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. 

We are now reading for the Spring Issue, launching in April 2023.


GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Please include a short cover letter with your full name and brief bio statement
  • Include your last name in the title of your submission and in the name of your submission file
  • If you need to withdraw a part of your submission due to 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. 
  • Please wait until you hear back from us before you submit again.
  • Please not submit more than once per category within a single reading period unless specifically invited to do so.
  • Please check the category guidelines for additional submission instructions.

B O D Y wants to read your short fiction / flash fiction.

  • Submit up to three pieces per submission.
  • Each story should be no more than 500 words
  • Text should be single spaced, with each piece beginning a new page.
  • Submissions should not exceed five pages in total

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we ask you to submit work no more than once per reading period.

B O D Y wants to read your poetry -- lyric, narrative, prose poetry -- whatever form you write, send us your best.

  • Submit up to 5 pages of poetry (with no more than 5 poems) in one document.
  • Each poem should start a new page.

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, we ask you to submit work no more than once per reading period.

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