Dead Housekeeping

Genres Published: 
Creative Nonfiction
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 to Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
Less than 3 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Accepts Electronic Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
No payment
Issues per Year: 
We publish Home Tips on most weeks, and occasional related items on our secondary blog.
1,000 to 2,500

Editorial Focus

We accept essays of 250 words or less, each focused on one task or series of related tasks as executed by people we’ve lost to death but still clearly see living. Each of these micro-essays can be thought of as an entry into a book on living well, or efficiently, or at the very least with particular methods.

Tips From the Editor

1. Does your story include a home tip? We focus on giving a home tip that someone could really try. How would this essay make someone's home better, or cause someone to reflect on the nature of home? 2. Is it written for the reader to read, or still feels like it is written for the writer to write? This is one reason we feel that conveying a home tip is important. It puts you, the writer, in the reader's shoes. 3. Does it let the dead speak? We welcome your presence and perspective in the essay. But the most important person here is the one you lost, and we'd like to meet that person through their voice and presence, how they peeled eggs or folded clothes or played records. Show us what they did, and how they did it.

Contact Information

The Housekeepers
P.O. Box 361
Whitmore Lake
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Last updated: Feb 17, 2017