BOMB is looking for previously unpublished fiction that pushes the creative edge of what a story can do.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 We accept submissions of previously unpublished fiction through Submittable.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.