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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Women's Poetry Retreat

Cora Brooks for Plainfield and Crow Cohen, Burlington, are hosting a Women’s Poetry Retreat on Saturday May 16th from 11 am to 2 pm (and beyond if you wish).  This is being held at Huntington Open Women’s Land (HOWL) in Huntington Center

Donations accepted, but no one turned away for lack of funds. HOWL is on a dead-end dirt road with 50 acres of woods and meadows, a house, a barn, sweeping views, miles of trails, a fire pit, a small pond, mountain streams and more—bound to inspire all kinds of poetry.

     For More information please, and to register, please call Crow at 802-660-9706 or e-mail her at crowsky@myfairpoint.net.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Poetry Reading

On Friday, April 17th, the Burlington Poetry Journal will be hosting a poetry reading at Carol's Hungry Mind Cafe in Middlebury.  The reading will be held from 7pm until 9pm.  This is our first reading for the Journal and we are excited to have a live event and to participate in the oral traditions of poetry.  
    Thank you for your support,
      BPJ Editors

Poetry Society of Vermont

PSOV, established in 1947, is hosting a poetry reading on Thursday, April 30, at Borders on Church Street in Burlington. For about the past 10 years, this has been an annual event. Burlington Poetry Journal will be there and we encourage writers, readers, and friends of poetry to attend. PSOV publishes an annual chapbook, The Mountain Troubadour.

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Email up to three previously unpublished poems in the body of an email with “Poetry” as the subject.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