Bodega releases digital issues on the first Monday of every month featuring poetry, prose, and occasional interviews by established and emerging writers. We’re here to give you a handful of essential pieces you can digest in one sitting.

We're currently seeking poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Simultaneous submissions are always ok, and if you have a piece accepted elsewhere, please let us know by adding a note to your submission in Submittable. 

Also, if you love Bodega, please consider applying to join our team! We're looking for a managing editor, some assistant editors, readers for all genres, and interns. See below for position descriptions and application guidelines.

Bodega is expanding, and we're looking to bring on a managing editor, assistant editors, readers, and interns to help us find amazing work and feature it in a way that's best for both writers and readers. These are unpaid, temporary positions. They vary a little bit by season and genre, but here are the broad strokes: 

Managing Editor

Do you live and die by your Google Calendar? Do you love a spreadsheet? Do you have people skills plus the ability to keep an eye on all the moving parts as well as the bigger picture? You sound amazing: please be our managing editor! 

The managing editor will work closely with the editor in chief. You'll have a whole bunch of responsibilities, but the most significant include: making sure contracts get signed, content gets in on deadline, and new issues get posted online error-free. You'll work with our editors to troubleshoot issues, assist the EIC with grant applications, and be in charge of submitting our nominations for prizes like the Pushcart and Best of the Net. You're also more than welcome to read submissions and solicit writers for work!

This job can be done remotely, but you'll need to be able to have regular phone or video-chat meetings with the EIC, who is based in New York City. The time commitment is anywhere from 10-20 hours a month, and the position runs for one year. 


Assistant Editors

Are you a logistical genius? Do you love deadlines (almost) as much as you love literature? If so, we want to hear from you! We're looking for assistant editors for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. As an assistant, you'll read and vote on submissions, assign submissions to our readers and set their deadlines, make sure everything moves along in a timely manner, bring reader selections to the attention of the editors, and work with the editors on edits. 

Much of this work can be done remotely, but you will need to be able to have phone or video-chat meetings with editors on a regular basis. This is a one-year position. 


Readers

Readerships run for 6 months, and you can be based anywhere in the world--all you need is reliable internet access, because all of our submissions are online. This is a time commitment of no more  5 hours a week (occasional meetings--either face-to-face or via video chat--are included in this estimate).

You'd be reading unsolicited submissions and calling our attention to the work you think is great. Please specify whether you're interested in reading poetry, prose, or both (we suggest choosing one, but if you can make a compelling case for both, we're all ears). You'll also have the opportunity to solicit writers on behalf of the magazine if you'd like. 

Interns

We ask that you be aged 18 or older and based in New York City. The internship runs 6-8 weeks, depending on timing, and is an introduction to every aspect of our digital literary magazine. It's designed to provide real experience and help you home in on the parts of publishing that interest you most.

You'll be assisting the editor in chief with the day-to-day aspects of Bodega including publicity and marketing, contracts, publishing content on our website, copyediting and proofreading, reading submissions for all genres, and soliciting writers for content if you wish.

Time Commitment: About 10 hrs/wk (unpaid, course credit). Most of the work can be done virtually, but you will meet with the editor in chief in person at least once a week. 

$3.00
Bodega will always be free to read and you will always be able to submit for free. If you'd like to donate $3 with your submission, we'll use it to keep our operations running (and to pay for services like Submittable that make life better for you and us). This will in no way change how we read your submission, but it will be deeply appreciated. Thank you!

Submit up to 3 poems in a single document (3 pages max). Please only include your bio and personal information in the cover letter area.

Please send one submission at a time, and please submit only once every 6 months.


$3.00
Bodega will always be free to read and you will always be able to submit for free. If you'd like to donate $3 with your submission, we'll use it to keep our operations running (and to pay for services like Submittable that make life better for you and us). This will in no way change how we read your submission, but it will be deeply appreciated. Thank you!

Submit up to 3000 words in a single document. Please only include your bio and personal information in the cover letter area.


Please send one submission at a time, and please submit only once every 6 months.

$3.00
Bodega will always be free to read and you will always be able to submit for free. If you'd like to donate $3 with your submission, we'll use it to keep our operations running (and to pay for services like Submittable that make life better for you and us). This will in no way change how we read your submission, but it will be deeply appreciated. Thank you!

Submit up to 3000 words in a single document. Please only include your bio and personal information in the cover letter area.

Please send one submission at a time, and please submit only once every 6 months.

Submit up to 3 poems in a single document (3 pages max). Please only include your bio and personal information in the cover letter area.


Please send one submission at a time, and please submit only once every 6 months.

Submit up to 3000 words in a single document. Please only include your bio and personal information in the cover letter area.


Please send one submission at a time, and please submit only once every 6 months.

Submit up to 3000 words in a single document. Please only include your bio and personal information in the cover letter area.


Please send one submission at a time, and please submit only once every 6 months.
We love author rights. When you publish with Bodega, you basically agree to three things:
  1. You grant us first serial rights. Once your piece is published, rights revert back to you.
  2. Your work will remain on our website permanently.
  3. You grant us non-exclusive re-print rights. We don't abuse this privilege. We might simply use short excerpts of your work in promotional materials.

After your work appears in Bodega, you're free to republish it, or to give others permission to republish it. We ask that if you do so, you credit it as first appearing in Bodega. If you have any questions, just let us know by filling out this form!