Burningword Literary Journal (ISSN 2161-8992 print / ISSN 2157-7366 online) is a quarterly publication focusing on emerging and established writers of poetry, short fiction, and short nonfiction, as well as artists creating original photography and digital art. Burningword has been published continuously since June 2000.

Burningword accepts quarterly submissions for publication. This journal uses double-blind review, which means that both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa, throughout the review process. Please read through the brief guidelines and publishing schedule before you submit.


Editorial Board

Paul G. Cook

Erik Austin Deerly

Anita Garza

Chad Kebrdle

Michelle Westervelt


Graphic Designer

April Rena Name