First, during the month of October -- our birthday month -- submissions will be open with no fee required. All we ask is that you send us your best story told without shame.
Second, anyone who submits, starting October 1, will receive a free copy of the current digital issue.
And third (and most important in our opinion), we're having an anniversary party and this year everyone is invited! Last year we had a small reading with a few of our local fans and contributors, but this year we're aiming a little higher. On November 15th at 6 p.m. PST we will be broadcasting our first LIVE reading via Google+ Hangout. Contributors from all over the country will read their pieces and you're invited to tune in. Find us on google+, tell your friends, plan viewing parties, and let us know how excited you are through Facebook, Twitter, and google+.
If you're as excited as we are about the anniversary issue, now is the time to subscribe. Subscribe to Under The Gum Tree for just $2 a month. That’s right, for less than your daily latté you can get each digital issue emailed directly to you. And for just $5 a month, you can receive both the beautiful hardcopy and the digital versions of the magazine. (Side note: digital+print subscriptions will be going up on November 1.)
Click here to begin your subscription of Under the Gum Tree. By doing so, you bring awareness and credibility to an emerging genre of writing as well as providing a much-needed avenue for authors to publish their creative nonfiction work.