Contribute 2022

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

How does generosity help you with mental wellbeing? Are you a blood, plasma or organ donor? Do you donate your time to political parties, charities, religious organisations or social/sporting groups? December-January is a time when many feel the pressures to conform and fulfil a myriad of responsibilities. How does kindness and gift giving help you manage the pressures of the festive season? Coming out of a period when we might have been more isolated than usual, how has generosity and thoughtfulness helped with your mental health journey?

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, Jillian and Phillip Hall by December 20 at:
  • for the February 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, and read Phillip’s poem, ‘The Good Samaritan’; 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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