We want to start this letter by thanking each and every single one of you for following our journal since its initial debut in June of 2017. It’s been an honor to meet and work with so many talented writers and artists, and we are so grateful we've had the opportunity to see all the passion and hard work you've put into your submissions. We admire you immensely and it has been magical to see what this journal has become. We will be forever grateful for all that you’ve brought to our magazine.
That being said, it is with deep regret that we announce that Body Without Organs is taking an indefinite break. As strong as the Body Without Organs team is, it is also very small. As our journal continues to grow bigger each day, it has become extremely difficult for our staff members to keep up with all of the work that goes into making an issue. It’s extremely important to each of us that we are able to connect with each contributor and help them grow as an artist. We feel it’s extremely unfair to keep the journal active when right now, we can’t give each piece and contributor the attention it truly deserves. If this news comes as a disappointment and you’d like to join our team to help us catch up on our submissions queue or otherwise contribute to reevaluating how we can carry out the journal’s mission, please get in touch with us via email.
We apologize for any confusion or disappointment this announcement may have placed upon those who have submitted. While we cannot give a definite date of when the journal will resume publication, we estimate it will take no more than a year’s time. If you have recently submitted to Issue 15, please know that your piece has been looked at, though no final decisions have been made. We would love to keep your piece in the submission pool and consider it for Issue 15, but since its publication date is far off in the future, we also understand why you might like to withdraw your submission. If this is the case for you, please send us an email and let us know. We hate to watch your work part with us, but we also want to make sure your piece is able to be shown to the world as soon as possible.
Thank you all for every single thing you’ve done for us and for all that you’ve helped us become. We hope you keep writing and submitting, and that you think of Body Without Organs as you do so.
We’ll see you soon!
The Body Without Organs team