Submit Your Essay, Short Fiction Piece or Poem

Older person mature adult writer

SUBMIT by May 15, 2023

Submit your personal essay, short fiction piece, or poem!

As a family caregiver, what have your learned about yourself / others?

We would love to share your thoughts and feelings about the beautiful and complicated life of family caregiving.

Selected work(s) will be published on the Smoother Life website.

To share your work, email us at by May 15, 2023.

Submissions must be original, previously unpublished work. We are looking for writing submissions with up to 1500 words.

Writing submissions must be included in the body of the email message only. Emails with attachments will not be opened and will not be considered.

Please include a short bio with your cover letter. We’d love to know who you are and will include the information on your published piece if selected.

While we are unable to pay at this time, feel free to include your social media links and/or personal website with your bio which we will include if your piece is selected for publication.

Smoother Life accepts multiple and simultaneous submissions. If your work is accepted for publication elsewhere, however, please let us know immediately.  We are unable to provide feedback or status updates on submissions. You will hear from us if your piece is selected.

Smoother Life retains first publication rights, and upon publication, rights revert back to the author of the submission. Please credit Smoother Life as the first publisher if the piece appears elsewhere after publication. Smoother Life reserves the right to remove any published work on its website at any time at its discretion. Smoother Life may promote any published work on its social media accounts.

Smoother Life shall be released from any liability should your work be chosen for publication on our website. By submitting to Smoother Life, you are agreeing to the requirements outlined above.

We look forward to reading your stories and providing a platform for you to be heard.

-- Smoother Life