Burning House Press are excited to welcome Petero Kalulé as our MAY 2019 guest editor! As of today PETERO will take over editorship of Burning House Press online for the full month of MAY.

Submissions for PETERO are open from today – 1st MAY and will remain open until 24th MAY.

PETERO’S theme/s for the month are as follows




this month, poems/ photographs/ sounds/ essays/thoughts will gesture towards the incomplete

the incomplete vibrates unending

it is open: but open in the sense that it is reduced and subtracted

it could also be a figure of chance, play, loneliness, a puzzle, a game of breaks and perhapses, that is, an attempt to form, expose, and feel/perceive/touch whatever’s (not) t/here

incompleteness is a debt always in debt …

“Incompleteness — N. incompleteness &c. adj.; deficiency, short measure; shortcoming &c. ; insufficiency &c. ; imperfection &c. ; immaturity &c. (nonpreparation) ; half measures. [part wanting] defect, deficit, defalcation, omission; caret; shortage; interval &c.; break &c. (discontinuity) ; noncompletion &c; missing link. missing piece, missing part, gap, hole, lacuna.
V. be incomplete &c. adj.; fall short of &c. ; lack &c. (be insufficient) ; neglect &c. 
Adj. incomplete; imperfect &c.; unfinished; uncompleted &c. (complete) &c.  defective, deficient, wanting, lacking, failing; in default, in arrear; short of; hollow, meager, lame, half-and-half, perfunctory, sketchy; crude &c. (unprepared)  mutilated, garbled, docked, lopped, truncated. in progress, in hand; going on, proceeding.”

                                                                                                                        –– Roget’s Thesaurus 


Petero Kalulé is a poet, composer & multi-instrumentalist. he likes to play & play & play!  he spends a lot of time thinking about sound, touch, deserts, the weather, birds, cats & ghosts. his debut poetry collection ‘Kalimba’ comes out this month from Guillemot Press.

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For submissions, PETERO 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: INCOMPLETENESS/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 MAY – and will reopen again on 1st JUNE for our seventeenth guest editor.

BHP online is now in the capable hands of the amazing Petero Kalulé – friends, arsonistas, send PETERO your magic!