Wednesday 30 September 2020


B O D Y wants to read your work

General Guidelines


  • Please include a short cover letter with your full name and brief literary bio statement. We prefer bio short, factual bios. Please don’t send us your entire literary CV. Please don’t tell us about your hobbies or your pets.
  • Include your last name in the title of your submission and in the name of your submission file.
  • We accept simultaneous submissions. If you need to withdraw a part of your submission due to an acceptance elsewhere, please send us a note via Submittable to let us know.
  • Please do not submit previously published work. We won’t publish work that has already appeared elsewhere in English. Translations of work published in another language will be considered.
  • Due to the volume of submissions we receive, please don’t submit more than three times per calendar year per category. Please wait until you hear back from us before you submit again.
  • Please check the category guidelines for additional submission instructions.




B O D Y retains first electronic rights to all published work.

All rights return to the author upon publication in B O D Y, however, we appreciate a standard acknowledgement should the work first appearing in B O D Y be later republished at another venue.

B O D Y retains the right to archive the work on our website.




  • Please submit your work on ONE document.
  • Submit up to 5 poems.
  • Each poem should start a new page.

Submit your poems to B O D Y




  • Submit up to three pieces per submission
  • Each story should be no more than 300 words
  • Text should be single spaced, with each piece beginning a new page.

Submit your flash fiction to B O D Y




  • Please send up to 3000 words of translated fiction.
  • Short stories as well as self-contained excerpts of longer works are welcome.

In your cover letter, please clearly indicate the following:

  • The name of the translated author and the language from which the work has been translated.
  • Biographical details of the translated author.
  • First date of publication in the original language of the translated work (if applicable) and any other relevant information (original press, country, date, etc.)
  • Please include the name and a brief bio of the translator, and indicate whether the translator has rights to publish the work in translation.
  • If you are submitting on behalf of the translator, please indicate your relationship to the translator and/or the work being submitted.
  • If you are submitting on behalf of a press, please indicate whether your press holds first serial rights for the translated work, as well as translation rights to the original work.

Submit your translated fiction to B O D Y

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