 IS HERE!

34 ORCHARD Issue 2 Cover

34 Orchard‘s Issue 2, Autumn 2020, has arrived! You can head over to our issues page here to download your copy as a PDF.

While we don’t have a print edition–this is so we can focus on paying our writers–the PDF is designed for double-sided printing.

As always, our issues are free of charge, but if you’d like to help us out, there’s a link to donate $1.99, and a Paypal address at the bottom of the page if you’d like to donate more.

We are extremely proud of the fine work featured in this issue, and we’re especially happy that COVID didn’t foil our plans for bringing our readers quality work. Thank you for supporting us, and enjoy!