Submissions open 1st January to 28th February for our 2022 poetry list. We are open for pamphlets and full collections from active performance poets in the UK. We are not charging a fee for submissions this year but you are required to tell us about your favourite Burning Eye book. Submissions will be managed through Google Forms, and will include guidelines.
We’re excited to read your stuff!
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 / genderism, 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.
If you want to submit to Burning Eye, we want to know that you are submitting for the right reasons. Have you bought any of our collections before? Do you follow our work and take interest in other performance poets? This year, like many other presses, we will ask you to show proof that you have bought a Burning Eye title to make sure you are serious about being published by us. We also ask that you let us know your favourite title and why. We do this because of the overwhelming number of submissions we get from people who clearly have no idea what we do or why we do it and are just submitting to anyone and everyone. That is not how you get published. We want to publish people who are dedicated and genuinely care about the community around them.
Bridget Hart & Clive Birnie
Burning Eye Books
Follow the link to Google Forms below to fill out your submission.