Burlesque Press is a company for writers.
At the end of each year, we will host the Hands On Literary Festival and Masquerade Ball in New Orleans. It will be an intimate, supportive environment for writers to read their work, to share ideas, and to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style.
In 2014, we’ll be running a writing retreat in Krakow, Poland. We have future retreats planned for Edinburgh, Scotland, and Reykjavik, Iceland. The writers who travel with us will work with award-winning teachers, learn the secrets of these ancient cities, and get a hell of a lot of writing done. To learn more, take a look at our website.
There is no writer’s block abroad!
If you would like the chance to win a free registration to our events in Krakow, Edinburgh, or New Orleans, please enter one of the writing contests we run each year, in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. We’re excited to read your work!
Burlesque Press is available to help groups–academic and otherwise–plan events, readings, and programs both at home and abroad. For more information, please use the contact form or email below. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.
We are additionally in the process of publishing a few exceptional book length works of poetry and fiction. More details soon!
The Burlesque Press Variety Show is a place for writers to think, blog, and share work both creative and critical. We are currently accepting unsolicited submissions. If you’re interested in contributing to our journal please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the comment form below. Or, you can always enter one of our contests – all submissions are considered for publication!
What kind of work are we looking for? We like writing that unbuttons, blurs genres, and in general, pushes the envelope, or the garters, as we say here. Is it irreverent? That’s not only ok with us, we like that even more. And remember:
Burlesque: A work that ridicules a topic by treating something exalted as if it were trivial or vice-versa. See also parody and travesty.