BP REVIEW SUBMISSIONS ON THE THEME OF EMBODIMENT & BELONGING OPEN ON APRIL 10 & CLOSE JUNE 10
Burrow Press is the literary publisher of Stetson University's MFA of the Americas program, focusing on collaboration, translation, and literature in the expanded field. we're looking for traditional and experimental poetry and prose forms in all genres, including literary, horror, sci-fi/speculative, acknowledging that the best work often transcends these labels. We like work that takes risks, that isn't afraid of being weird, and that shines on the sentence level.
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Writing on the theme of embodiment and belonging.
Edited by Bre'Anna Bivens
Consider all the spaces you occupy. In body & embodied, you shape your space with your existence, you influence others with your occupancy. To this end, we are never not reflected in the things we do, or the places we are seen, or the spaces we participate in. Some would say that we are called, through our names we are also summoned. Being called or recognized by others in space also indicates that there is a response- how do you answer this summon? In name or otherwise? If your name is how you are primarily recognized, do you answer? If not, who would you rather be called? What spell would you cast around yourself to embody the present? How do you know you’ve arrived? Where else are we reflected in space if we’ve otherwise rendered ourselves invisible? What does public discourse say about your [in]visibility? About the curvature of your existence? How do you recognize others as they are summoned?
Our priority is to consider previously unpublished creative nonfiction/essay, but we’ll also accept fiction, poetry and any hybrid/mixed media/genre-blurring forms.
- Max. 3000 words for creative nonfiction/fiction
- Up to 3 poems
- Simultaneous submissions okay
- Note: current Stetson University students are not eligible to submit
- Burrow asks for first serial rights. Rights revert to author upon publication
- We cannot offer financial compensation at this time, but authors chosen for this issue will receive a one-year Burrow Press subscription.
- Crediting Burrow: we ask that any work that first appeared in BP Review be credited in any future publication.
SUBMISSIONS OPEN: April 10
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: June 10
Selected work will be published in early fall 2023.