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We are delighted to nominate six Hunger Mountain authors for the 2019 Pushcart Prize: Hallie Goodman for her essay “Slum Night“ Carl Phillips for his poem “Morphine“ Jordy Rosenberg for his story “A Monster Stands Guard at the Door of the House of Love” Destiny O. Birdsong for her poem “Of Unapologetic Black Women and Melania […]

Hunger Mountain is pleased to announce its new International Young Writers Prize! This contest is open to all high school writers from around the world, and all genres of creative writing: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children. Students in Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA Program in Writing & Publishing will judge submissions and choose […]

2019 Deadline is March 1! Click here for guidelines and to enter the contest. The 2019 judges are: Erika T. Wurth – Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize Elissa Washuta – Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize Monica Brown – Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing Natalie Diaz – Ruth Stone Poetry Prize […]

Congrats to Hunger Mountain contributors and editors who have been named notables in Best American Essays 2018, Best American Short Stories 2018, and Best American Poetry 2018: Katherine Schaefer, Notable Essay 2017 for “Edna, with Her Mouth,” published on Hunger Mountain’s website. Brenda Peynado, Distinguished Short Story 2017 for “The Man I Could Be,” published in Hunger Mountain Issue […]

We’re beyond excited to announce this year’s guest editors, three writers we’ve long admired. We can’t wait to view Hunger Mountain through their creative lenses. Please help us welcome:   2019 Guest Poetry Editor // Natalie Scenters-Zapico Natalie Scenters-Zapico is a fronteriza from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, U.S.A., and Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, […]

We are thrilled to announce the results of our 2018 contests! With nearly 1,200 entries, we had a wonderful time reading and a hard time choosing our finalists. Thank you to everyone who entered. The winning pieces will be published in the forthcoming months, right here on Hunger Mountain’s online companion. Thank you to our talented assistant […]

You can purchase Hunger Mountain’s Issue 22: Everyday Chimeras (Spring 2018) for $12 or as part of a 2-year subscription. POETRY Angie Macri: “Remembrance: Dream, Palace of Drought” Angie Macri is the author of Underwater Panther (Southeast Missouri State University), winner of the Cowles Poetry Book Prize, and Fear Nothing of the Future or the Past (Finishing Line). Her recent work appears in Poetry, […]

2018 Deadline Extended to March 15th! Click here for guidelines and to enter the contest. The 2018 judges are: Caroline Leavitt – Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize Pam Houston – Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize Sherwin Bitsui – Ruth Stone Poetry Prize Kekla Magoon – Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing Caroline […]

Celebrate the New Year by resolving to read more lit journals, like Hunger Mountain! We want to make it even easier for you to reach your reading goals with this one-time, special offer to purchase our new issue, Everyday Chimeras, and stock up with some of our favorite Hunger Mountain issues of the past! Now […]

We are delighted to nominate six Hunger Mountain authors for the 2018 Pushcart Prize: Brenda Peynado for her story “The Man I Could Be“ Matthew Dickman for his poem “Wonderland“ Major Jackson for his poem “Fathering“ Rosebud Ben-Oni for her poem “The Songs We Know Not to Talk Over“ Patricia Smith for her poem “Mammy […]

We are thrilled to announce our first ever social media contest, where you can win free subscriptions to Hunger Mountain, so you can have easy access to some of the best talent being published today. And the best part is, all you need is an Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter account to enter! In honor of our […]

We are thrilled to announce the results of our 2017 contests! With nearly 1,500 entries, we had a wonderful time reading and a hard time choosing our finalists. Thank you to everyone who entered. The winning pieces will be published this fall, right here in Ephemeral Artery, Hunger Mountain’s online companion. Thank you to our […]

We’re beyond excited to announce this year’s guest editors, three writers we’ve long admired. We can’t wait to view Hunger Mountain through their creative lenses. Please help us welcome:   2018 Guest Prose Editor // Melissa Febos Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart (St. Martin’s Press 2010), and the essay collection, Abandon Me (Bloomsbury 2017). […]

2017 Deadline Extended to March 8th! Click here for guidelines and to enter the contest. The 2017 judges are:  Matt Bell– Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize Joni Tevis – Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize Major Jackson – Ruth Stone Poetry Prize Cynthia Leitich Smith – Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing […]

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The judges are:  Janet Burroway- Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize Robert Michael Pyle – Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize Lee Upton – Ruth Stone Poetry Prize Rita Williams-Garcia – Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing Janet Burroway, awarded the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in Writing by the Florida Humanities Council, is […]

July 2016. Hello readers and writers. First off, we want to extend a special invitation: please submit for our upcoming print issue. Hunger Mountain 21: Masked/Unmasked will be out in February. We need your brilliant work now. We’re looking for poetry, children’s lit, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The theme, Masked/Unmasked, can be interpreted in myriad […]

2016 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize Judge: Janet Burroway First Place: Jude Whelchel for “A Good Medicine” Runner-up: Jennifer Hasty for “The Slide” Our special mentions are: Nell Pierce for “No Small Miracle” Mark Rader for “Phosphorescence” The 2016 finalists: Dianne Bechtel for “It’s a Boy” Charlene Logan Burnett for “Thirst” David Denny for […]

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We are pleased to nominate six Hunger Mountain authors for 2017 The Pushcart Prize: Hope Chernov for her story “Things I think about while swimming“ Noelle Catharine Allen for her story “Day Trip” Michelle Webster-Hein for her essay “These Things Should Not Happen” River Holmes-Miller for her essay “What is There, What is Missing” Daneen […]

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Congrats to Hunger Mountain authors and editors who have been named notables in Best American Essays 2015 and Best Nonrequired Reading 2015: Dionisia Morales, Notable Essay 2014 for “Homing Instinct,” published in Hunger Mountain issue 18. Allie Rowbottom, Notable Essay 2014 for “World of Blue,” published in Hunger Mountain issue 18. Hunger Mountain Online Editor […]

Hope Chernov, Winner
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One first place winner and one runner-up awarded prize money and publication. Montpelier, Vt.—Hunger Mountain, the Vermont College of Fine Arts Journal of the Arts, today announced the winners of the 2015 Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize…

Rachel Furey, Winner
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Winners, who hail from Missouri, Connecticut, California, and India, receive prize money, publication, and invitation to literary representation. Montpelier, Vt.—Hunger Mountain, the Vermont College of Fine Arts Journal of the Arts, today announced the winners of the 2015 Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult & Children’s Writing. The contest received nearly 200 entries…