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

Featuring the Best Modern Fiction on the Planet.



Everyone wants to read your story.

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

Two stories will be selected from the combined shortlists and each

awarded a $2,500 Atom Bomb Prize.

It is possible for an author to win both prizes.
 

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2019 Atom Bomb

Shortlisted Light Works

 

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

2019 Atom Bomb

Shortlisted Dark Works

 

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

 

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 two individual $2,500 prizes, one for LIGHT and one for DARK. Shortlisted works will be announced periodically and offered publication in Atom Bomb. Two stories from the combined shortlists will win cash awards. 2019 Atom Bomb theme: LIGHT vs DARK.
Adherence to either theme is at author's discretion and need not be indicated.

TWO $2,500 PRIZES AWARDED — ONE FOR LIGHT, ONE FOR DARK

COMPLETE SHORTLISTS PUBLISHED IN FICTION WAR MAGAZINE'S ATOM BOMB

PRIZES ANNOUNCED

WINTER 2020

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  • Entries must be original, previously unpublished work, created expressly for Atom Bomb.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