There are presently no open calls for submissions.
Founded in 1981, BOMB Magazine is dedicated to delivering the artist's voice. BOMB includes a print quarterly magazine and an online daily publication. In addition to conversations between artists of all disciplines, BOMB publishes original works of fiction, poetry, and translation. There are two open reading periods for unsolicited submissions per year. Our next reading period opens on July 1, 2017. BOMB also hosts an annual literary contest, alternating between fiction and poetry each year, with a distinguished guest judge. Past judges include Ben Lerner, Bhanu Kapil, and Sheila Heti. The next contest will be for fiction in 2017.
Before submitting, we encourage you to read the magazine, online and in print, to acquaint yourself with the material we have published. Subscriptions to BOMB are available here.