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 how-to pieces, informational and instructional essays, personal narrative essays, poetry, and more.

General essays and how-to essays should be approximately 1,000 words. Personal narrative essays 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.

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.

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

Farmer-ish Topics

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

Farm Animals (all of them)

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



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.

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.

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

We will reply within two to three weeks.

Deadlines are as follows:

For Spring Equinox 2021 Issue

March 1, 2021 for pitches

March 9, 2021 for submissions

And please read the full call for the Spring issue here.

Starting with the Summer Solstice 2021, issues will focus on particular themes. Though the themes are not exclusive, they serve as guidance. Please check back soon for details about our year 2 themes and information for calls for submissions for our first print annual due out in August 2021.

*Please note that Farmerish is published online quarterly in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. In your pitches and submissions, please indicate which issue you feel would be the best fit for your work. If your topic is not tied to a season, you do not need to note this.