Burning House Press are excited to welcome LAURA JOYCE & JODIE KIM as our JUNE 2019 guest editors! As of today LAURA & JODIE will take over editorship of Burning House Press online for the full month of JUNE.

Submissions are open from today – 1st JUNE and will remain open until 23RD JUNE.

LAURA & JODIE’S theme/s for the month are as follows




Hex is a collaborative project between writers Laura Joyce and Jodie Kim. This guest editorship will be part of our larger project to collect and archive hexes. Laura and Jodie invite hexes against all forms of power, but especially seek hexes that relate to instances of intimate, gendered, or sexual violence.

“We see the function of the hex as a means to crystallise anger, fear, and outrage into a powerful moment of ritual. We encourage the use of forms often considered middlebrow or trashy i.e. true crime, confessional, occult, paranormal, melodrama. We also encourage spells, incantations, recipes, case studies, research notes, curses. We propose hexes to be in any language and in any form including: writing, visual art, performance transcripts, selfies, curation of found materials etc.”



Laura Joyce has been published in Spork, Entropy, 3AM, Wigleaf, PLINTH, and Black Sun Lit. Her prose poetry was collected as The Luminol Reels (Calamari Archive) and her most recent book was Luminol Theory (Punctum). She has also published The Museum of Atheism (Salt) a novel about Jonbenet Ramsey. Her current critical book is on Ovid’s Metamorphoses and deadly landscapes in horror cinema, and she is also writing a novel about rhododendron invasions and adolescent girls titled Blood Forest. Her website is lauraellenjoyce.com



Jodie Kim is a Lecturer in Creative and Critical Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her work focuses on the intersection of contemporary racial, gendered, and political violence and literature. She is working on her first novel about an ice cream store built shortly after the American Civil War. 

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For submissions, LAURA & JODIE are 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: HEX/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 JUNE – and will reopen again on 1st JULY/for new theme/new editor/s.

BHP online is now in the capable hands of the amazing LAURA JOYCE & JODIE KIM – friends, arsonistas, send our June guest editors your magic!