Burning House Press are excited to welcome PAUL HAWKINS as our NOVEMBER guest editor! As of today Paul will take over editorship of Burning House Press online for the full month of November.

Submissions for Paul are open from today – 1st November and will remain open until 23rd November.

Paul’s Theme for the month is as follows



Paul has introduced his theme for your guidance:


Facing up to the future


Please submit work of a future-facing, avant-garde nature that is singly or a combination of form(s): poetry, prose, visual artworks, collage, sound, photography, musical scores, architectural design, forms, maps, film, sketches, plans, short stories in which context dominates content.


for e.g.


the poetry of: space-junk, fake news, black ops, artificial intelligence,

the visual taste of global-warming, #metoo, rising-tides

the musical scent of Brexit, Trump, The Cloud

the sound map of: gentrification, water-shortage, anarchism


ENCOURAGED: work that is collaborative, radical, experimental, intersectional, across form(s) & across discipline(s).


Paul Hawkins is a poet, text artist & collaborator aka Bob Modem &/or haul pawkins. They’ve a particular interest in the future-facing; the avant-garde. Bob co-run’s Hesterglock Press & the new Prote(s)xt imprint with Sarer Scotthorne. They’ve written a number of books; Claremont Road, Contumacy, Place Waste Dissent, Servant Drone (w/Bruno Neiva), 50 // fifty (w/Michael Harford), The Secret of Good Posture (w/Bruno Neiva). Their latest is Lou Ham: Racing Anthropocene Statements (Dostoyevsky Wannabe 2018), and there is a new book, Go Sift Omen due out via Knives Forks and Spoons Press anytime soon. It’s all out there. But if you’re curious for some reason, you’ll find much much more at hesterglock.net.

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For submissions, Paul 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.


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: FACING  UP TO THE FUTURE/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 23rd November – and will reopen again on 1st Dec for our eleventh guest editor.

BHP online is now in the capable hands of the amazing PAUL HAWKINS  – friends, arsonistas, send Paul your magic!