Contribute 2022

The provocation for the September 2022 issue of Burrow is: ‘What does mental health (good or otherwise) look like through the prism of place?’

How does a sense of place help you with mental wellbeing? How do you value the custodianship of First Nations? Is your sense of place informed/transformed by such commitments as environmentalism, social justice, nationalism, or political/religious idealism? Is your sense of place confined to home or club or family? Do you feel connected or disconnected from society and place? What would enhance your sense of belonging and how might this contribute to your experience of mental wellbeing?

We interpret the provocation very loosely. It is really up to you to define or reimagine the theme in a way that is helpful. Be brave and bold, have a go, and send us your best. We are inclusive and value our readers and contributors. We can’t wait to read what you come up with.

To contribute to Burrow:

  • in one email, send up to five poems responding to the provocation as an attachment in MS Word
  • if you like to scatter your lines, please use the space bar rather than tabs as wordpress does not recognise tabs
  • include a short bio of around 100 words. Bios are written in the third person
  • Email your poems to Rhiannon and Phillip by July 20 at:
  • for the September issue, a short contextual essay to your poem is optional and photos are welcome but must be the property of the poet
  • For an example of what we like to read, travel over to our ‘poetics’ post, or explore the work in our past and current issues
  • Burrow receives over 1000 submissions for each issue, and all the editors volunteer their time to keep the journal going so, we do not have time to read submissions that have not followed the guidelines

For more information about the work we publish and how it should be presented please take a look at our poetics and at the poems and bios of our past and current issues.

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