Join the Resistance! Enter Flash Rage!

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” – Dylan Thomas Submit to Flash Rage Our namesake projectile may never be more apt than for our next quarterly contest. With the need for resistance and revolution at a fever pitch these days, we want to see some of that energy channeled into striking works […] via… Continue reading Join the Resistance! Enter Flash Rage!


Latest Molotov Cocktail issue

Issue 7.20 is hot off the press. This go-round features pieces from three first-time contributors, flash fiction that huddles for warmth in a charred apocalyptic wasteland, gets pulled down by a trash-choked river current, and finds tiny alligators crawling out of its barnacle wounds. Less than a month left until our Flash Rage contest soft… Continue reading Latest Molotov Cocktail issue


Welp, we’re less than 24 hours away from a deranged circus clown taking over the White House. In spite the bleakness of world affairs at the moment, or perhaps because of it, we had a killer crop of imaginative doom-oriented flash fiction to sort through for this contest. We’re always gobsmacked by the creative dark […]… Continue reading


Shadow Award Results!

Originally posted on The Molotov Cocktail:
The dust has settled… …and revealed our Shadow Award winners. Well, here’s something you don’t see every day. We’re happy to announce the first-ever poems that will be published in The Molotov Cocktail—the winners and honorable mentions for our Shadow Award contest. As with any new endeavor, we weren’t quite sure what…


The Shadow Awards Update

The shadow award winners will be announced tomorrow night, along with the close-but-no-cigar honorable mentions. In the meantime, here’s a little glimpse into the process, or a bit about what creeps behind the shadow. We’d been talking about doing a poetry contest at Molotov Cocktail for a couple of years. Finally, in the middle of… Continue reading The Shadow Awards Update