BOMB Magazine is an independent nonprofit quarterly publication and online web platform producing daily content. Its mission is to deliver the artist's voice by publishing conversations with and between painters, novelists, poets, musicians, filmmakers, and actors. BOMB also publishes original works of fiction and poetry, excerpts of novels, and first-time translations into English. BOMB hosts an annual literary contest, alternating between fiction and poetry each year, with guest judges who are distinguished writers in their fields. Visit for more info about new initiatives and opportunities.

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Please note that this submission category is not for the BOMB 2015 Fiction Contest. The contest has a category all its own, which will be available here on May 1, 2015.

Also note that BOMB does not accept outside, unsolicited pitches for interviews, artwork, or articles; this content is curated and generated in-house by the editorial staff and its contributing editors.

Here, BOMB accepts unsolicited poetry and prose submissions for our literary supplement First Proof and online Word Choice feature. All submissions will be considered for both.

Those considering submitting to BOMB are strongly encouraged to read the magazine to best understand its content.