Dwelling Literary is a home for your words (a literary e-zine in the form of an interactive dwelling). Each month, this dwelling is redecorated in light of a monthly submission theme. 

What occasion will be celebrated at the house this month? What surprise visitors will show up? How will the dwelling transform? Follow us on Twitter at @dwellinglit to stay up-to-date on all the goings-on!

This is a happy dwelling that craves nothing more than to be filled with your words; your heart; and most of all you! Send your writing to its forever home at Dwelling!

Elizabeth Bates


Elizabeth Bates is a Pushcart-nominated writer from Washington state. Bates lives out her happily ever after in a house filled with boys: her husband, her son, and two Siberian Huskies. She has found homes for her own poems and stories in a variety of publications. Visit her author website to read her work. Bates holds a Master's in English degree. She tweets @ElizabethKBates.

Lindsey Ostrom

Art Editor

Lindsey Ostrom is an artist. Her whimsical creations have illustrated every issue of Dwelling Literary since its inception in December 2020. She is a 911 dispatcher by night. By day and night she's a dog mama to a German Shepherd and a mother hen to a flock of chickens. Twitter: @lindseynostrom