Victoria Strauss of SFWA's Writer Beware has some cautions regarding Fiction War Magazine's competitions and entry fees in CONTEST BEWARE: FICTION WAR MAGAZINE.

There are a number of cautions, including concerns about entry fees, questions about the award payout process, publication delays, and rights to stories.

Over the past two weeks, I've gotten multiple complaints from authors who won the grand prize or were chosen as finalists in one or another of Fiction War's competitions: aggressive editing (to writers concerned about major, and in some cases apparently random, changes to their work, Fiction Wars responded that they could always re-publish the original version elsewhere once the magazine had been released), major editing and proof delays (over a year in some cases), and prize payments delayed by months or absent entirely (see the payment provisions, above).
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