The Story of The House of Revolution

Founded in 2020

The House of Revolution, founded in 2020, is a safe space for writers and creatives to share their content. We aim to provide a platform for up and coming writers, illustrators and original content creators to showcase their talent. 

 

It started with a simple idea; a place to host the amazing creativity of women across the world. From here, The House of Revolution was born. It’s founders Jilly Ballantyne and Emma Auld have an array of experience with content collation, in both creative and factual writing, alongside video and radio content. 

 

Women should have a place to come together and celebrate their incredible selves, and hopefully this is the place for you! The House of Revolution might provide answers, leave you with questions or even just make you think. If you’ve done any of the above on our website, we’ve done our job! 

 

We’re always on the lookout for new contributors to join our community, so why not contact us below.

Frequently asked questions

What type of submissions do you take?


We take all sorts of submissions from writing to any type of art. We want to inspire women and create a safe space for you to explore your creativity. We would love to hear from you about what you have created. Our most common submissions are: Essays Short stories Poems Digital art Drawings However, we would love to add to this collection.




Are there any topics that are off limits?


We review all submissions to ensure that no content is derogative or offensive. We want to make sure that everyone has a voice and we do not wish to become gatekeepers. However, we will not accept submissions that could potentially cause harm. We also try and stay as politically neutral as we can, although we recognise that is not always possible. From time to time, there may be content which revolves around politics but it will always be clear that these are the views of the writer and not The House of Revolution as a whole. If you have any questions about anything posted, please do not hesitate to contact us. Some of our content may be for ages 16+ so therefore, we ask if anyone under this age wants to submit to our website that they have their parent’s or guardian’s permission.




Can I submit anonymously?


Absolutely! Many people do not want to be recognised and can also submit under a pseudonym or name they use for social media. Please email us if you have any questions.




What is the submission process?


Once you have contacted us we will ask for you to send your submission over to us. We aim to get back to you within three days. Once we have received your submission and it has been approved we will send you a submission consent form. This will help you with how your submission will be presented on our website. Once this is returned to us, we will start the process of getting your piece on the website.




How long will my submission stay on the website?


It will stay on the website for the foreseeable future. If we want to remove any submission, for whatever reason, we will contact you in advance.




Can I take my submission down?


Of course. You can take your submission down at any time. We ask that you email us regarding this and we will get back to you as soon as possible.




Will you tell me what I have to write or create?


No. You can submit your own piece whenever you want. However, from time to time we may seek you out to ask you if you would like to write something, e.g for an important event. We would only do this if we knew you were comfortable with that and knew you had the skills for the certain piece.




Is there an age limit for submissions?


There is no age for submissions! Regardless of your age you have a story to tell us through your writing or artwork. We want to give people of all ages a voice, so this is why we understandably don’t have an age limit.




Does the writing have to be themed around feminism?


No! Although we will always keep our reader’s interests in mind, there is no requirement for your piece to be revolved around feminism. As we said, this is a safe space to share stories - fiction or non-fiction - about any subjects that feel right to you.




Do you take submissions from men?


We get asked this alot. The website was created for women to express themselves and to feel free and safe. However, we know that gender has no boundaries and if you would like to submit a piece but have questions please do not hesitate to ask us. Once again, this is a safe place for you.




Where are you based?


We are based all over Scotland but will take submissions from all over the world.




Do you have any merch?


We do not - as of yet. This is something we are working on and will have updates about this soon. Please keep checking our social media for updates.




Do you host events for networking etc?


This is a goal for us. We would like to eventually host workshops and networking events for our community. If you are interested in hosting an event with us please contact us for a discussion.





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