Farmer-ish Print Annual Call for Submissions

We did it! We made it through our first year as a journal, and we have been humbled by the wonderful response to and fantastic support of our journal. To celebrate, we are fulfilling our dream of publishing the first volume of a print annual for our journal.

The Farmer-ish annual is somewhere between a journal and a book and will feature original art and photography along with the excellent writing you have come to expect and love from our journal. Arranged by seasons, just as our online journal is, the annual will feature both “best of” content and content original to the annual. The annual will feature of mix of educational content as well as reflective or more literary pieces. We are now seeking submissions for the original content.

Because the annual will be arranged by seasons, please consider seasonal appropriateness in your submissions.

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


$50 for original submissions, plus one copy of the annual


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


May 15, 2021 for pitches
May 28, 2021 for submissions

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.

*Because we are running submissions for our Summer online issue during this same time period, please be sure to put “Print Annual” in the subject line of your email.