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. 

BOMB hosts an annual literary contest, alternating between fiction and poetry each year, with a distinguished guest judge. We encourage submissions of adventurous work that push the boundaries of form or content in some way. Our submission period is open twice a year from June 1st through June 30th and again from December 1 through December 31st. 

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.

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BOMB is looking for previously unpublished poetry that is strange, unexpected, and pushes the creative edge of the form in some way. Simultaneous submissions are allowed. There is a reading fee of $3.00, which is used to pay our team of readers and the writers of accepted stories and poems. We ask that you submit no more than 5 poems and no more than 10 pages per submission. The current reading period closes December 31, 2017.
Ends on December 31, 2017$3.00
$3.00
BOMB is looking for previously unpublished fiction that pushes the creative edge of what a story can do. We're looking for the strange and unexpected--not just intellectual exercises but work that is emotionally evocative. We accept submissions of previously unpublished fiction through Submittable. Simultaneous submissions are allowed. There is a reading fee of $3.00, which is used to pay our team of readers and the writers of accepted stories and poems. We ask that your submission not exceed 4,500 words. The current reading period closes December 31, 2017.