You Can Be Published
several ways. You can also send in poetry or short prose of
your own to be considered for IN OUR OWN WORDS, our ezine.We
also recommend looking at the Classifieds in Poets
and Writers Magazine, visiting our Calls
for Submission Page, or entering an annual contest, similar to our "Burning Bush Poetry Prize."
Only entries that include
a SASE (self addressed stamped envelope) will be returned, so
be sure to include this with your work. See
our editorial philosphy below.
Editorial Philosophy Is Simple:
Writers respond to life; they chronicle our times
and remind us what it is like to be human. We have the capacity to use our precious lives in enormously helpful ways to promote harmony where there was once strife, healing where there once was suffering.
Doing so involves taking back our thoughts and direction so that others whose motives are less noble do not control us.
Extraordinary writing strikes a truth and reflects how events
in our nutty world affect us. While vulgarity is often a part
of our daily lives, vulgarity for its own sake doesn't
benefit anyone. We accept all styles and forms of poetry and
proseWhile the writing we've chosen reminds us that life isn't
always pretty, we will always dream of it being extraordinary!
Rarely do difficulties between humans have simple solutions
that can be solved by "products" (other than basic
food, shelter, medical care). Attempts to buy a remedy for
an intellectual, emotional, spiritual quandary "in a
box" inevitably masks and delays the hard work we must
do to evolve as humans. Many writers discover, process, clarify
and make evident their own and even our human collective intellectual,
emotional and spiritual evolution through their work.
Should we choose to look outside ourselves to the ever-present,
always-willing-to-hook-our-attention commercial media, we
will be find simplistic formulas. Actual life is enormously
complex. Commercial interests rarely present us with accurate
versions of history.
At BBP we believe writing is an artform, a process, and a
fundamental human right. We understand that all writing has
a political context, even through omission. On the other hand,
overly polemic, dogmatic writing does little to inspire readers
to think for themselves. At BBP we wish to support the power
to think independently, the most precious component of human
BBP is not affiliated with any particular political or religious
group. Writings contained on this web site do not necessarily
represent the opinions of the staff or management.
We publish a few
books, list Calls for Submission, Contests, and
occasional writing classes here on our web
We are a grass roots organization, not a corporate entity, so
we don't dance to the dollar sign. You can expect to find thought-provoking,
creative, alternative writing, information and politics right
here. We offer the Burning Bush Poetry Prize each year and offer all kinds of other
stuff for writers, poets, editors, students, educators, spiritual types,
feminists, humanists, publishers and activists. We're people who follow our conscience, but like to have fun too!The
writers in our literary journal, IN OUR OUR WORDS range in age from their teens to their 90s and came to our attention
as a result of their entering our annual poetry prize or were exceptional creative writing students.
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All rights reserved. Published in the United States of America.
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