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Your subscription gets you the next two print issues of Hunger Mountain, which publishes award-winning poems, stories, essays, artwork, children’s lit, and other surprises. Your subscription will begin with our newest print issue, Everyday Chimeras, which will be published this spring, and will continue until the next print issue is released.

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 Hunger Mountain 22: Everyday Chimeras (out in March 2018)


“Burst” by Maggie Nowinski

This issue’s theme, chimeras, just might transform you. Our guest editors, Melissa Febos and Donika Kelly, have chosen amazing pieces for you, including POETRY by Carl Phillips, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Anna Dunn, Jose Angel Araguz, L. Lamar Wilson, Destiny O. Birdsong, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Elizabeth Barnett, Ama Codjoe, Beth Bachmann, Zachary Schomburg, Elizabeth Acevedo, R. Cassandra Bruner, Angie Macri, Brian Clifton, Tyler Friend, Sara Ryan, Stephanie Rogers, Angie Vorhies, Sarah Elizabeth Schantz, Eve Alexandra & Andrea Rogers; FICTION by Mallory Ortberg, Alexander Weinstein, Lydia Conklin, Jordy Rosenberg & Shelly Oria; CREATIVE NONFICTION by Sasha LaPointe, Hallie Goodman, Sayantani Dasgupta, Syreeta McFadden & Caroll Sun Yang; CHILDREN’S LITERATURE by Julie Hampton, Ngwah-Mbo Nana Nkweti, Lara Ehrlich & Amy Rose Capetta; ARTWORK by Maggie Nowinski & Charles Recher.


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 Hunger Mountain 21: Masked/Unmasked

Uncover the odd, the shocking, the beautiful, and the mysterious in Masked/Unmasked, which features FICTION by Brian Evenson, Brenda Peynado, Rav Grewal-Kök, Robert Lopez, Lucy Corin, and Alexa Rose Hudson; POETRY by Dilruba Ahmed, Patricia Smith, Didi Jackson, Santee Frazier, Myronn Hardy, Charif Shanahan, Betsy Sholl, Remica Bingham-RIsher, Nathan McClain, Tom Sleigh, David Eye, Jennie Malboeuf, Keetje Kuipers, Marcus Jackson, Alison Prine, Major Jackson, Matthew Dickman, Rosebud Ben-Oni, James Crews, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, and Nate Pritts; CREATIVE NONFICTION by Lily Hoang and Jenn Grunigen; CHILDREN’S LITERATURE by Meg Kearney, William Alexander, Rob Costello, Rachel Yeaman, Sabrina Mock-Rossi, and Elizabeth Maria Naranjo.


Published 2017.


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Hunger Mountain 20: EDGESEDGES

This issue features original ARTWORK by Cynthia Atwood and Nils Karsten; FICTION by Xu Xi, Robin MacArthur, Raymond Fleischmann, Daniel Presley, Lenore Myka, S. Frederic Liss, Hope Chernov, and Roberta Harold; YOUNG ADULT AND MIDDLE GRADE FICTION by Toni Ann Johnson and Adi Rule; CREATIVE NONFICTION by Sheila Grace Stuewe, Eileen M.K. Bobek, Brad Felver, Toni Mirosevich, and Jody Keisner; POETRY by Caroline Crew, Lindsay Illich, Maureen Mulhern, Andrew Hemmert, John A. Nieves, Elizabeth Aoki, Joellen Craft, Joy Moore, Tresha Faye Haefner, Georganna Millman, Calvin Bedient, Scott Brennan, Ann Huang, Brianna Noll, Julie Cadwallader Staub, Linda Tomol Pennisi, Samantha Deal, Rimas Uzgiris, Kim Garcia, Matt Salyer, Katy Rossing, Mark Neely, and J. August Cosmico. 

Published 2016.


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Hunger Mountain 19: The BODY issue


HM19_bodyissue_frontcoverWith spectacular (and controversial) cover art, the BODY issue announces bold intentions: to create a collage of poetry, fiction, essays, and children’s lit that address the body and all its myriad forms and functions and flaws and failures, its miracles, its magnetism, the way the BODY shows up in culture, in memory, in childhood, in dreams, in our understanding of SELF.  Featuring Tattoos by one of NYC’s finest Tattoo artists, the winners of our Poetry, CNF, Fiction, and Children’s Lit contests, and a Middle Grade novel-in-verse that’s also a book-within-a-book, the BODY issue is 216 of art and literature.

Published Spring 2015.


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Hunger Mountain 18


Number 18NewPages calls Hunger Mountain 18 a “go-to for solid stories and surprises.”  Fiction by Patrick Dacey, Patrick Downes, John Hough Jr, Kendall Klym, Howard Frank Mosher, and Cody Walker (winner of the 2013 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize). Creative Nonfiction by Dionisia Moarales, Allie Rowbottom, and Julie Marie Wade. Poems by Brandon Amico, Susan Cohen, Rafaella Del Bourgo, Chard deNiord, Leah Falk, Matthew Fee, Catherine Freeling, Shelley Girdner, Jessica Goodfellow, Dennis Hinrichsen, Rosemary Kitchen, Sydney Lea, Annie Lighthart, Russ Madison (winner of the 2013 Ruth Stone Poetry Prize), Kathleen O’Toole, and Ann Pelletier. Young Adult and Children’s Lit by Maggie Lehrman, Jackie Lea Sommers (winner of the 2013 Katherine Paterson Prize), and Christina Soontornvat. Drawings by Kerri Augenstein, Cathy Jones, Joan Linder, and Samuel Rowlett.

Published Winter 2013/2014.


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Hunger Mountain 17: the Labyrinths Issue

Hunger Mountain 17 LabyrinthsAlso our anniversary issue, celebrating ten years publishing great fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, children’s literature, and visual art, The Labyrinths Issue contains two pieces awarded Pushcart Prizes:  Pam Houston’s essay “Corn Maze” and Kwame Dawes’ poem “The Separation/Retention.” Three essays from The Labyrinths issue were named “notable” in Best American Essays. The issue also contains a special 10-year anniversary feature, Lists of Ten by some of today’s most exciting writers. Steve Almond gives us his Top 10 Candy Bars. Laura van den Berg lists 10 great titles of semi-recent fiction. Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea lists his 10 favorite sounds. Robin Black presents 10 spaces in her ideal home. Lovely, hilarious, bizarre: there’s food for thought on every List of Ten.

Published 2012.


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Number 16: the Hunger Mountain Menagerie

Hunger Mountain 16 MenagerieNewPages praises The Hunger Mountain Menagerie for its “visual elegance,” and recommends issue 16 “for its variability and literary richness, but more even for its lovely visual presentation.” Our special Menagerie Feature includes stories, poems, and thoughts about beasts of all kinds, with writing from Adam Levin, Laura van den Berg, Dani Shapiro, Robin Black, Edith Pearlman, Nancy Eimers, Pam Houston, Ron Carlson, and William Olsen. The Menagerie includes gorgeous glossy full-color photographs by Linda Adele Goodine; an essay on secondary characters in fiction by Robin Black; poems by Marge Piercy, Mark Doty, and so many more magnificent poets; and the winners of of the 2011 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize, the Katherine Paterson Prize for YA and Children’s Writing, and the Ruth Stone Poetry Prize. Published 2011.

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Number 15: The Thing at the Top of the Stairs

Number 15 CoverNewPages calls Hunger Mountain 15 a “veritable reading buffet” perfect for when “your brain gets to feeling a bit peckish—in need of a good read.” The issue gets its name from a writing challenge inspired by Ray Bradbury. Hunger Mountain asked 21 writers to jot lists, without thinking too hard, of the things that represent the writer’s deepest interests, preoccupations, desires, fears, obsessions. These Bradbury lists, from Melissa Febos, Paul Lisicky, Michael Martone, Bruce Smith, and others, are sprinkled throughout the issue’s poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, children’s literature, and photography. “The icing on this literary cake,” the NewPages review goes, “is the photography by Heather Gray. These sensual, thought-provoking works make a statement about the history of women, the fear of domesticity, and the power of the feminine. As a section placed between the sharp flavors of this literary sandwich, Gray’s artistic style adds an amusing note both inside as well as on the cover.”

Published 2010.


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