Writing Guidelines

Red Tent Living is a community of women from across the world reading, writing, reflecting, and responding to one another daily as we reframe what it means to be feminine. We welcome you to join in the conversation and submit your own work!

Submission Guidelines:

  • We are looking for fresh, original, and personal work. We enjoy artwork, photography, poetry, prose, and personal stories, or any combination of the above. Be creative! While we enjoy writing that engages our current culture, faith, and womanhood in relevant ways, we do not enjoy work that is ultimately divisive or politically inflammatory. We value writing that is more personal than it is political, and more vulnerable than it is opinionated. Show us your struggles, your questions, your hopes, and your victories in the best way you know to express them. Red Tent Living has a presence in over 150 countries worldwide and we invite writers to be mindful of the many cultures within this community.
  • Please email your work to submissions@redtentliving.com by the 15th of the month prior. Work submitted after this deadline may not be considered. Please include a photo and a short bio (3-4 sentences) with your attachment (doc, docx, or pdf accepted). The target word count for each post is 800 words. We will not post guest submissions in excess of 800 words.
  • Based on our staff, there are a limited number of spaces for guest contributors. Do not be discouraged if you receive news that a month has been filled, and we encourage you to submit again! The sooner you submit your post, the more likely we’ll be able to publish your work.
  • Submit only previously unpublished work. Because of what this community represents, we also ask that you not re-post a submission on a personal blog. Please do invite friends and your own readers to engage your work on Red Tent Living via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or a link on your blog. Likewise, we are happy to direct readers to your personal writings through your writer’s bio at the end of your post.

Thank you being part of this community! We look forward to reading your work.


The Editors of Red Tent Living