Submission Guidelines

Issue 3: Creative Nonfiction (Fall 2020)

Our third issue will feature creative nonfiction. The submissions period will open in April. Please check back for submissions guidelines.

Plane Tree is a biannual online journal based at Indiana State University and run by faculty and students in creative writing. Genre work is more than welcome and encouraged. Wow us with whimsy, reimagine the familiar, introduce us to the strange.

We accept .doc, .docx, or .rtf attachment to planetreejournal at gmail dot com. Please include a brief bio of 100 words or less—we like to know who you are!

We can only accept submissions by email. We like technology. However, if sent by owlpost, Plane Tree will be happy to accept your submission. (We may keep the owl, though.)

 Plane Tree encourages simultaneous submissions. If your work is accepted somewhere else, let us know as soon as possible by sending us an email with “WITHDRAW: Last Name, Title” as the subject line. 

We endeavor to read all submissions as soon as possible, and please allow 90 days for a response. If you have not heard back from us by then, please send us a query email with “QUERY: Last Name, Title” as the subject line. 

Once you hear back from us, please wait until the next submission period to send us more work. 

Plane Tree asks for first-time publication rights and acknowledgment as first place of publication. We will also archive published work on our website.

We regret we cannot consider work from current Indiana State University students and employees and alumni who have graduated within the last three years.

We look forward to reading your work.