Please submit your work only through Submittable
Email submissions will not be considered. Do not submit your work via social media. 
Please read our submission guidelines carefully before submitting. 

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. 
  • Include your last namegenre, and number of pieces submitted in the title of your submission and your submission file – for example: Jane Doe, 5 poems
  • 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.
  • We respond quickly, typically within a week. If you don’t hear from us for a couple of weeks, it means we’re seriously considering your work.
  • Please do not submit previously published work. We won’t publish work that has already appeared elsewhere in English. This includes other magazines, your blog, or on social media. Translations of work already published in another language will be considered. 
  • Due to the volume of submissions we receive, please don’t submit more than once or in more than one category per reading period. Please do not re-submit work we’ve already considered and declined.
  • Our submissions are capped. Once the cap has been reached, submissions will be closed and the submission form will no longer be available. 
  • Please check the category guidelines below 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.


By submitting to B O D Y, you confirm that you have the authority to provide the content you are submitting to B O D Y; the content is original to you and represents your own work or a translation done by you; you hold translation rights for any translated work you are submitting and indemnify B O D Y against any infringement of those rights; the work you are submitting does not plagiarize any other work and does not infringe copyright, trademark, intellectual property rights, or moral rights of anyone else; the work you’re submitting is not defamatory and does not violate the personal or privacy rights of person or entity. If your submission is accepted for publication, you agree to grant B O D Y a perpetual, worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free license to use your submission in all formats and media published or distributed by B O D Y; and you confirm that you have read and agree to our Privacy Policy. You further acknowledge and agree that B O D Y routinely develops ideas and receives submissions from other parties, and you, therefore, renounce any claim that B O D Y misappropriated any ideas or portions of your content in future B O D Y issues, publications, or content.