OPEN CALL SUBMISSIONS — Fiction War Magazine features previously unpublished Short/Flash Fiction works between 500-1000 words. In addition to our seasonal Fiction War writing competitions, we have a rolling Open Call for Submissions — Open Call authors will be paid a $75 honorarium for featured stories.
Open Call submissions have No Prompt, No Deadline, No Time Limit.
Open Call submissions are considered entirely separate from seasonal competitions.

Open Call response time can be six months or longer. Please be patient. If you have not heard from us after six months, you can email us at “Submission Query” should be the subject line.
We DO accept simultaneous Open Call submissions. Please notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere and withdraw your submission via Submittable.
We DO accept multiple submissions. Submit SEPARATELY for each story — DO NOT submit multiple stories in one Submittable form or in one text document.
•There is a nominal Open Call submission fee, a portion of which goes directly to Submittable; the remainder helps Fiction War Magazine pay higher professional per-word rates to featured authors.

FICTION WAR SEASONAL COMPETITIONS — Fiction Wars are seasonal writing competitions, known individually as 3-Day Fiction Wars. Compete with writers from around the world for a share of $2400 in awards and publishing within the next quarterly FICTION WAR MAGAZINE. Visit for competition rules, deadlines, and entry details.

ATOM BOMB PRIZE — ATOM BOMB is an annual review of one-hundred-word stories (100 words or fewer), awarding $5,000 to a single work. Shortlisted works will be announced monthly and offered publication. One story from the combined shortlists will win the cash award. 2018 Atom Bomb theme: "When I Lived." Visit for competition rules.

SKIP IT! If you've been here before and are ready to submit, scroll to the bottom to get it in.
(Read everything between here and there, if you're new.)

Fiction War Magazine's target audience is anyone who reads literary or mainstream fiction. If your work tends toward genre(s) e.g., Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery, Science, Slipstream, Thriller, etc., wonderful – tell that badass story.

Do not submit excerpts from longer stories. Flash fiction should be a complete story.

•Do not submit erotica, gore, or fan fiction.
•We only consider unpublished work. Please do not submit anything that has been published anywhere online or in print, e.g., blogs, Facebook, chap books…

•We only accept submissions online through Submittable.
•We are unable to provide feedback or critiques.
•Include author information in the cover letter ONLY — please be sure of spelling and make double first names or double last names clear. Do OMIT all author information, e.g., name, email, etc. from the body of the work, headers, and file name.

•War submissions should be RTF, ODT, or DOC, use whichever typeface you like but we prefer Adobe Caslon 7.5 pt.

•Please go easy on the italics — they are painful when formatting for online and print — but we get it, sometimes you can't help it.
•Atom Bomb submissions must be pasted into submission form. Character/paragraph styles may not be retained.

Full publishing copyrights are retained by the author of the original work. By submitting, author agrees to grant and guarantee Wolvesburrow Productions full and complete editorial control, first publishing rights, and continuing, non-exclusive rights to reproduce the submitted/featured work and its editorial revisions as part of the specified anthologies, online and in print. If afterwards, the author republishes the work elsewhere, we ask that you please indicate as first published in Fiction War Magazine.

***ALL WORKS published in Fiction War Magazine must meet our judges/editors approval. If you are unwilling to subject your writing to possible significant corrections/alterations to suit this publication, please do not submit.

If you still want to submit, but do not wish to have your submission edited, you must have “NO EDITING ALLOWED” in all caps, at the top of the first page — submissions without this notice will be subject to the mercy and final authority of FWM editors. Authors will receive an advance version of what we intend to print.

Fiction War Magazine is not presuming to create canonical texts — as warranted, any changes are intended solely for our exclusive publication/edition. Following initial release, authors can publish edited or unedited versions freely at their discretion.

There may be additional instructions during the submission process. Please take care to follow them so that your submission is acceptable. Duotrope subscribers can report their submissions as well.

Release the Fiction.

$5 Open Call + $1.29 Submittable fee. ($6.29)

This is an OPEN CALL submission (500–1000 words).
Works submitted here will not be considered for the seasonal competitions.
Open Call works accepted for publication earn an honorarium of $75.

Please allow approximately 2-6 months for review.

$10 Expedited Review + $1.59 Submittable fee. ($11.59 USD)

Want your work at the top of the heap? An editor will read your work ASAP: Expedited Submissions will be reviewed and responded to within 30 days.

This is an OPEN CALL submission (500–1000 words).
Works submitted here will not be considered for the seasonal competitions.
Open Call works accepted for publication earn an honorarium of $75.

Ends on May 23, 2018$11.59

$10 Atom Bomb Submission + $1.59 Submittable fee. ($11.59 USD)

Atom Bomb works should be 100 words or fewer (not including title).

2018 Atom Bomb theme: "When I Lived."

All submissions will be given consideration for publication in ATOM BOMB. Shortlisted works will be chosen and announced monthly. One story will be selected from the combined shortlists and awarded the $5,000 Atom Bomb prize. Multiple entries are welcome.