Contributors maintain full rights to all printed pieces.
Simultaneous submissions are accepted.
multiple submissions are accepted.
Please submit up to four images or up to ten pages of written word.
Please email print-quality PDFs of images and Word documents or something similar with written pieces. In the email subject bar, include the name of the piece(s) and your name. If you have a book you love about homesteading, land management, or womanhood, you can include it for the reading list in the body of the email.
The midsummer’s issue of Hill Lily, Strawberry Moon, will come into print during the first week of June, barring unforeseen obstacles. Strawberry Moon is the Farmer’s Almanac’s name for the full moon in June. This issue includes themes of spring and summer; Persephone returns from Hades and the green world unfurls upon her emergence. The plant kingdom bursts from its gestation. There is weeding to do, animals to birth, that first sunburn to soothe after that first day of bare shoulders. Spring and summer garden recipes, things to do with copious eggs, how to skin that damn raccoon you finally shot or the lamb you butchered, stories of heat and lust, of that time you gave birth, tips for milking the goats, poems about the sun and all life revolving around it, images of your gorgeous kids playing in the creek or you naked in the spring rain, etc, are all welcome. I am not too strict about these themes as I don’t want them to limit or discourage you; anything that calls to you on the sunny side of the year is worth sending. I encourage those who are just beginning their journey of publication to submit to Hill Lily, as well as those who are too busy on the farm! I want to support you and connect you with other women and non-binary folks on the same trajectory.
Creative Writing, Photography, Recipes, Craft Tutorials, Blueprints, Farm Tips, Illustration, Collage, Tall Tales, Confession, Anything Your Grandma Told You, Songs, Folklore. Hill Lily aims to be a patchwork quilt of wisdom, art, and practical information from a diverse slew of badass future-grandmothers. So whatever is your fancy. IF you have a book recommendation related to homesteading, nature, land management, or sustainable womanhood, please include!! Note – I have been shorter on craft and recipe than I’d like in previous issues, so if you have any of that up your sleeve, wonderful.
All images will be black and white, so keep that in mind.
Please try to ensure that images are print-quality resolution, meaning somewhere between 150 and 300dpi. I know this is confusing sometimes, but we can work together if you can’t figure out how to check… however, do utilize Google first, cuz I have a baby and not a ton of free time!
Some folks get intimidated by the idea of submitting their stuff to a magazine. This is not intended to be a high-art journal. It has more of the feel of looking through your favorite aunt’s box of special things and gathering snippets of her conversation while she whirlwind-cleans the kitchen and cooks your favorite food. Don’t be afraid. But do double-check spelling. ;)
May 5. I encourage you to set an alert so that time doesn’t get away with you. I love nudging folks, but these days I don’t have ton of time for that. BUT if it’s a matter of sending something a day late or not sending it at all, I would much prefer to receive it!
With Love on the verge of spring,
Daisy, Chief Editor