general guidelines

Send us your writing today! We love mail at Dwelling and check our inbox often! 


Theme: Farmhouse

 We're looking for farm animals and farm animal noises, countryside reflections, porch swing talks, corn field adventures, farming successes, barns, stables, silos, tractor tales, barnyards, and country homes. Feel free to send farmhouse-adjacent pieces, too; we want country life in all its forms from the Irish countryside to the Washington strawberries fields and everything in between!

Submissions Email:

Email Subject Line: Sub / Full Name / Submission Type (Poetry, Fiction, or CNF)

Please copy and paste your submission into the body of the email.

Include a bio written in third-person to accompany your piece. If you have a Twitter account please include your handle so we can shout from the rooftops when your piece is live on the site!

Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please notify us immediately if your piece is accepted elsewhere by replying to your original submission email. 

We do not publish previously published works. 

Please only submit one piece per submission window. There are only as many windows available as days in the month and we want to shed light on as many writers per month as possible! As soon as a new submission window opens, we invite you to submit again. We love regular visitors! Early submission is encouraged. As soon as we have a full house the submission window will close.


We will respond to your submission in 1-2 weeks (or less)!

this is a home for...

  • Poetry (50 lines or less)

  • Fiction (Micro or Flash- 1000 words and under only please)

  • CNF (1000 words and under)

Works submitted should respond to the current submission window theme in some way. We are especially fond of strong narratives and unique characters. 

Rights revert to the author upon publication. We would love if you would credit Dwelling as the original site of publication!

At this time we are unable to pay contributors. We will, however, promote you on our Twitter account at @dwellinglit. We intend to nominate for The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net in the future.

unwelcome visitors

  • Hate, prejudice, and discrimination in any of their iterations will not be tolerated.

  • Anything that would need an R-rating probably isn't the right fit for us. 

hold harmless & indemnity agreement

By allowing us to publish accepted work, contributors grant Dwelling the following: First North American Serial Rights, World Serial Rights, First Print Publishing Rights, (in the case that we ever move forward with printing our authors' pieces), as well as Electronic Rights and Archival Rights to archive published pieces on this website. By submitting to Dwelling, contributors are verifying that submitted work is completely original (not plagiarized) and not in violation of any copyrights. Copyright infringement is not tolerated by Dwelling. Upon submission to Dwelling contributors agree to indemnify and hold harmless Dwelling and its staff.

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