The world's best writing competitions awarding cash and publication.

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Everyone wants to read your story.

Write 100 words for your chance to have it published in Fiction War Magazine's Atom Bomb.
 

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2018 Atom Bomb Prize

Between the Burnt Stumps

 

Shortlisted Works

I Loved

There Were Giants in the Earth…

The Widening Gyre

Silk Stockings

Shallow Space

 

Where Have All the Platos…

Look, Awake to the Sky

Krm of Ogd

Reprieve

 

3 AM Musings Over Apple…

Back

Canary

Socks
I Checked the Ropes*

 

Survivors

One Night Victory

Cinder Mansion

Grapefruit

What's in a Wish?

 

Evening Swim

Without

Forever Home

Ice Cream Shop, Highway 17

Five O'Clock

 

Shortlisted selections are preliminary, will be updated periodically, and are

subject to change. Authors of all works selected to feature will be notified individually.
Works are in the order of submission.

*Denotes untitled work

$5,000 ATOM BOMB PRIZE

 

ATOM BOMB™ writing contest is Fiction War Magazine's annual review of one-hundred-word stories (100 words or fewer) from around the world, awarding a $5,000 grand prize to a single work. Shortlisted works will be announced periodically and offered publication in Atom Bomb. One story from the combined shortlists will win the cash award. 2018 Atom Bomb theme: When I Lived.

ONE GRAND PRIZE AWARDED

COMPLETE SHORTLIST PUBLISHED IN FICTION WAR MAGAZINE'S ATOM BOMB

GRAND PRIZE ANNOUNCED

AUGUST 2018

RULES and AGREEMENT

 

  • Fiction War™ Magazine's Atom Bomb™ writing contest is open to anyone 18 years or older.

  • Entries must be original, previously unpublished work, created expressly for Atom Bomb.

  • Entries must be 100 words or fewer, not including title.

  • Entries must be submitted via Submittable link as provided.

  • Entrant’s name/contact info should not appear anywhere within the body of the work.

  • Blind judging — entries identified only by number until judging is completed.

  • Multiple entries are allowed — each entry requires its own nonrefundable entry fee via Submittable.

  • Anyone editorially or administratively affiliated with Wolvesburrow Productions is not eligible to participate.

  • Full publishing copyrights are retained by the author of the original work. By submitting, the author agrees to grant Wolvesburrow Productions first publishing rights and continuing, non-exclusive rights to reproduce the submitted work as part of the specified anthologies, including, but not limited to online, ebook, and print.

  • For works not selected for publishing, all rights are solely held by the author.

  • Simultaneous submissions are not allowed.

  • All submitted works are considered for publication. Shortlisted, featured authors will receive a complimentary copy.

  • All works selected for publication will be subject to editing and formatting for Fiction War Magazine's Atom Bomb.

  • This competition is entirely dependent upon writing skill, it is NOT a game of chance with any respect whatsoever.

  • Awards payable via PayPal within 30 days of print publication. Recipients shall be responsible for any transaction/processing fees/taxes. Awards greater than $600 may require tax ID/EIN.

  • Awards are contingent upon first publishing within Atom Bomb — works that cannot be published are ineligible.

  • Competition & publication numbers, dates, and details are subject to change without notice.

  • All judge/editor decisions are final.

 

Fiction War Magazine is a quarterly independent literary journal published by Wolvesburrow Productions, Chicago.