Burrow Press is a nonprofit, independent publisher based in Orlando, FL committed to publishing the best contemporary literature by new and established authors, as well as fostering literary community in Orlando and Florida. Since 2010, Burrow has provided over 1,000 opportunities for writers to publish and share their work.
Burrow Press Books publishes contemporary literature by Floridians and about Florida. Carried in independent bookstores and libraries throughout the country, our books have received positive reviews in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Tampa Bay Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere. BP books have won an Independent Publishers Award, have twice been shortlisted for the Firecracker Fiction Award, and long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. We currently do not accept submissions for our print books. No queries, please.
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Fantastic Floridas explores the intersection between Florida, literature, art, culture, and the uncategorizable, while highlighting Florida writers, presses, lit mags, and literary organizations. The name is taken, out of context, from Rimbaud’s poem, “The Drunken Boat.” Formerly known as BP Review, work appearing in our journal has won two Best of the Net Awards, been anthologized in Best American Poetry, and been twice featured as “Notable” in Best American Essays. Read our guidelines and send us your work.
Functionally Literate: a literary function is our free quarterly reading series that pairs the best writers in Central Florida with visiting writers from all over the world, bringing contemporary literature to the city of Orlando. Past Functions have hosted a slew of talented visitors, including NY Times-bestselling authors Jeff VanderMeer and Lauren Groff; Irish poet Annemarie Ni Churreain; award-winning Portuguese novelist Jacinto Lucas Pires; the great Southern writer Padgett Powell; and the Director of the National Book Foundation, Lisa Lucas.
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BP is a program of the Urban Think Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Through the Foundation, Burrow works closely with its sister program, Page 15, to provide Orlando youth with professional instruction in the fields of writing, editing, and publishing. Whether you’re an Orlandoan, Floridian, or cosmopolitan book lover, we need your support. Please consider making a general donation, or joining our “secret” society of supporters.
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