Burrow Press Review: Open to Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | July 2, 2014

Burrow Press Review is an online journal publishing one work of fiction or creative non-fiction each week. Since their start in 2011, they’ve gained a reputation for publishing work that ranks among the best new fiction and nonfiction. In 2013, creative non-fiction published in Burrow Press Review was selected as a Best of the Net finalist. While some contributors have published work in notable places like The New Yorker and The Paris Review, others are published for the first time in Burrow Press Review. Burrow Press also prints four books each year, and coordinates a reading series in Orlando, Florida where they’re based.

Burrow Press Review is open to most forms of creative nonfiction including memoir, lyric essay, craft essays, and literary journalism. They prefer literary fiction. Since they publish only one piece at a time, the most important criteria for selection is excellent writing. You can get a sense of what they publish by reading past issues online.

Fiction and non-fiction writers may submit one piece of writing, no more than 5000 words. Pieces between 500 and 2000 words are more likely to be published. Fiction writers may also submit up to three pieces of flash fiction. Burrow Press Review accepts novel excerpts, but they don’t accept genre fiction. They don’t accept poetry.

Burrow Press Review accepts submissions online, but not via post or email. They accept simultaneous submissions, but ask that writers withdraw work immediately if it’s accepted elsewhere. They don’t accept previously published work. All submissions should include a third person bio. Submitting writers should send only one submission at a time, and can expect a response within one to three months.

If you’d like to learn more or submit to Burrow Press Review, please visit their website at http://www.burrowpressreview.com/about/.