About us

The Fruit Tree is an independent literary journal created by and for LGBT+ people from around the world. We release new issues quarterly.


The Fruit Tree is a space for queer people and the art that they create. We are unapologetically LGBT+ and queer, and we only publish work by LGBT+ writers and artists. We especially appreciate work by people of color, people of religious minorities, and disabled and mentally ill people. Many of our editors are members of these communities, and we believe that it is necessary to highlight and uplift the voices of marginalized people.


We have published three issues over the last year. Our issues will always be free in PDF form, and printed versions can also be purchased. Most of the cost is printing– any extra money goes directly to editors.

The deadline to submit to our next issue is August 1st. The theme is JOY. More information on this can be found on the SUBMIT tab above.

Issues so far
BEAUTY cover
Cover of LAND issue. It is an orange rectangle behind brown and orange cliffs. The text on top reads LAND THE FRUIT TREE VOL. 2.
Cover of the HOME issue. The cover is red and has a black house over it. The text on top reads HOME THE FRUIT TREE VOL. 1.
Fall 2019 Submission Deadline!
August 1 is the last day we're accepting submissions for our JOY issue!
Aug 01, 2019, 11:59 PM PDT
Location is wherever you're most joyful :)