Burner is that girl. She's witty, pretty, and doesn't dumb herself down. By day, she's a kindergarten teacher and by night, dances gogo. She's the chick you knew in high school who quoted Kirkegaard by heart and kept a copy of Cosmo under her bed. She's a muse and amusing, compelling and never complacent.
Burner contributors' work gets your blood pumping, heart racing, and induces literary, musical, visual crushes. You don't need to be of the fairer sex to contribute, nor should your submission necessarily have anything to do with women's interests or issues. We're not ruling that out; we're not ruling anything out. The Burner woman, after all, could just as well be a man. (An angel-faced, Rimbaud-spouting, great haircut kind of man, but a man all the same.)
Issue 06, launching September 2012, is The Trips Issue. We're interested in journeys - from the quantic to the epic to the cosmic - conspiracies, quests, surrealism, naturalism, cyborgs, music, sex, hallucinations and everything in between. We will toss your submission into the proverbial wastebasket faster than you can say 'Exile on Main Street' if it remotely resembles the uninspired and pretentious academia which so bored us to death we had to create a magazine.
It's pretty simple, really: send us your guts on a page (not always literally, please and thank you) and you'll probably hear back from us. Send us something that you'd give a professor and you probably won't.
For our sixth issue, we're looking for you crazy, beautiful Burner babes to send the following to us at burnermag @ gmail.com by no later than July 1, 2012. All submissions should fit the ethos of Burner Magazine 06: The Trips Issue.
Poetry: 3-5 poems. Please attach all poems in a single document with full formatting, and include the word "POETRY" in the subject line.
Short fiction/non-fiction: Submissions of short fiction and non-fiction should be limited to 500-1000 words and attached in a single document. Include the words "FICTION" or "NON-FICTION" in the subject line.
Photography/Visual Art: We need your most incendiary, trippy, travelled, inspiring visual works to bring our issue to life. Please send us high-resolution images and include the word "PHOTO" in the subject line.
Gak: Have you been working on something that you feel is right up Burner's alley but doesn't fit into any of the above categories? Send it anyways! Include the word "GAK" in the subject line.
The fine print: We can't pay you (yet)! All selected artists will be asked to sign an agreement that specifies 90 days of exclusive, world-wide, English language rights of first publication. After 90 days, the rights are non-exclusive and you're free to do what you wish with your work. Please number your pages, include your name, and only send the following file types: DOC, RTF, PDF, JPG, TIF. We don't love multiple submissions, but go ahead. Just let us know immediately if you're accepted elsewhere. Finally, while we read every submission we receive, due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to respond personally to everyone.
Happy journies darlings!
Burner Magazine Editorial Staff