General Submission Guidelines

GENERAL SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FROM MAY 1-OCTOBER 15.

Prose (Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, & YA & Children’s Literature): Please submit a double-spaced manuscript of up to 8,000 words.

Poetry: Please submit no more than five poems (all in one file).

We only consider work that has not been previously published in print or online—personal websites and social media platforms do count as previous publication.

 

Payment

$50 for prose and $25 for poetry, as well as two copies of the print issue, designed by a VCFA MFA student in Graphic Design.

Rights

We ask for first serial rights, including print and online publication—after that, the rights will revert to you. If your work is reprinted, we ask that you reference our prior publication.

How to Submit 

We recommend you read previous issues and our Mission Statement to get an idea of who we are and what excites us. When you’ve chosen your finest writing that might be a good fit for Hunger Mountain, we accept general submissions here.