Burning House Press are excited to welcome Florence Lenaers as our first guest editor! Florence will take over editorship of Burning House Press online for the full month of February – when she will then hand over the reins to our second guest editor for the month of March.

Submissions for Florence are open from today – 1st February and will remain open until 21st February.

Florence will be responding and publishing your submissions on a rolling basis during the month of February – and has chosen her three themes for submissions!

Her Themes are Languages, Letters, Lists.

Florence has introduced the themes herself for your guidance:

Three words, three themes, take your choice: {languages}, {letters}, {lists}, {languages, letters}, {languages, lists}, {letters, lists}, {languages, letters, lists}.

Languages: be multilingual, be polyphonic, don’t balk at cacophony; set up a dialogue between languages, be a linguistic matchmaker, track etymological resonances & semantic cross-pollinations; do as Yoko Tawada: see ideograms in German words; let languages expose/explore/explode each other; and yes, mathematics counts as a language.

Letters: letters as symbols of an alphabet, letters as bodies with a form, a shape, a certain boldness; give letters a voice, a smell, a texture; define your own abecedarium, make it comprehensive, patchy or transalphabetical; teach your alphabet(s).

Lists: nested lists, shopping lists, lists of pros & cons, domino lists, wishing lists, lists of instructions, lists of ingredients, reading lists, lists of references, self-referential lists,…

For submissions, Florence is looking for your poetry, short stories, flash fiction, prose poems, art, collage, painting, photography – as well as non-fiction submissions: essays, reviews, commentary, features, interviews.


Submission Guidelines

All submissions should be sent as attachments to guesteditorbhp@gmail.com

Please state the theme and form of your submission in the subject of the email. For example: LANGUAGES/POETRY

Poetry and Fiction
For poetry submissions, submit no more than three of your best poems. Short stories should be limited to 1,500 words or (preferably) less. We encourage flash fiction submissions, no more than three at a time. Send these in as a .doc or .docx file, along with a short third-person bio, and (optional) photograph of yourself.

Submit hi-res images of your works (drawings, paintings, illustrations, collages, photography, etc) with descriptions of the work (Title, Year, Medium, etc) in the body of the email. Files should be in .JPEG unless they are GIFs or videos, and should not exceed 2MB in size for each work. File names should correspond with the work titles. Video submissions can be uploaded onto Youtube or Vimeo for feature on our website. Send these submissions along with a short third-person bio, and (optional) photograph of yourself.

Non-fiction submissions (essays, reviews, commentary, interviews, etc) should be no more than 1, 500 words and sent as a .doc or .docx file along with your third-person bio/and optional photograph.

Submissions are open from 1st Feb til 21st Feb – and will reopen again on 1st March for our second guest editor.

BHP online is now in the capable hands of the amazing Florence Lenaers – friends, send her your best!



Florence Lenaers is a usurper—a physics PhD student pretending to be a poet, or perhaps the other way around. When not meddling with words, she weaves tales of atoms trapped in cages of light & castles of magnetic field lines at the University of Liège (Belgium). She has work published with ZenoMagazine, Penteract Press, Past Simple, and others. She can be found online via Twitter, @flloaers, or via her not-that-verbose blog.