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BURNAWAY Magazine is open to receiving all pitches. We receive more pitches than we can publish and note that we are a small, but dedicated, staff of two. We will respond to pitches we are interested in publishing. Please review our website to get an idea of previously published content, styles, and themes. It is really important all writers/contributors have a specific point of view, opinion, or thesis.

In addition to standard exhibition reviews of 500-800 words, we feature concise reviews in our In 200 Words column, which average 200-300 words with 1-2 images. Features are 1,200-2,500 words with 3-6 images.

Our 500 Mile Radius column was launched as a monthly feature covering the art scenes in cities close to Atlanta. Our focus has now expanded to the greater Southeast. Stories from the region will appear as ongoing content instead of as segregated features. For all past 500 Mile Radius programming, click here.

Think broadly. Potential stories could involve Southern artists showing in New York, Los Angeles, or elsewhere; artists from outside the region visiting the South on residencies or teaching stints; and figures having an impact on the South, such as Franklin Sirmans, curator of the upcoming Prospect 3 biennial in New Orleans; etc.

BURNAWAY also posts book and film reviews, Q&As with artists and art professionals, previews, opinion pieces, news stories, collector profiles and stories about collecting, and regular columns Bookmarks (reading and viewing lists of invited contributors) and Permanent Residents (personal favorite works of art in various cities’ institutions), and more.

How to Submit Pitches:
Please include dates of exhibition (if time-sensitive) and all applicable links, with a ca. 100 word proposal outlining the subject and the approach you’d take.

Email pitches to


Because of the inherent professional overlaps in cities with intimate art scenes, and in keeping with established industry guidelines, BURNAWAY’s policy is one of disclosure not exclusion.

Contributors are advised to steer clear of writing about artists, shows, books, or projects with which they have a professional connection or personal relationship. If you are not certain, please ask us about possible conflicts of interest or the appearance of one.

Please do not share your text with the artist, the gallery, or others related to the piece before publication.

The text you submit should be wholly original and not contain significant amounts of your own or other previously published material.

Writers are not to receive remuneration from artists, galleries, or other parties for  their contributions to BURNAWAY.



The Editorial Intern will assist the Editor with content production, research, fact checking, transcribing, and scheduling. The intern should have excellent writing, research, editing, and computer skills. They will do some website management to assist with magazine content. Experience with writing, WordPress or blogging platforms, and demonstrable knowledge of contemporary art history is preferred.

To apply: Please send a resume, two writing samples, and list of three references.

The Web and Design Intern will assist the Executive Director and Editor on projects related to our Five Year Anniversary Campaign and regular programs. This individual will assist with website updates as needed, branding-related projects, creation of marketing materials and photo editing. The Design and Web Intern must be comfortable using both WordPress and Photoshop.

To apply: Please send a resume and portfolio examples.
Social Media

The Social Media Intern is responsible for the development of interaction with our readership and audience to maximize the reach of BURNAWAY. This individual manages and oversees all the social media platform’s content: Foursquare, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram. The Social Media Intern is responsible for BURNAWAY’s weekly newsletter (MailChimp) and executes social media and marketing tasks as needed. In addition, the Social Media Intern will run website analytics reporting and documents growth, demographics, and interactions with readers.

To apply: Please send a resume and writing sample.

The Audio Intern will assist with our BURNAWAY Radio programming, including weekly ARTSpeak, biweekly Out There Atlanta and WonderRoot podcasts, and monthly Loveseat audio content in partnership with StoryCorps Atlanta. The Audio Intern will assist the Audio Events Coordinator during weekly interviews at AM1690’s radio station and coordinate scheduling for broadcasts and interviews.  This individual is responsible for all interview transcriptions, updating and maintaining the podcast stream on our iTunes (or similar) station, and may be called on to assist in publishing these broadcasts.

To apply: Please send a resume, one writing sample, and list of three references.

*Internship inquiries should be directed to Susannah Darrow: