Burning House Press are excited to welcome OLIVIA CRONK as our FEBRUARY 2020 guest editor! As of today Olivia will take over editorship of Burning House Press online for the full month of FEBRUARY.

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

Olivia‘s theme for the month is as follows


a kitchen card game with a red deck of casino hole-punched cards / cleaning the bathroom and finding a star-shaped glitter-piece behind the toilet / the slow food prep scenes of Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles / Hilda Hist’s (trans. Rachel Gontijo Araújo and Nathanaël’s) The Obscene Madame D / Sibylle Baier’s Colour Green / Kathryn Davis’ Hell / certain moments of Pedro Almodovar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown / certain moments of Hiromi Ito’s (trans. Jeffrey Angles’) Wild Grass on the Riverbank / Marie Redonnet’s (trans. Jordan Stump’s) Hotel Splendid / Joseph Cornell’s and Virginia Woolf’s and Shirley Jackson’s claustrophobic little squares of time / the opening scene of John Waters’ Desperate Living / Vincent Price’s full-color cookbook

How is a home a theater, a campy stage, a precious setting for gothic psychodrama, a grotesque junk drawer that mingles campaign buttons and mucous and the pulled-off edges of lace curtains? How does history (long and short) dictate the way one sits in a particular chair in a particular mood in particular room? How does home amplify the hysteria of skeletal habit(at)? Make of gloom and ritual a penetrable realm? How do all of these juxtapositions work?

Let’s build our collective knowledge of the High (Gaudy) Domestic:

Please send me original works (any genre or medium) that enact/explore the High (Gaudy) Domestic OR links to others’ works (full, excerpted; curated lists) of such (possibly with your own editorial introduction?) OR directions for producing the effect for oneself, at home. I am particularly interested in turning this month of BHP into a little library. Let us be servants to possibility. 

Olivia Cronk is the author of Womonster (Tarpaulin Sky, June 2020), Louise and Louise and Louise (The Lettered Streets Press, 2016), and Skin Horse (Action Books, 2012). With Philip Sorenson, she edits The Journal Petra.

For submissions on the theme of STUDIES IN THE HIGH (GAUDY) DOMESTIC, Olivia 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: STUDIES IN THE HIGH (GAUDY) DOMESTIC/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.

Virtual Reality/ 3D Artworks

For VR Submissions, please submit no more than three (3) individual artworks. For Tilt Brush works, please upload your artwork to Google Poly (https://poly.google.com/), and mark it as ‘public’ (‘remixable’ is at your own preference). A VR/3D artwork can also be submitted as a video export navigating through the artwork. If you prefer this method, please upload your finished video file to YouTube or Vimeo and provide a URL. With either format, please provide a 150 word artist’s statement.

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 FEBRUARY – and will reopen again on 1st MARCH 2020/for new theme/new editor/s.

BHP online is now in the capable hands of the amazing OLIVIA CRONK – friends, arsonistas, send our FEBRUARY 2020 guest editor your magic!