Body Parts Magazine Submission Guidelines



Body Parts accepts well-written, thoughtfully structured New Weird and speculative fiction, literary horror/erotica, fantasy (including fairy tales and mythology), exceptional genre fiction (NO fan fiction) and all combinations of the above. Our boundaries are few and far between.

Flash Fiction: 250 words or fewer.

Short Stories: up to 8,000 words

Novellas: up to 20,000 words

Serialized Long Fiction: query us with total word count, estimated word count of sections.



We accept your original artwork and photography reflective of an issue’s theme. Email a high-res photo or a link to your art online.


Essays & Interviews

We accept short essays and interviews (up to 1200 words) about topics that fit within our themes, people integral to the type of work published in body parts (writers, artists, photographers, etc.). Query first. We do not accept book/game/music reviews.



Body Parts is now a paying market. We offer a $20 honorarium to authors/artists whose work is published in our journal.


How to Submit

Cut and paste your text and submit it within the body an email—attachments will not be opened. In the subject line, include the word Submission, the issue number you’re submitting to and the title of your piece.

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