B O D Y wants to read your work

Starting in 2021, B O D Y will publish three triannual issues in January, May, and September, with content rolled out on a daily basis over the 4 weeks (or so) of each issue. 

Work submitted in 2020 and onward will be considered for one of these issues. 

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 check the category guidelines for additional submission instructions.

B O D Y wants to read your flash fiction.

  • 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.
  • 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 three times per calendar year.

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 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 three times per calendar year.

  • 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, first date of publication in the original language of the translated work (if applicable) and any other relevant information (original press, country, date, etc.) as well as the biographical details of the translated author.  
  • Please include the name and a brief bio of the translator, and indicate whether the translator has rights to publish their translations of the work. 
  • 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.
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