Submissions for the Fall issue are now closed. We will announce here when submissions open for forthcoming issues.

B O D Y publishs three issues per year: Winter (Jan/Feb), Spring/Summer (May/June), and Fall (Sept/Oct), with content rolled out on a daily basis over the 4 weeks or so of each issue.

Submitted work will be considered for one of these issues.

Please submit your work only through Submittable. Email submissions will not be considered.

General Guidelines

  • Please include a short cover letter with your full name and brief literary bio statement. We prefer 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. We do not consider emailed submissions. Please submit your work only through Submittable. For general enquires, write to us at [email protected]

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  • Please submit your work on ONE document.
  • Submit up to 5 pages of poetry, with no more than 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


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.

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