Genres Accepted: nonfiction, review, fiction, poetry
Tagline: An online magazine presenting an alternative to franchise faith.
About: The Burnside Writers Collective does not publish a majority of the articles received, but one of their goals is to give new writers exposure. They are always looking for new writers and fresh perspectives, and are very encouraging of submissions. They promise to read all submissions carefully, whether or not they will eventually be published. Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz and more, acts as founding director of the Collective.
Analysis: BWC articles read like features, like personal essays. I find this makes them quite enjoyable to read. The articles featured are of the variety that would probably appeal to fans of Donald Miller—reviews of Neko Case and Andrew Bird, Bill McKibben and “Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.” The strong ties to Donald Miller do give the site added notoriety and traffic.
Hekman Availability: Not available