Burning-Water-MagBurning Water is a fiction magazine in which speculative/science fiction and nature writing converge. Launched out of Edmonton, Alberta in December 2015 by Christine, Christopher and Kristen, Burning Water offers a space for an unexplored and contemporary era of nature writing. It includes short stories and narrative poetry that explore the natural world (ours or otherwise) in relation to technology, where that has taken us, and where it may take us yet. They are about to launch their second issue at a launch party to which everyone is invited to help them celebrate. 


Head Editor – Chris Cassis
Head of Administration / Editor – Christine Grant
Head of Marketing and Design / Editor – Kristen Hiemstra

The inaugural December 2015 issue featured work by:

  • Toby Spoons
  • Desireé Tomkow
  • Caitlin Adams
  • JP Allen
  • Erin Carter
  • Deborah Ramkhelwan
  • Bruce Cinnamon
  • Jeremy Bibaud
  • Kristen Hiemstra
  • Thomas Wharton

Join them at their April 2016 issue launch party!

April 23, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Cha Island – 10332 81 Ave. Edmonton

Party to celebrate the Grand Release of their second issue! Be the first to see the new issue of Burning Water in shiny 3D. Listen to some of their authors read their work while you enjoy the food and drink of Cha Island. And hang out with some cool people who like nature and sci-fi as much as you!

HOW MUCH (tickets for sale at the door)

  • $12 – Entry Fee* PLUS a copy of the April 2016 Issue of Burning Water Magazine.
  • $5 – Entry Fee*

*Food and drink not included in Entry Fee.

Burning Water Magazine editors invite submissions for their third issue.

Submission Criteria:

Format: Short Story, Narrative Poetry, Graphic Short Story or Creative nonfiction

All submitted works should tell a story, include a narrative voice, or include one or more characters. Graphic works must be in black and white only and formatted to fit within a 7″(W) x 8.5″(H) area on each page.

Length: No more than 4000 words

Ownership: The Work must be original and completely your own. Plagiarism will not be tolerated.

Finish: Only Submit fully polished and edited work

Genre: Speculative and/or science fiction with a focus on nature

They are looking for short stories, narrative poetry, graphic short stories or creative nonfiction that combine themes of nature with science fiction or speculative fiction. Burning Water seeks to explore the natural world —ours or otherwise— in relation to where technology has taken us, and where it may take us yet. Science/speculative fiction is their main focus with an allowance for revisionist fiction. Specific genres that we will not consider are:

  • High Fantasy
  • Satire
  • Fan Fiction

Content: Burning Water is a discrimination-free publication. Stories won’t be rejected on the basis of theme alone, but unwarranted hate, bigotry or shaming will not be accepted.

There are no limits on the amount of profanity, gore, or sexual content, but use of such themes must be contextually appropriate. Excessive use of profanity, gore, and sexual content will not be accepted.

View the rest of submission guidelines and submit work at: www.burningwatermagazine.com