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There are presently no open calls for submissions.

  Welcome to submissions for Under the Gum Tree, a digital + PRINT literary magazine. Please scroll down to submit for the appropriate category. Thank you!

 Under the Gum Tree Submission Guidelines

  1. Please don’t email with questions until you have familiarized yourself with these guidelines and the details on our submit page.  Sorry, but we can’t answer emails that ask us to “please send more information about what you’re looking for.” Also, please don’t email us asking whether we have read your submission or if we’re going to publish it. If we decide to publish your piece, you will hear from us. Promise.

2. Under the Gum Tree does not accept queries. Only complete manuscripts sent digitally will be considered. We accept digital submissions only (see below).

3. Simultaneous submissions and work previously published on your own blog or website are both OK. We do not want submissions of work that has been previously published by someone other than yourself. Under the Gum Tree contributors retain all the rights to their own work.

4. Under the Gum Tree does not compensate contributors yet, but we are working towards it. Please consider buying a digital subscription.

5. We ARE actively seeking work by under-represented writers.

6. With the submission fee, you receive the current issue (digital- a $7.99 value!) FREE. The tiny bit extra goes towards sending complimentary print copies to our contributors.

  7. Do not include any identifying information (name, contact information, email, location, etc.) in the file that you submit. Doing so will mean your submission is automatically declined.

  8. We generally accept submissions for departments and features year-round, but occasionally close when our plate is too full.  

        9. Please submit one piece at a time to us. We'd hate to accept all of your work at once! 

  10. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be eligible for consideration.

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