About Burlesque Press

Strip Away Writer’s Block with Burlesque Press 

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.  We aim to increase a sense elf community among writers, readers, and teachers of writing and literature.

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!

Consulting: Event Coordination, Study Abroad, and Publicity

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, fiction, and creative non-fiction. If you are interested in sending us a query about book length publications, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.

Manuscript Consultations, Editing Services, and Freelance Writing

We have a team of experienced, capable writers and readers and we are more than happy to help you at any stage of the writing process.  Check out our information page!


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 burlesquepressllc@gmail.com, or use the comment form below.

What kind of work are we looking for? We like writing that unbuttons, 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.

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