Detail from Night Walk by Tim Frisch


Houseguest is currently doing some self-improvement, shoring up its organizational structure and laying the groundwork for future greatness (we hope, anyway). In short, we will not be publishing a March 2017 issue, as organizational work is taking all our time. We will be back with a new issue in July, and more information in the mean time.

HOUSEGUEST is published three times a year in March, July, and November. We accept submissions year-round. We allow simultaneous submissions, but we ask that you let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Prose submissions should be typed, double-spaced, in an easy-to-read 12 pt font. Please limit your submission to 1000 words. Technically, we accept micro-nonfiction and flash fiction, but we aren’t overly concerned with categories. Be our guest: blur the lines.

Poetry submissions should be typed, single-spaced, in an easy-to-read 12 pt font, and formatted as a single document. Please limit your submission to five or fewer poems and include your contact information in the header of each page. All lengths and styles of poetry will be considered.

We acquire first serial rights for all work we publish. All rights revert to the author upon publication, though we ask for acknowledgement upon reprinting.

We currently accept submissions through the form below.