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Taking Submissions: Body Parts Magazine #6

March 1, 2016

Deadline: 3/1/16
Payment: $5-$20 depending on length

“We are not afraid.”

Body Parts Magazine is an online literary magazine of horror, erotica, speculative fiction, essays and art. Each themed issue honors Eros and Thanatos, the Greek gods of libido and mortido—life and death. We celebrate the vast and various expressions of dreams and darkness, our primitive desires and urges, and seek to encounter—and embrace—those shadowy monsters who dwell in the dimly lit corners of human experience.

Submission Guidelines

Upcoming Themes
Submissions for each issue are accepted through the last day of each reading period (if specified). You are welcome to submit material for any issue–simply indicate which issue you would like your work to be considered for.

Issue #6: Grave Robbing (Spring/Summer 2016)
Disinterment. Theft. Exhumation and ossuaries. Unspeakable crimes. Corpses of the past (events, relationships, ideas, cultures and cities). What inappropriate, grim and morbid things or people do we long for when they are gone? What incites one to dig up the dead, reanimate the deceased or dig through decayed remains in search of some treasured item, memory or ideal? In what horrific ways do we serve as the archaeologists of our own fates and futures?
​Submission deadline: 3/01/16

Body Parts accepts well-written, thoughtfully structured horror, erotic horror, speculative fiction, dark fantasy (including fairy tales and mythology), exceptional stories about ghosts, ghouls, monsters and wretched creatures, Gothic fiction, and all combinations of the above. Our boundaries are few and far between.

Flash Fiction: 1,000 words or fewer.
Short Stories: up to 8,000 words.
Serialized Long Fiction: query us with total word count.

We accept your original artwork and photography reflective of an issue’s theme. Email a link to your art online (web, Dropbox, Google album, etc.)

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. Payment varies.

Body Parts is a paying market. We offer an honorarium of $5 for flash fiction and $10 to $20 (depending on length) for short stories and nonfiction to authors, and $10 to $20 for artwork and photography 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.
Please include a publication-ready bio and your website/social media sites. If your piece is selected for publication, we’ll send you a “Congratulations” email and request your PayPal email address and an author photo. Response times can be lengthy so simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please email us to withdraw your work from consideration if it’s placed in another publication.

Email submissions to: bodypartsmagazine (at) gmail (dot) com.

Via:Body Parts Magazine.


March 1, 2016