Publishing History

Non-Fiction Periodicals
Albemarle Magazine, 2 issues
Business Quarterly
Charlottesville/Albemarle Observer, 2 issues
Charlottesville Albemarle Auto Review
Charlottesville Home, 3 issues
Charlottesville Kids
Emory & Henry Alumni Magazine
Genre Press Digest
Inside UVA
Juggler’s World
Nelson County Times,  7 years
Observer Christmas Guide
Observer Magazine, 7 issues, 6 covers
Our Town: A Charlottesville Guide
Scene Magazine, 2 issues
The Observer: Charlottesville Seniors
The Observer: Health and Fitness Magazine
The Observer: House and Home Magazine
Thumbprints
Virginia Review
Writers Info
The Wishing Well, book reviewer
Lesbian News, music editor, columnist

Non-Fiction Books:
Albemarle Magazine, proofreader, 3 years
Roaming Apple Feast, editor
The Retrospect, editor
Pieces of Pie: Surviving Love, editor
Excuse Me, Your God Is Waiting, editor

Newsletters:
CHOICES, Virginia National Organization for Women, editor
First Contact News, editor
Nelson County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter, editor
Small Press Writers and Artist Organization Newsletter, editor
Golden Crown Literary Society Newsletter, editor

Fiction Publications
Artemesia’s Magick
Candor
Ellipsis
Lynchburg Magazine
Mythic Circle
Spidereyes Magazine, 2 issues
The Rhetorician, 2 issues
The Spirit of Rockfish
Witness to the Bizarre
Worlds of Surrealism
Sinister Wisdom
Girl Fever: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex, 2012
Affinity and Friends put the X back in X-mas, 2012


Plays:
Truman’s Word, premiered March 1993

Fiction Books:
All Aboard, editor
The Way of Kinship
The Quality of Blue 2002, 2011
All in the Seasoning, 2006
The Blue Ridge Anthology 2007
The Blue Ridge Anthology 2008
The Blue Ridge Anthology, fiction editor 2009
Two Weeks in August 2010
House of Cards 2010
Identity, 2012
The Book of Eleanor, 2012
Gospel, 2013
Poison Flowers, 2013
Family Issue, 2014
Nether Regions, 2015

Contests/Awards:
Housewife Writers Forum
Piedmont Writers Institute
Small Press Writers and Artist Organization
The Virginia Writers Club, 3 awards
Virginia Press Association Award, 3 awards
"Diverse Delusions" nominated for Pushcart Prize
Writer’s Digest, 3 awards
Writers of the Future, 2 awards
Writers in Virginia, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
2013 Finalist Goldie Awards, House of Cards
2013 Winner Goldie Awards Paranormal Romance, The Book of Eleanor
2014 Finalist Goldie Awards, Erotica. Gospel
Award-Winning Journalist
Nat Burns’s ten-year career as a reporter led to feature and cover stories
appearing in periodicals such as
Charlottesville/Albemarle Observer,
Albemarle Magazine, Inside UVA, Emory & Henry Alumni Magazine and
Virginia Review. Her review column appears monthly in Lesbian News
magazine.

Award-Winning Author
First published as a child, with a short poem in a children’s magazine, Burns
has enjoyed a life devoted to the written word. Most recently, her fiction has
appeared in
Sinister Wisdom and Candor. Her story, "Jane Bishop’s Eyes"
appeared in
All in the Seasoning, an anthology by Bywater Books. Another
recent collection,
The Blue Ridge Anthology by Cedar Creek Publishing,
offers two of her award-winning works. Her work has appeared in recent
anthologies:
Affinity and Friends put the X back in X-mas and Girl Fever: 69
Stories of Sudden Sex for Lesbians

Burns has won fiction honors from Writer's Digest, Muse Magazine, Writers
in Virginia, The Virginia Writing Club, Piedmont Writing Institute and
Writers of the Future.

Columnist
Burns's column "Notes from Nat" appears each month in Lesbian News.

Poet
Burn’s poem, "Womanwalk", won first place in the Virginia Writing Club,
Charlottesville, and third place in the VWC state competition.
Other poems have appeared in
Lynchburg Magazine, The Wishing Well,
Muse Magazine, Witness to the Bizarre, Worlds of Surrealism, and Emerald
Isle
. Her poetry book, Gospel, was a finalist in the 2014 Goldie Literary
Awards

Romance/intrigue novels include
The Quality of Blue, Two Weeks in August,
House of Cards, Identity, The Book of Eleanor, Poison Flowers, Family Issue
and Nether Regions
.

Playwright
One of Burns’s plays, Truman’s Word, premiered March, 1993. Produced by
the Women’s History Project, it was directed by Maxine Fox, noted Broadway
producer who produced several award-winning plays, including
Grease and
Over There.

Writing Advocate
In tandem with the Writers in Virginia Program, Burns has worked
extensively with area youth, teaching journalism and creative writing. She
also taught under the Nelson County Summer Enrichment Program for many
years and served five years as a judge in the Piedmont Area Reading
Council's Young Authors Program.

Editor/Proofreader/Systems Manager
As an editor, Burns has served with the Small Press Writers and Artists
Organization, VaNOW, Byrd Newspapers, County of Nelson, Virginia and
Carden Jennings Publishing.
Burns has edited the science fiction anthology
All Aboard, released by AE
Press, the memoir,
Pieces of Pie: Surviving Love, by Pie Dumas, released by
Skye’s the Limit Publications and
Excuse Me, Your God Is Waiting by
Michelle Prosser, released by Hampton Roads.

Burns has more than 10 years' experience in computer troubleshooting and
support.

natburnsworld@gmail.com