BOMB Magazine: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Emily Harstone | October 21, 2014

BOMB Magazine focuses on publishing words and art. They have 52 electronic issues every year and four print issues. Their mission is to deliver the artist’s voice by publishing conversations between painters, novelists, poets, musicians, filmmakers, and actors. They also publish original works of fiction and poetry, excerpts of novels, and first-time translations into English.

They are a great publication in part because they are not just focused on literature. They are open to all the arts. A wide variety of artists contribute to the magazine. This also means that their readership is more varied.

They have a low acceptance rate. It takes them about a year to get back to most submitters. They use Submittable to manage all their submissions.

It is easy to get a feel for the work that they publish as they post the weekly Word Choice column online. The poetry they publish leans a little towards fragmentation. The fiction they publish tends to be rather straightforward, with a tinge of mystery.

BOMB Magazine accepts submissions of unsolicited poetry and prose for their literary supplement First Proof and their weekly online Word Choice column. Any submissions to BOMB will be considered for both. If your work is accepted they will tell you where it will appear. They do not consider unsolicited submissions for any other category.

To learn more visit their website here: http://bombmagazine.org/ To submit, visit their submission manager here: https://bombmagazine.submittable.com/submit/22385