***POETRY SUBMISSIONS WILL REOPEN ON JANUARY 1, 2017***


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 read submissions all year. Send us your poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. We accept simultaneous submissions and will always reach out before publishing your work, so there's no need to notify us if you're accepted elsewhere (congrats!).

$ 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 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!