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.)
We’re interested in science, art, truth, conspiracies, naturalism, cyborgs, music, beauty, sex, and everything in between. We will, however, 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 first issue, we’re looking for you crazy, beautiful Burner girls and boys to send the following to us at email@example.com by no later than June 15, 2010.
Poetry: 3-5 poems that you feel fit the Burner Magazine ethos. 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 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 and inspiring visual works to bring our first issue to life. Please send us high-resolution images and include the word “PHOTO” in the subject line.
Music: Since Burner’s first issue will be online, we’d love to hear from all you bands, producers and music lovers! If we absolutely adore it, it’s quite possible that we’ll find a way to slip in audio files and music-related write-ups. Please ensure the word “MUSIC” is included 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.
Happy journies darlings!
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Burner Magazine, Editorial Staff – Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org