Written by Ella Peary April 25th, 2024

The Gilded Weathervane: Now Seeking Submissions

The Gilded Weathervane in a new online journal, “grounded in the beauty and experience of rural living in its variety of expressions.” They publish poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and artwork. Right now they’re seeking submissions for their first issue.

The Gilded Weathervane is produced by FarmGirl Press, a new small press founded by “two farmgirls with deep-rooted ties to rural life.” They hope to showcase and celebrate rural landscapes and the transformative experiences that happen there.

FarmGirl Press plans to publish two issues of The Gilded Weathervane each year, in the fall and spring. They accept submissions year-round.

Poets may submit four to six poems. Authors of short stories and creative nonfiction essays may submit one piece, 6,000 words or fewer. The Gilded Weathervane also accepts flash writing, both fiction and nonfiction. Authors of flashes may submit three to four flash-length pieces. They are especially interested in flash memoire and flash-length personal essays. They don’t accept genre fiction (such as science fiction, horror, and fantasy) of any kind.

The Gilded Weathervane is also seeking artwork and photography depicting rural landscapes and lives. They do not accept AI images.

The Gilded Weathervane accepts submission online using Google Forms, not via email or by post. They accept simultaneous submissions but ask that authors withdraw writing published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work.

The Gilded Weathervane only accepts submissions that follow the guidelines they’ve posted online. Please read these guidelines in full before submitting.

If you would like to learn more or submit to The Gilded Weathervane, please visit their website here.

Bio: Ella Peary is the pen name for an author, editor, creative writing mentor, and submission consultant. Over the past five years, she’s written hundreds of articles for Authors Publish, and she’s also served as a copywriter and copy editor for a wide range of organizations and individuals. She is the author of The Quick Start Guide to Flash Fiction. She occasionally teaches a course on flash fiction. You can contact her at ellapeary@gmail.com.


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