Editorial Internships

The Editorial Intern will assist the Executive 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.
Please send a resume and two writing samples.

Design/Web Internships

The Web and Design Intern will assist the Executive Director and Executive Editor on various projects. 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 WordPress and Photoshop.
Please send a resume and portfolio examples.

Social Media Internships

The Social Media Intern will help maximize the reach of BURNAWAY by posting on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In addition, the Social Media Intern will gather website analytics data and document our site’s growth, demographics, and reader interaction.
Please send a resume.


BURNAWAY, the Voice of Art in the South, is accepting proposals for long-form articles about contemporary art in and from the South. Essays, profiles, think pieces, issues and commentary, roundtables, and other forms are welcome. Subjects can be historical if presented through a contemporary lens.
Writing fees will range from $250-500, depending on length (2,000-5,000 words) and the writer’s experience.

In the interest of expanding our geographic reach throughout the South, we are also recruiting new writers for reviews of exhibitions and art-related books, films, and performances; news stories, interviews, studio visits, and content that adheres to BURNAWAY’s existing standards. Please become familiar with our content before submitting pitches. The average BURNAWAY post of 600-1,500 words pays $100-125.

Pitches should be no more than one page and should explain the subject, why it’s suitable for BURNAWAY, and include relevant links. Please include your CV and two writing samples.

Please submit to Executive Editor Stephanie Cash at


BURNAWAY welcomes all pitches in service of our mission. We receive more pitches than we can publish. Please note that we are a small but dedicated staff. Please review our website to get an idea of previously published content, styles, and themes.

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.

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 Artists on Art, Permanent Residents (personal favorite works of art in various cities’ institutions), Theory in Studio (accessible explications of theory as it applies to art), and more.

How to Submit Pitches

Please include dates of exhibition (if time-sensitive) and all applicable links, with a brief explanation of the subject and your approach.

Email pitches to

Our conflict of interest policy

BURNAWAY will not consider contributions regarding: the artwork of someone with whom the writer has a personal relationship; the work of an artist, gallery, or institution with whom the writer has a current or previous financial relationship or current internship; any gallery that represents his/her work; any gallery institutionally related to the organization employing the writer. We also will not accept submissions by a writer whom the gallery or artist has paid or commissioned to write the article in question.

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