Spring Equinox 2021 Submissions

The Spring 2021 Equinox issue marks a full cycle for us here at Farmer-ish as our first full year as a journal comes to end. We have big things in store for year 2, but we are counting on you to help us finish our first year with hope for the spring and the growing season, as well as hope for a brighter year ahead after a long, tough year for our country and our planet. This Spring, help us celebrate that hope, growth, self sufficiency, and the arts that keep us going.

For our first Spring Equinox edition of Farmer-ish, we want you to think about the garden, baby farm animals, poetry that celebrates nature, life, and make us question, and essays that both reflect back on what we have learned in the last year and/or what we hope to learn in the future. We are looking for essays, how-to pieces, recipes, poetry, farmer profiles, and more that celebrate the beauty and promise of a new Spring.

As always, be sure to follow our general submission guidelines, but as you think about pitches and submissions for our Spring Equinox issue, please consider the following: We are still looking for great poetry; we love submissions from first-time authors, though we always welcome more established authors as well. We are really looking for some how-to essays related to everything from getting started with goats to planting strategies for a vegetable garden. We are also especially interested in essays and stories from homesteaders who became “farmer-ish” for the first time in 2020. How are things going?

We pay $50 for essays, recipes, and how-to pieces. We pay $25 for poems and book reviews.

The deadline for pitches for our Spring issue is March 1, 2021. The deadline for submissions is March 9, 2021. Be sure to put your text in the body of an email to farmerish.journal@gmail.com. Please put your working title and “Spring 2021” in your subject line.

photo credits: Patrick Fore, Crystal Sands, James, Zwaddi, and Jen Theodore, Unsplash