We seek bold, imaginative creative writing and artwork that leaves us hungry for more. We welcome submissions from anyone who challenges boundaries, presents unique perspectives, or redefines what it means to express their innermost emotions. At Burgundy Balloon, we want to explore the vulnerabilities we face when expressing ourselves. We are dedicated to publishing work that strums the right chord. Our advice: be raw and passionate.

Submissions are now closed. Our submission deadline has been met. We received writing and artwork from 15+ countries! Thank you for providing us the opportunity to explore new places and perspectives with you. Issue I is available to view here.

Please check out our FAQ page if you have questions.

General Guidelines

  1. All submissions must be sent to
  2. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, provided that Burgundy Balloon is notified immediately if the work submitted to us is accepted elsewhere.
  3. In the body of the email include a brief biographical statement (in third person). Please note your country of residence. Maximum 100 words. More information about bios can be found on the FAQ page.

Literary Submissions

We accept fiction, plays, poetry, and creative nonfiction.

  1. Must be sent as an attachment in PDF or Word format
  2. For fiction, CNF, and plays the word limit is 3,000 words or less
  3. For poetry, please submit 1-5 poems in the same email as separate documents
  4. Subject the email with the title of your piece and your name.

Visual Art Submissions

We accept any medium of artwork as well as photography.

  1. Must be scanned and sent as a jpg or png
  2. Medium must be noted in the body of the email.
  3. Minimum resolution of 300 dpi
  4. Subject the email with the title of your piece and your name.