There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Submission Guidelines

B O D Y publishes three issues per year, with work rolled out on a daily basis over the 4 weeks or so of each issue. All submitted work will be considered for one of these issues. 

Submissions for the Summer Issue, guest edited by Francesca Bell, are now closed. 

We will re-open submissions for our Fall Issue later this summer. Submission guidelines for the Fall Issue will be posted here when the reading period starts.

General Guidelines:

  • Please include a short cover letter with your full name and a brief bio statement. 
  • Include your last name, genre, and number of pieces submitted in the title of your submission and your submission file – for example: Jane Doe, 5 poems
  • If you need to withdraw a part of your submission due to an acceptance elsewhere, please add a Note to let us know. 
  • We accept simultaneous submissions – but please add a note to let us know as soon as work is accepted elsewhere. 
  • Please do not submit previously published work, whether in other magazines, your blog, or social media
  • Please do not submit more than once per category within a single reading period unless specifically invited to do so.
  • Please read the category guidelines carefully before submitting