Online Journal Submissions

Burrow Press considers submissions year-round for publication in Fantastic Floridas––our online literary journal of Florida, literature, books, culture and the uncategorizable.

Please submit your work to the correct category––fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics––and read the category guidelines carefully before submitting.

If you're looking to submit to BP Review, we are no longer accepting submissions, as BP Review has merged with Fantastic Floridas.

ATTENTION LIT MAGS & PRESSES: Fantastic Floridas runs excerpts from lit mags and presses based in Florida (the excerpts do not need a Florida connection); and excerpts from forthcoming books set in Florida (publishers need not be based in Florida). To pitch an excerpt, please contact us here.

Print book submissions

For a limited time beginning in Feb. 2017, Burrow will be considering agented and un-agented submissions for our 2019 and beyond catalogs. We'll have categories open for novels, story collections, essays collections and memoirs. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented Florida authors and/or books that tackle Florida themes and places in a literary light. Despite our broad "literary" preference, we welcome experimental styles and, if you take a look at our current catalog, you'll notice our penchant for the weird (magic realism, absurdism, dark humor, etc).  

Burrow is now considering manuscripts to fill out our 2018, 2019 and beyond catalogs. We will close submissions on April 1, 2017. We hope to have made decisions / sent replies by the end of July 2017. We cannot provide feedback for declined submissions.

Please only submit 1 manuscript total (if you have multiple manuscripts in various genres, pick the one you think is most suitable to Burrow).

Simultaneous submissions are perfectly fine.

We're looking for novels, novellas, in-betweeners, story collections, essay collections, and memoirs. 

Special consideration will be given to underrepresented Florida authors and/or books that tackle Florida themes and places in a literary light
. Despite our broad "literary" preference, we welcome experimental styles and, if you take a look at our current catalog, you'll notice our penchant for the weird (magic realism, absurdism, dark humor, etc).

Compensation varies from project to project. Typically we offer no advance, but a larger split of net royalties that increases as net sales increase. Our first print runs also vary depending on the project, but average between 500 and 1,000. Burrow book projects will also be made available in e-book form with a 50/50 profit split. Authors keep film and subsidiary rights, as well as the copyright. If you have further questions you'd like addressed before submitting, send a note to info@burrowpress.com. 

DUE TO A TON OF QUERIES WE'RE OPENING THIS POETRY SECTION. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT YET HAVE A FULL TIME POETRY EDITOR, SO RESPONSE TIMES MAY TAKE LONGER THAN OUR TYPICAL 1-2 MONTHS. 

Fantastic Floridas explores the intersection between Florida, literature, art, culture, and the uncategorizable, while highlighting Florida writers, presses, lit mags and literary organizations. The name is taken, out of context, from Rimbaud’s poem, “The Drunken Boat.” The goal of FF is to form an online hub that engages readers in a conversation about Florida’s relationship to literature and art, and artists' relationships to Florida.

We are particularly interested in work that avoids common stereotypes, cliches, and tropes associated with Florida. Don't discount the weirdness, just handle it artfully.

We are open to all kinds of poetry, as long as there is a strong Florida connection. 

  • Submit up to 3 poems - each poem in a separate file

Please DO NOT send us:
  • Full length manuscripts


Simultaneous submissions are okay with us.

PLEASE wait to receive a response on a submission before submitting again. Response time: 1 - 2 months.

PAYMENT & RIGHTS: We currently do not offer payment for writing that appears on Fantastic Floridas. We ask for first serial rights, and electronic archival rights. Rights revert to you upon publication. If your piece is published elsewhere, please credit Burrow Press' Fantastic Floridas.
Fantastic Floridas explores the intersection between Florida, literature, art, culture, and the uncategorizable, while highlighting Florida writers, presses, lit mags and literary organizations. The name is taken, out of context, from Rimbaud’s poem, “The Drunken Boat.” The goal of FF is to form an online hub that engages readers in a conversation about Florida’s relationship to literature and art, and artists' relationships to Florida.

We are particularly interested in work that avoids common stereotypes, cliches, and tropes associated with Florida. Don't discount the weirdness, just handle it artfully.

We realize our Florida theme limits the kind of fiction we'll receive, and so we are open to short stories with a subtle, minimal or loosely interpreted Florida connection. In other words, take a chance! Fiction that uses genre elements is also welcome, including horror, spec, sci-fi, and "weird" fiction. Experimental / hybrid forms are also welcome. 

Successful submissions, be they "genre" or "literary" (the distinction isn't all that important to us), will display strong prose and tend to bend the tropes of a given genre more than conform to them.

Use this submittable category to send us:
  • Flash Fiction - 500 words or less - up to 3 at a time, separate files for each story
  • Fiction of 500 words or more - 1 at a time - please wait until we've replied to your current submission before submitting another story. 
Please DO NOT send us:
  • Full length manuscripts
WORD COUNT: No minimum word count. Max word count for all submissions: 5,000. Query for longer work.

Simultaneous submissions are okay with us.

PLEASE wait to receive a response on a submission before submitting again. Response time: 1 - 2 months.

PAYMENT & RIGHTS: We currently do not offer payment for writing that appears on Fantastic Floridas. We ask for first serial rights, and electronic archival rights. Rights revert to you upon publication. If your piece is published elsewhere, please credit Burrow Press' Fantastic Floridas.
Fantastic Floridas explores the intersection between Florida, literature, art, culture, and the uncategorizable, while highlighting Florida writers, presses, lit mags and literary organizations. The name is taken, out of context, from Rimbaud’s poem, “The Drunken Boat.” The goal of FF is to form an online hub that engages readers in a conversation about Florida’s relationship to literature and art, and artists' relationships to Florida.

We are particularly interested in work that avoids common stereotypes, cliches, and tropes associated with Florida. Don't discount the weirdness, just handle it artfully.

We are open to all kinds of genres of work, as long as there is a strong Florida connection. 

Use this nonfiction category to send us:
  • Creative nonfiction (narrative journalism, lyric essay, personal essay, travel writing, experimental / hybrid, etc.)
  • Author interviews (there must be a strong Florida connection to the author or the work evident in the interview)
  • Conversations (between two or more writers, concerning the role of Florida in literature, specific Florida books or writers, the influence of Florida on literature, etc)

Please DO NOT send us:
  • Book reviews (unless you are using a book as a springboard for an essayistic meditation on Florida / Florida literature... see "creative nonfiction")
  • Full length manuscripts

WORD COUNT: No minimum word count. Max word count for all submissions: 5,000. Query for longer work.

Simultaneous submissions are okay with us.

PLEASE wait to receive a response on a submission before submitting again. Response time: 1 - 2 months.

PAYMENT & RIGHTS: We currently do not offer payment for writing that appears on Fantastic Floridas. We ask for first serial rights, and electronic archival rights. Rights revert to you upon publication. If your piece is published elsewhere, please credit Burrow Press' Fantastic Floridas.