Submission Guidelines

Writers and artists work in the loneliest of all professions, inside our heads. Those daring enough to create and reveal something of their inner natures, are to be lauded. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow salutes your courage and thanks you for your submissions.

Submission Guidelines

DEADLINE for submissions for Issue 9 of eMerge is December 15, 2020.

All Submission Formatting
  • Microsoft Word documents (doc/docx)
  • 12pt Times New Roman
  • Landscape orientation
  • Minimum 1200px width
  • JPEG format (ideally with limited compression)
  • Required for all submissions
  • Up to 600 characters (not words)
  • 300x300 photo of the author (required)
  • Link to the author's website, Facebook and/or Amazon author page (optional)
Category-Specific Formatting
  • 2500 words (10 double-spaced pages)
  • Max 5 poems
  • Max 25 lines (3 pages)
  • Left-aligned, standard format
  • Max 5 pages
  • Will be made/tried before publishing
  • Maximum 5 photos
  • Ideally include cameo narratives (max 150 words)
How to Submit

All submissions should be sent to with the word Submission in the subject area.

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About the Author

Charles Templeton is the author of the award winning, bestselling novel, Boot: A Sorta Novel of Vietnam. When Charles isn’t busy working on his next historical fiction novel, he serves on the Board of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, a writers’ retreat in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Charles also serves as the Acquisitions Editor for the Colony’s online literary magazine, eMerge.

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