Our contest submissions are OPEN!
General submissions are now CLOSED
General submissions closed on September 15, 2016. We’ll begin reading general submissions again on May 1, 2017.
We’re currently reading work for our next print issue, edited by an amazing team of guest editors. The theme is Masked/Unmasked. Please interpret the theme in complex and creative ways. We’re interested to see all the ways–both figurative and literal–your writing explores the idea of masks and unmasking.
We accept submissions in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature. Word limit: 8,000 words, please. Poets, please submit up to five poems at a time, all in one document.
We accept general submissions through Submittable only. We wish we could accept surface mail submissions as well, but our staff are scattered far and wide over the globe, and there just isn’t anyone in the office to read hard copy submissions. If you send us submissions through the mail, we will return them to you unread. There is a $3 maintenance fee for using Submittable, roughly the same cost as envelopes, printer ink, and postage for mailing a prose piece or three poems and an SASE. Submittable is not a free service for us, and we have to charge a fee in order to use it. However, we do happily waive the fee for subscribers. If you have subscribed or purchased a copy of Hunger Mountain in the past year, please submit free of charge.
We recommend that you read back issues of Hunger Mountain before submitting. Browse our online archives, subscribe, or order back issues of the print journal.
Explore our contest guidelines here.