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Atomic Bomb Flash Contest 3

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In a flash, everything is changed. The Atomic Bomb. Capable of obliterating everything. Entire cities and neighborhoods, vaporized. Minds, altered. Nature's power rearing up to her full, gnashing height. That's what we want from flash fiction for our contest. To feel the heat of language melt our faces. For your story to encompass the entirety of the horizon, and change our landscape irrevocably. For the radiation of your poetry to clatter in our minds for years after reading it. So send us your detonations. Your Ground Zeros. Your radiations and your fallouts. Nuke us with your writing.

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Country of Publication

United States

Publication Medium & Contest Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationAwarded 1 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Open to a broad Audience.
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Literary, Mainstream.
Open to all/most Topics.
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 1,500 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Winner's Prize:
We list broad pay categories rather than prize specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
OK No Unknown OK OKText format submissions
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Last Updated: 26 Dec 2022
Last Checked: 08 Mar 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 26 Dec 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 26 Jun 2022

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