The provocation for the February 2024 issue of Burrow is: What does mental health (good or otherwise) look like through the prism of your meditation practice?
How does your meditation practice help you with mental well-being? Maybe you treasure those brief moments of mindfulness, of being able to give thanks and acknowledge the value and goodness of your place and relationships. Is your sense of being still with the world a spiritual or secular experience? Do you struggle to find time or patience to prioritise mindfulness? How do you find space to be still amidst all the anxiety and stresses of contemporary living?
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
- we prefer previously unpublished work that delights, challenges and inspires
- 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 December 20 at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- for this 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.