Submissions are Now OPEN!


B O D Y publishes three issues per year, 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. 

We are currently reading for the Spring Issue, to be published in April 2023.

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 along with the number of pieces you are submitting in both 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 once per reading period per category. Please wait until you hear back from us before you submit again.

  • Please check the category guidelines for additional submission instructions. 


We are currently reading:






  • 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 500 words
  • Text should be single spaced, with each piece beginning a new page.
  • Your submission should not be more than 5 pages in total.

Submit your short 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.

Submission Terms

By submitting to B O D Y, you confirm that you have 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; the work you’re 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 to 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 (available at 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.