Submissions Closed

Apologies, we will no longer be open for submissions for 2024.

Our Policy (please read before considering to submit to us):

Burning Eye Books aims to create an inclusive representation of the best and most promising performance poets. Given the times we live in we will state here for the avoidance of doubt: we welcome submissions from all human beings regardless of gender, race, religion (although we do identify ourselves as godless heathens so keep that in mind) or any definition of origin or ethnicity. The only thing we ask is that you are active as a poet in the UK.

On the subject of ethics, we have no tolerance for work that discriminates in any way whatsoever, even if for the sake of humour, in fact… especially if for the sake of humour. No sexism / transphobia / homophobia, racism, ableism. We take a dim view of apologists for sexual assault and rape. Keep this in mind. We live in a world where you have to stand up for what you stand for and we stand for dignity and equality for all.

Bridget Hart & Clive Birnie

Burning Eye Books