Burning House Press are excited to welcome YANINA SPIZZIRRI as our SEPTEMBER 2019 guest editor! As of today YANINA will take over editorship of Burning House Press online for the full month of SEPTEMBER.

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

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

ALTERED STATES

“Today I experienced a sensation of intense movement backward in time towards previous centuries.”

– Isabelle Eberhardt

“Yesterday, however, I lost my human setup for hours and hours. If I have the courage, I’ll let myself stay lost.”

– Clarice Lispector

“Time no longer exists. That’s what it did to me in 1948 and 1492.”

– Hélène Cixous

Time dilations // Spatial entanglements // Perceptual fluctuations // Transient perturbations of matter // Mnemonic vertigo // Hypnagogic lapses // Haptic raptures // Virtual drifts // Mind-altering daydreams // Cosmic reveries  

Filter reality from an unexpected angle.

Rattle the hold of the familiar. Play with perceptual boundaries.

Tune in to a different cognitive channel. Shift your subjectivity—ride your wild ipse.

Have an ecstatic fit on the page. Speak in tongues, speak in colors if you must.

Compose a synesthetic score. Employ asemic signs.

Turn the Dreamachine on. Follow the white rabbit.

Experience memory recall via pink beam or madeleine…

Tell me what you see. Tell me how you see. With what eyes? 

Experiment with form and content. Give me words. Give me art, sound, still and moving images. Give me profane illuminations. Give me all types of hybrid works. 

“Daydream, which is to thought as the nebula is to the star, borders on sleep, and is concerned with it as its final frontier. An atmosphere inhabited by living transparencies: there’s a beginning to the unknown. But beyond it the Possible opens out, immense. Other beings, other facts, are there.” -Victor Hugo

“No need for opium. Everything is a drug for the man who chooses to live on the other side.” -Henri Michaux

Yanina Spizzirri is a Los Angeles based artist & bricoleur. She is an editor at Minor Literature[s].

For submissions, YANINA 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: ALTERED STATES/POETRY

Poetry and FictionFor 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.

Art
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
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 SEPTEMBER – and will reopen again on 1st october/for new theme/new editor/s.

BHP online is now in the capable hands of the amazing YANINA SPIZZIRRI – friends, arsonistas, send our SEPTEMBER guest editor YANINA your magic!

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