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 who soundtracks her days with Wagner, and goes out to see The Warlocks in a grungy downtown bar at night. She saves Bach for rainy mornings, The Beatles for sunny afternoons. She's a muse and amusing, compelling and never complacent. She gets her greatest inspiration from the sounds, images and words that the world has produced, and certainly can't live without music.
Burner Issue 03, set for release March 1, 2010, will be MUSIC themed. We're interested in science, art, truth, conspiracies, naturalism, cyborgs, music, beauty, sex, and everything in between, so long as you in some way, shape or form relate it back to MUSIC: your most powerful experiences with it, how you interact with it on a daily basis, the day you heard the first song that broke your heart - go wild, dearest contributor, these choices are yours to make. We will, however, toss your submission into the proverbial wastebasket faster than you can say 'Exile on Main Street' if it even remotely resembles the uninspired and pretentious academia which so bored us to death we had to create our own 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 Issue 03, we're looking for you crazy, beautiful Burner girls and boys to send us your most glorious, inspired, heartbreaking, and most importantly music-related work to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than January 18, 2011.
Poetry: 3-5 poems that you feel fit the Burner Magazine ethos in respect to Issue 03's theme of MUSIC. Please attach all poems in a single document with full formatting (.doc/.rtf preferred), 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, fit into Issue 03's theme of MUSIC, and be 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 that are somehow related to the wide and wonderful world of MUSIC to bring our issue to life. Please send us high-resolution images and include the word "PHOTO" in the subject line.
Music: We'd love to hear from all you bands, producers and music lovers! If we absolutely adore it, 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 (so long as it has something to do with MUSIC)! Include the word "GAK" in the subject line.
Happy journies darlings!
Burner Editorial Staff