About the Journal

Burlington Poetry Journal is an independent publication that is dedicated to the concept that art should be free and accessible to everyone. In a world with so many voices we believe in a community based, eclectic approach to the publication of poetry. Therefore, the BPJ will always welcome any form or style within its pages. We are currently working towards achieving a non-profit 501(c)3 status.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Submission Deadline

Dear poets, 
  The deadline for Vol III, Ed I is January 15th, 2009.  We look forward to seeing them.  

As Always, the rules for poetry and artwork can be found at the bottom of the blog.
     Happy writing.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Journals are out!

Vol II, Ed II is now circulating and available in downtown Burlington.  As more are printed, they will be traveling to the surrounding areas as well.  Feel free to send your submissions whenever they are ready.  The deadline for the next Journal is January 15, 2009.  Thank you.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Letters Sent

We have sent out the e-mails with our decisions.  If you have not received one, please e-mail us @ burlingtonpoetryjournal@gmail.com.

Monday, September 15, 2008


the deadline for the next journal has been extended to September 30th.   This should not effect a late October publishing date.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Volume II, Edition II

We have collected all of the poems and artwork and are reviewing them this weekend.  Our decisions should be out shortly there after.  ;) 

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Deadline approaching

Here's just a little reminder that the deadline for the next journal is September 1st.  Happy writing.

Friday, July 18, 2008

A few new things

Please note that the rules for submitting have been changed.  You can find the rules at the bottom of the blog or on the last page of the Spring '08 edition.  Also we are accepting art work to be printed on the cover of each edition to the Journal.  Rules for submitting art work are also at the bottom of the blog.  

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


We are pleased to announce that the Volume II, Edition I Spring 2008 f the Burlington Poetry Journal is now circulating around Vermont.  Currently, they are in coffee shops in Brattleboro , Enosburg, Saint Albans , Montpelier, and Burlington, with more town to come.  Please, read, enjoy, and if you would like one in your town let us know.

Friday, June 27, 2008

They are almost done

Sorry for how long it is taking to publish Volume II, Edition I of the Burlington Poetry Journal. All of the work is being done with volunteered time, as well as the actual publication. Thank you for your patience. It should be out any day.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Decisions have been made

We have finished reading through all of the submissions and are in the process of formatting Volume II.  Thank you for your patience during this period of setting up the Journal, we spend a lot of time on each poem to make sure that they all receive proper attention.  Letters regarding our decisions will be e-mailed by the middle of next week.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Where we are at!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their poetry for Volume II of the the BPJ. We are currently reviewing all submissions and will send letters out to each of you regarding our decisions. Volume I will still be in circulation around town until Volume II is out.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Volume II

Poetry submission for Volume II of the BPJ will we accepted until February 15th, 2008.
Volume II will be available by March 31st, 2008.

Guidelines for submitting to the Journal

Send your submission to


Please include the titles of your pieces, your name, city, state and contact information in the email.

We are happy to accommodate potential formatting concerns via mail. Please contact us for details at the above email address.

For Poetry:

Email up to three previously unpublished poems in the body of an email with “Poetry” as the subject.

If you are submitting to the “Under 18 Section”, please type “Under 18 Poetry” as the subject of your email.

We are unable to publish a poem that is longer than two pages.

For cover Art:

Email up to three pieces of original Black & White artwork as jpeg (jpg) attachments with “cover art” as the subject.

Reading Periods

January editions: October 1st to November 31st

May editions: Feb 1st to March 31st

September editions: June 1st to July 15th