Burning House Press are excited to welcome ADRIANNA ROBERTSON as our FEBRUARY 2019 guest editor! As of today Adrianna will take over editorship of Burning House Press online for the full month of February.

Submissions for Adrianna are open from today – 1st February and will remain open until 22nd February.

Adrianna’s theme/s for the month are as follows


The Mind As Prison & Asylum


I am interested in work that explores the notion that the mind can create complex and contradictory spaces for us. On one hand, our mind can be dangerous and debilitating.

On the other hand, it can provide a space of safety and protection in a fraught world.  

Please send me your best and most exciting work that considers the nuanced mind and the way it can be a source of destruction and/or refuge.


“My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery–always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud.”

-Virginia Woolf 




ADRIANNA ROBERTSON received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. Her poems have appeared in The American Journal of Poetry and The Arsonist Magazine, as well as on the Burning House Press website. She assisted poet Cynthia Cruz with Other Musics, an anthology of Latina poetry, forthcoming from University of Oklahoma Press in spring of 2019. She and Cynthia are also at work on an anthology of poetry about eating distress and disorders.  She teaches at The Ursuline School in New York and lives in Connecticut with her family.


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For submissions, Adrianna 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: MIND AS PRISON/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 22nd February – and will reopen again on 1st March for our fourteenth guest editor.

BHP online is now in the capable hands of the amazing ADRIANNA ROBERTSON – friends, arsonistas, send Adrianna your magic!