Farmer-ish Print Annual Call for Submissions

We are excited to announce our call for submissions for Volume III of our beautiful Farmer-ish print annual. Our print annual, like our journal, is arranged by the seasons with sections for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. While about 20 percent of the annual is “best of” from our online journal, most of our content will be original. 

What We Are Looking For

We are seeking poetry, narrative essays, educational essays, recipes, and how-to pieces that fit well into the seasons. We love personal essays and poetry but always especially need educational pieces and instructional maker essays. We also love a good farmer profile. Additionally, because our call for submissions comes in late Spring and early Summer, most of our submissions last year neglected Fall and Winter, so we will be especially looking for essays, recipes, and more that work well for Fall and Winter. We are also looking for high-quality photographs to accompany your essay. If you are writing about cows on your farm, we would love to see your photographs. We love nothing better than featuring the animals being written about whenever possible!

About Our Annual

Living somewhere between a magazine and a book, our beautiful full-color print annual published with high-quality paper features award-winning authors and authors who are being published in print for the first time. Volume III will be approximately 150 pages and will again feature original Farmer-ish artwork by Maine artist, Max Silver.

To see what you can expect, please be sure to check out previous volumes.

Farmer-ish Topics

Farm Animals
Livestock Guardian Dogs
Sustainable Living
Maker Insights and Projects
Simple Living
Canning and Preserving
Food and Health

Farmer-ish Genres

Expository Essays
Personal Essays
Creative Nonfiction
Instructional or How-To Essays
Farmer Profiles
Book Reviews


Accepted authors will be offered a $25 honorarium or a free copy of the book (free copies available to U.S. residents only). Authors will also have access to discounted copies.


Prose submissions should be between 800 and 2,000 words, though we are open to pieces outside of this range.


Submissions: May 31, 2023
Proof Reviews: July – August, 2023
Anticipated Publication: September 30, 2023

Please send submissions in the body of an email message to Please put your proposed title in the subject line of the e-mail and tell us a little about yourself and your publication experience, if any. Please know previous publication is not required. You can read more about our general calls for submissions here.