Farmer-ish publishes both online issues and print collections. We’re looking for creative and engaging content on farming, homesteading, raising animals, cooking, making, and raising a family. We want creative nonfiction, personal essays, memoir, how-to pieces, informational and instructional essays, poetry, and more.

General essays and how-to essays should be approximately 1,000 words. Personal essays and memoir should be between 800 and 2,000 words. Photographs for recipes and how-to essays should be included when submitting. Poetry can be of any length, though we prefer short to medium.

Be sure to single space after periods and provide hyperlinks to source material when applicable. Please do not use footnotes, endnotes, or in-text citations.

All work must be owned by you. We aim for original work, but if you have published your work on a personal blog, you can re-purpose it for us. Please note you retain copyright for your work.

For our quarterly online issues, we offer a $25 honorarium at this time. For our print annual, we offer a $25 honorarium or a copy of the book. In 2023, we are also holding our first poetry contest.

Be sure to review our About page, as well as past issues, to get an idea of what we’re about before submitting.

Journal Submissions

For 2023, Farmer-ish will be focusing mainly on print collections but will still have a special online issue on the Summer Solstice. Please be sure to the instructions for each call below. We have some exciting projects set for 2023!

Deadlines and detailed calls can be found below.

2023 Poems for the Winter Solstice Poetry Contest
Entry Fee: $10
Prizes: $250 for winner and publication for top 50 poems
Deadline: March 14, 2023

Summer Solstice 2023 Special Online Issue: Farmer-ish Kids
No submission fee
Deadline: May 31, 2023

Volume III (2023-2024) Print Annual
No submission fee
Deadline: May 15, 2023