The Autumn 2022 Submissions Window is Now Closed

Thank you all for your submissions! Our window for the Autumn 2022 issue is now closed. If you have submitted and have not yet received a response from us yet, you will receive a response no later than August 31.

If you need to contact us regarding withdrawing a submission, you can reach out to us through our Contact Page, or send an email to 34orchardjournal@gmail.com.

Enjoy the rest of 2022! We will be open for submissions for the Spring 2023 issue from January 1 – January 15, 2023.

Happy Independence Day Weekend! 34 ORCHARD taking submissions now through July 15!

34 Orchard’s Autumn 2022 submissions window is now open! We will only be open from July 1 – 15, 2022, so if you’re planning on submitting, please keep in mind that anything after July 15, 2022, will be deleted unread (and yes, we adjust for all worldwide time zones. So that’s after July 15 at 11:59pm wherever you are).

Please refer to our guidelines for information on how to submit. Check that out here at https://34orchard.com/guidelines/, and we look forward to reading your work!

The Spring 2022 Submissions Window is Now Closed

Thank you all for your submissions! Our window for the Spring 2022 issue is now closed.

We will be open for submissions for the Fall 2022 issue from July 1 – July 15, 2022—note the change; going forward, we’re now only going to be open for half the month.

We’re also going to make some adjustments to our guidelines to make it a little easier for people to submit and to alleviate some workflow issues, so if you’d like to send us work in the summer, please be sure to read our guidelines page first. They’re not updated as of this posting, but will be shortly.

We look forward to reading your work!

Update: Submissions close tomorrow

There’s one more day to submit—we close tomorrow at 11:59 pm, no matter where in the world that is!

We were overwhelmed by the response we received. We got close to 2000 submissions—many of those with multiple poems attached, so the actual number of individual works was higher.

That said, at least one third of them didn’t follow our guidelines, so those, as we’ve stated on our guidelines page, we rejected or will reject unread.

If you have not yet received a response, we ask for your patience. We still have many letters to send, and we still have some final decisions to make.

Our next submissions period will be open from July 1—July 15, 2022, and we will also be revamping our guidelines. If you wish to submit during that period, please check our guidelines page before sending your work.

Thank you!

Sincerely,

Lucy Noone — Submissions Editor, 34 Orchard

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!

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!

Our submissions window has closed

Our submissions window for the Autumn 2020 issue is now closed. We 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 August 31. 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 2021 issue, which will be published in April, is from January 1 to January 31, 2021. We look forward to reading your work next time around!