How to Submit
Our submissions for Issue Five will be open from the 14th to the 20th of February. To stay up to date with our submissions periods, consider subscribing to the website and following us on social media.
Why should I submit my work to Burnt Breakfast?
Burnt Breakfast is free to submit and consists of entirely unsolicited submissions (meaning anyone can submit!). You must be at least 16 to submit.
As Burnt Breakfast works in tangent with social media we only publish one piece of work per author, per issue. However, we invite you to submit up to three pieces of unpublished work with the knowledge that we will only choose one to publish.
Burnt Breakfast pairs images with written work to share across social media. Therefore, should you have your own photograph or artwork you wish to submit that pairs well with your work, we invite you to submit it alongside your piece. However, we have our own copyright-free image bank that we can draw from should you not?
What are the word limits?
Flash Fiction: 400 words max
Poetry: 40 lines max
How should I format my work?
Work submitted should be in a word document, titled with your name. If you are sending in multiple submissions (no more than three) they must be in the same document, with each new piece (poem or flash), on a new page. Your name must not appear anywhere on the document other than in the file name.
Submit your work to our email, title it with ‘SUBMISSION’ and include a short bio about yourself in the 3rd person, no longer than 100 words, along with, should you so desire, your preferred social media handles (Twitter and Instagram work best though we are available on Facebook), so if your work is accepted we can share it with you and your followers.
All work must be original and previously unpublished.
What sort of work do you accept?
Everything that is submitted will be considered equally, regardless of your age, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, or current level of education, so everyone has a fair chance at being included.
There is no preference to which medium you choose to submit; Burnt Breakfast is intended to be as equally weighted as possible. Anything submitted must not have been previously published in another magazine or in print. If you've sent your work into multiple places and are about to get it published on another site or magazine, please let us know in advance to make it fair to other submissions that have not been published elsewhere.
Although we will read and consider all subject matters and styles of flash fiction and poetry, there are styles that we are less likely to accept for publication, such as single line stories and visual poetry. Please consider reading through all published issues to see the type of work we publish before submitting to us. Even still, every piece of work submitted to us will receive the same level of discourse and consideration.
Do you offer payments?
Burnt Breakfast is a free magazine. Therefore, we cannot offer payments for submissions.
How can I request feedback?
One of our goals when starting Burnt Breakfast was to make submitting to magazines accessible and open to everyone. We believe that a part of this comes in how or if writers receive feedback.
If your work does not make it into the magazine, you can request to be informed why and one of our two lovely editors will email back to you with a couple of sentences explaining why your work might've been unsuccessful that submission period.
However, we are unable to offer a full in-depth analysis and edits for free. Burnt Breakfast is a non-profit magazine, we do not profit from the site or submissions. So, for any further advice, we ask that you used our paid services, from which all money earned will go back into the magazine! You can visit our Editorial Feedback page for more information.
How fast will I receive a response?
All submissions should hear back within two weeks after the closing date for each submission period. If you have not heard from us after two weeks of the deadline, feel free to email with a follow-up.
Thank you for taking the time to read our submission guidelines!
We hope to be hearing from you soon.
- Georgia and Meg