Submissions

We’re putting all of our eggs in this basket here at Farmer-ish, but we need your help. 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 1,000 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.

For our quarterly online journals, we offer a $25 honorarium at this time. For our print annual, we offer a $25 honorarium or a copy of the book.

Farmer-ish Topics

*The following list is not comprehensive but should give you an idea of what we like to cover.

Farm Animals
Livestock Guardian Dogs
Nature
Gardening
Sustainable Living
Transcendentalism
Recipes
Maker Insights and Projects
Frugality
Simple Living
Canning and Preserving
Food and Health
Farmer Profiles

Farmer-ish Genres

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

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

Online Journal Submissions

Please send submissions for the online journal in the body of an email message to farmerish.journal@gmail.com. Please put your proposed title in the subject line of the e-mail and tell us a little about yourself and your publication experience in the body of your email, that also includes your submission. Previous publication is not required.

Pitches are also accepted. Summarize your pitch and provide a brief outline for what you would like to write.

We generally reply within three to four weeks. If you do not hear back within that time frame, feel free to follow up. Please note we are unable to offer feedback on submissions we must pass on.

Print Annual Submissions

Please send submissions for the print annual in the body of an email message to farmerish.print@gmail.com. Please put your proposed title in the subject line of the e-mail and tell us a little about yourself and your publication experience in the body of your email. Previous publication is not required.

Please find the full details on our print annual call for submissions here.

Deadlines are as follows:

For Spring Equinox 2022 Issue
Theme: Hope

February 25, 2022 for pitches
March 8, 2022 for submissions

For Summer Solstice 2022 Issue
Theme: Generations

May 30, 2022 for pitches
June 14, 2022 for submissions

For Fall Equinox 2022 Issue
Theme: Harvest

August 25, 2022 for pitches
September 1, 2022 for submissions

For Winter Solstice 2022 Issue
Theme: Home

November 25, 2022 for pitches
December 1, 2022 for submissions

For 2022-2023 Print Annual
May 28, 2022 for submissions