BOMB Magazine has been publishing conversations between artists of all disciplines since 1981. BOMB’s founders—New York City-based artists and writers—created BOMB because they saw a disparity between the way artists talked about their work among themselves and the way critics described it.

Today, BOMB is a multi-media publishing house that creates, disseminates, and preserves artist-generated content from interviews to artists’ essays to new literature. BOMB includes a quarterly print magazine, a daily online publication, and a digital archive of its previously published content from 1981 onward.

BOMB Magazine is a print quarterly publishing in-depth interviews between artists alongside artists’ essays, literature, and portfolios. Subscribe today.

BOMB Daily publishes exchanges on artistic practice including interviews, literature, portfolios, and essays.

The BOMB Archive is a fully searchable and relational online library that provides access to the ongoing history of dialogue generated by BOMB since 1981. With funding from the A.W. Mellon Foundation, BOMB has made all of its content—over 7,500 primary cultural documents from the past 37 years—available for free.

The Oral History Project is a series of interviews that collects, documents, and preserves the life stories of New York City based visual artists of the African Diaspora. 


Publisher, Editor In Chief
Betsy Sussler

Associate Publisher
Libby Flores

Deputy Director
Lora Evinger

Senior Editor
Sabine Russ

Managing Editor
Benjamin Samuel

Associate Editor
Chantal McStay

Website Editor
Alan Gilbert

Oral History Project Director
Andrea L. Battleground

Oral History Project Managing Editor
Janée A. Moses

Marketing Manager
Bo Suh

Digital Coordinator
Isis Pinheiro

Director of Development
Lisa Metcalf

Development Associate
Sheryl Oppenheim

Director of Advertising and Sponsorships
Laura Howard

Director of Circulation
Ted Dodson

Circulation Assistant
Lucy Rosenthal

Online Film and Performing Arts Editor
Kristen Kubecka

Online Literature Editor
Raluca Albu

Assistant Editor
Sophie Kovel

Creative Direction & Design
Everything Studio

Development Consultants
George Negroponte
WXY architecture and urban design

Printed in Iceland by Oddi Printing

Contributing Editors

Regina Basha, Miyoshi Barosh (in memoriam), Cecily Brown, David Everitt-Howe, Joe Fyfe, Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Stuart Horodner, Anthony Huberman, Judy Hudson, David Humphrey, Roberto Juarez, Shirley Kaneda, Deana Lawson, Zoe Leonard, Josiah McElheny, Saul Ostrow, Lucy Raven, Legacy Russell, Amy Sillman, Nick Stillman, Terence Trouillot, Kara Walker & Adam Pendleton

Stan Allen, Carlos Brillembourg, Deborah Gans 

Lauren Bakst, Liza Béar, Nicholas Elliott, Leon Falk, Carlos Gutiérrez, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jenn Joy, Clinton Krute, Ralph Lemon, Andrew Lampert, David Levine, Richard Maxwell, Amber Power, Mac Wellman

Michael Blair, Christina Campanella, Keith Connolly, David Grubbs, Lawrence Kumpf, Alan Licht, Mike McGonigal, Bruce Pearson, Ned Sublette, C. Spencer Yeh, John Zorn

Ammiel Alcalay, Esther Allen, Madison Smartt Bell, Tom Bolt, Carmen Boullosa, Amina Cain, Mónica de la Torre, Ted Dodson, Deborah Eisenberg, Veronica Esposito, Daniel Flores y Ascencio, Roxane Gay, John Haskell, A.M. Homes, Gary Indiana, Patricia Spears Jones, Chris Kraus, Rachel Kushner, Ben Lerner, Jonathan Lethem, Tan Lin, Patrick McGrath, Robert Polito, Francine Prose, Christopher Stackhouse, Lynne Tillman, Colm Tóibín, Frederic Tuten, James Yeh

Adam Shatz

Sanford Biggers, Melvin Edwards, Thelma Golden, Kellie Jones, Odili Donald Odita, Lowery Stokes Sims, Mickalene Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Stanley Whitney, Jack Whitten (in memoriam)

Adam Bartos, Sarah Charlesworth (in memoriam), Sally Gall, Nan Goldin, Ben Handzo, Elliot Schwartz, William Wegman


Betsy Sussler
Glenn O’Brien
Michael McClard
Mark Magill
Sarah Charlesworth
with Liza Béar as adviser

Board of Trustees

Cary Brown-Epstein
Rosemary Carroll, Co-Chair
Jennifer Clifford Danner, President
Robert Dowling
Natalie Frank
Melinda Hackett
David Humphrey
Rachel Lee Hovnanian
Heather M. Johnson, Secretary/Treasurer
Jeremy Larner, Vice President
Adam McEwen
Odili Donald Odita
Sally Ann Page
Betsy Sussler
Lybess Sweezy, Co-Chair

Trustees Emeriti

Paul Cantor
Michele Oka Doner
Eric Fischl
Klaus Kertess, in memoriam
Frances Dittmer, in memoriam

Board of Advisers

John Chao
Michael Coffey
Andrew Fierberg
Nicole Klagsbrun
Jane Rosenblum
David Salle
Carolina Sandretto
Mickalene Thomas
Madeline Weinrib


Where can you get a print copy of BOMB? BOMB is available at independent bookstores and newsstands across North America. You can subscribe or buy individual issues directly from us

If you’re a bookseller or newsstand interested in stocking BOMB please email our Circulation Director. You can also sign up for periodic updates about the arrival of the newest issue here.


For SUBSCRIPTION-related inquiries, please email our Circulation Director.

For ADVERTISING OR SPONSORSHIP inquiries, please email our Director of Advertising Laura Howard.

For REPRINT requests, please email Reprints.


BOMB periodically accepts submissions of previously unpublished poetry and short fiction through Submittable. If you would like to be reminded of future submission opportunities, sign up for our Weekend Reads newsletter at the bottom of this page. We host an annual literary contest, alternating between fiction and poetry each year, with a distinguished guest judge, and occasionally open for unsolicited submissions at our discretion. We encourage you to read the magazine to get a good sense of the work we are interested in. 

Internship Opportunities

We are looking for bright, arts-minded, detail-oriented people. A BOMB Internship is a great way to see how a nonprofit magazine works and gain experience in publishing. BOMB interns are tasked with various editorial, archival, podcast, circulation, and marketing duties. All internship positions are rolling.  Please email with the subject INTERNSHIPS.