Burning House Press are excited to welcome Lara Alonso Corona as our sixth guest editor! Lara will take over editorship of Burning House Press online for the full month of July.
Submissions for Lara are open from today – 1st July and will remain open until 24th July.
Lara’s Theme/s for the month are as follows
(Ugly bodies — Queer bodies — Uncomfortable bodies — Bodies in summer)
Lara has introduced the theme/s for your guidance:
Given my own complicated relationship with my body I have always been fascinated (and sometimes repulsed) by writing on the theme of the body, and how we relate to our own and other bodies. In summer our connection to the body and its visibility shifts. Do you have a piece that takes on the way the skin itches under the wrong gaze? A piece on the joy of sweaty, rotting bodies?
I’m interested in the sensual and the grotesque, the erotic if possible. Send in poems, stories, art about bodies who don’t often get to tell their stories: fat bodies, racialized bodies, queer bodies, disabled bodies. Bodies that do not fit. Unconventional takes on the body. Artificial bodies. Write about the absence of a body. Bodies that belong in places, cities that act like bodies. The traces of bodies no longer here.
Send me something in the tradition of Clarice Lispector, Bhanu Kapil, Carmen Maria Machado, or even Marina de Van’s film Dans ma peau. I’m partial to prose poetry and hybrid forms, excessive wordplay, non-fiction that looks like fiction, and the ways in which fiction infiltrates our lives. Writing on art. Messy indescribable words put together in a hurry. I don’t want you to kill your darlings: nurture them and send them to me. I’m also partial to science fiction and horror disrupting realist settings. The weird. I prefer the hurried and the excessive to the polished, I want fragments, interrogations, ambiguous pieces that seem to go nowhere. The body unfinished.
Lara Alonso Corona is a queer writer from the north of Spain. They studied Film and TV in Madrid before making the decision to write in a second language and move to London. Their fiction has appeared in venues like Literary Orphans, Whiskey Island, FIVE:2:ONE Magazine and the noir anthology Betty Fedora, and they are the current reviews editor at Minor Literature(s). You can find them on Twitter at @lalonsocorona.
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For submissions, Lara 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 – and all hybrids, fragments and cross-forms.
All submissions should be sent as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please state the theme and form of your submission in the subject of the email. For example: BODIES/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 till 24th July – and will reopen again on 1st August for our seventh guest editor.
BHP online is now in the capable hands of the amazing LARA ALONSO CORONA – friends, arsonistas, send your magic!