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 submissions for publication, with issues published Jan 1, April 1, July 1, and Oct 1. The cut-off date for submissions is the 15th day of the prior month for each quarter. The submission review process is double-blind. 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


Burningword Literary Journal is published by
Burrdowning Press
Erik Deerly, Publishing Editor
2114 E Boulevard Street
Kokomo IN 46902