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.
BP BOOKS: We publish only a few books in print each year, and so it is rare that we open submissions for our print program.
Note: Stetson alums may submit 6 months after graduating.
BP REVIEW GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
All submissions must be previously unpublished.
Poetry: up to 3 poems at a time, separate files.
Prose: Send only one piece at a time, up to 5,000 words. Or up to 3 flash pieces of 500 words or less.
Multimedia (prose or poetry): send us a query briefly describing the project and the media involved.
Collaborations (prose or poetry): include and a note informing us the work is collaborative and collaborators' bios in cover letter.
Work in Translation: coming soon.
Please wait until you hear from us before submitting more work. Please make sure you’re submitting to the correct category. Please do not send full manuscripts.
Response Time: 1-3 months.
Compensation & Rights: We currently do not offer payment for writing that appears in our online journal. We ask for first serial rights, and electronic archival rights. Rights revert to you upon publication.
Crediting Burrow: If something we published of yours is published elsewhere, such as in a collection or anthology, please note that it first appeared in Burrow Press Review.
Everyone experiences the natural world differently, particularly across gender, race, ability, socioeconomic status, and other identities. Many people have not had the same access to or positive relationship with the natural world due to structures of exclusion, exploitation, and oppression. At the same time, some marginalized communities and cultures have also found solace, refuge, and power in connecting with and retreating to the natural world.
Whatever our experiences may be, how does our relationship with the natural world make and unmake our cultural, gender, social, sexual, spiritual, and personal identities? What do we learn about ourselves as we interact with nature? Why are we drawn and/or repulsed by nature? What freedoms, inspiration, or reprieve does nature offer us? What fears and challenges does it present for marginalized bodies, identities, and experiences?
Burrow Press Review seeks fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that explores these and similar questions, with particular interest in the voices and work of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, LGBTQ+, women, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented communities. Selected work will appear weekly on BP Review in the fall of 2021.
Submissions close on August 31 at midnight.
- Include a bio in your cover letter.
- Must be previously unpublished.
- Simultaneous submissions are allowed. Withdraw the work ASAP if it has been accepted elsewhere.
- 1 piece of prose (fiction or nonfiction) up to 30 pages or 7,500 words. Inclusion of image and/or sound is welcome. Low-res images can be included in the Word doc as placeholders. Sound can be uploaded separately as mp3.
- Up to 3 poems
- Writers may submit once to each genre (fiction, nonfiction and poetry): group all documents in a single submission, with separate attachments per genre. Clearly mark on the genre on each document.
- Burrow asks for first electronic rights and archival rights. Rights revert to you upon publication. We cannot offer compensation at this time.