Dwelling started out as a personal venture, but quickly expanded into something larger (as most home projects do)! As I searched for homes for some of my own writing, I thought how nice it would be to make a home for yours. And here we are!

Each month, this dwelling is redecorated in light of that month's submission theme. Each day, a light turns on in one window, giving readers the opportunity to peer inside the home and read the room filled with your words. 

What occasion will be celebrated at the house this month? What surprise visitors will show up? What new theme will the house decorate itself with next? 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 in a house filled with boys: her husband, her son, and two Siberian Huskies. She completed a Master's in English through Southern New Hampshire University and was recognized with the university's 2020 Distinguished Scholar Award. Her poems and stories have appeared or are forthcoming in a variety of publications. See publication credits on her author website. Follow her on Twitter at @ElizabethKBates.

Lindsey Ostrom

Art Editor

Lindsey Ostrom is an artist. She is a 911 dispatcher by night and a dog mama to two German Shepherds by day and night. Twitter: @lindseynostrom


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