Guesthouse Submission Guidelines


As of July 27, 2018, we are no longer accepting submissions via e-mail. Please submit your work here on our submittable page.

Submissions are currently OPEN in all genres: poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and visual art. Please review our submission guidelines before submitting. We look forward to reading your work and aim to respond within three months.

To withdraw individual pieces from your submission, please leave us a note in Submittable. 

In response to the COVID-19 crisis and the strain it is putting on the writing community (and so many others), Guesthouse is offering one month of free submissions in every category. Multiple and simultaneous submissions are fine. Please indicate your genre in your submission title (i.e., "Addie Bundren, poetry"). Please include only one genre per submission. We aren't able to consider submissions that contain pieces in more than one genre.

Poetry: Send up to eight poems, in one document. Use a standard font. No minimum or maximum page or word count. Include your name and e-mail address in the header of each page. We welcome all poetry styles, including formal poems and long-form poems.

Fiction: Please send one story of up to 5,000 words at a time, or up to three stories of up to 2,000 words each at a time. Use a standard font. Hybrid, short-, short-short-, and flash-fictions are all welcome. Include your name and e-mail address in the header of each page.

Nonfiction: Please send one essay of up to 5,000 words at a time, or up to three essays of up to 2,000 words each at a time. Hybrid, short-, short-short-, and flash-essays are all welcome. Include your name and e-mail address in the header of each page.

Photos: Please send us up to 10 photos at a time. There are no specific content requirements, just show us what you've got. Please make sure they are low resolution (72 dpi). Upon acceptance, we will inquire about higher-res versions. 

If your work falls outside these guidelines but you think it might be a good fit for Guesthouse, or if you have any questions, please query with us.

$3.00 - 5.00
$3.00 - 5.00

Please send up to ten pieces of artwork with your name and e-mail address at the top of each page. We are most likely to accept artwork that is easily displayed on our website.

$3.00 - 5.00
$3.00 - 5.00

Please send one story, up to 5,000 words, at a time, or up to three stories, up to 2,000 words each, at a time. Hybrid, short-, short-short-, and flash-fictions are all welcome. Include your name and e-mail address in the header of each page. We aim to respond to all submissions within three months, and likely much sooner.

Please send one essay up to 5,000 words at a time, or up to three essays up to 2,000 words each at a time. Include your name and e-mail address in the header of each page. We aim to respond to all submissions within three months.

$3.00 - 5.00
$3.00 - 5.00

Please send no fewer than three and no more than eight poems, in one document. No minimum or maximum page or word count. Include your name and e-mail address in the header of each page. We aim to respond to all submissions within three months.

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