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#23: Silence & Power

Lean in and listen closely to our newest issue, curated by guest editors Natalie Scenters-Zapico, James Scott, and Yamile S. Méndez. FICTION by Tiphanie Yanique, Michael Martone, Gabriela Denise Frank, Mark Powell, & Michael Nye; POETRY by Eloisa Amezcua, Paul Tran, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Amelia Martens, Tina Carlson, Gabriel Dozal, Lupe Méndez, Lauren Espinoza, Brad Rose, Jade Hurter, John A. Nieves, Lizzy Fox, W. Todd Kaneko, Jihyun Yun, Theophilus Kwek, & Jake Skeets; CREATIVE NONFICTION by Rita Banerjee & Akiko Yosano (translated from the Japanese by Marissa Skeels); CHILDREN’S LITERATURE by Yan Fécu, Beth Little, Noah Weisz, & Margo Lemieux; ARTWORK by Sascha Düser, Rui Chaves, Anna Spool, Sondra Graff, Jason Fowler, Keri Dennison-Leidecker, Irina Iriser, Min An, Christian Colton, Sam Flora, Meridyth Espindola, Jimmy Henderson, Seth Depiesse, & Dana Lyons. Purchase a single issue for $12 here. 

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#22: Everyday Chimeras

This issue just might transform you. Guest Editors Melissa Febos & Donika Kelly have chosen 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.

Published 2018. $8 Purchase here.

#21: Masked/Unmasked

Uncover the odd, the shocking, the beautiful, and the mysterious. FICTION by Brian Evenson, Brenda Peynado, Rav Grewal-Kök, Robert Lopez, Lucy Corin, & 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, & Nate Pritts; CREATIVE NONFICTION by Lily Hoang & Jenn Grunigen; CHILDREN’S LITERATURE by Meg Kearney, William Alexander, Rob Costello, Rachel Yeaman, Sabrina Mock-Rossi, & Elizabeth Maria Naranjo.

Published 2017. $8 Purchase here. 

#20: Edges

ARTWORK by Cynthia Atwood & Nils Karsten; FICTION by Xu Xi, Robin MacArthur, Raymond Fleischmann, Daniel Presley, Lenore Myka, S. Frederic Liss, Hope Chernov, & Roberta Harold; YOUNG ADULT AND MIDDLE GRADE FICTION by Toni Ann Johnson & Adi Rule; CREATIVE NONFICTION by Sheila Grace Stuewe, Eileen M.K. Bobek, Brad Felver, Toni Mirosevich, & 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, & J. August Cosmico. 

Published 2016. $8 Purchase here.

#19: The Body Issue

Hunger Mountain Issue 19: The Body IssueThis issue intends to create a collage that address the body and all its myriad forms & functions, flaws & 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, CREATIVE NONFICTION, FICTION, & CHILDREN’S LITERATURE contests, & a Middle Grade novel-in-verse that’s also a book-within-a-book.

Published 2015. $8 Purchase here.

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, & Cody Walker. CREATIVE NONFICTION by Dionisia Moarales, Allie Rowbottom, & Julie Marie Wade. POETRY 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, Kathleen O’Toole, & Ann Pelletier. YOUNG ADULT & CHILDREN’S LITERATURE by Maggie Lehrman, Jackie Lea Sommers, & Christina Soontornvat. ARTWORK by Kerri Augenstein, Cathy Jones, Joan Linder, & Samuel Rowlett.

Published 2013/2014. $8 Purchase here.

#17: Labyrinths

Hunger Mountain 17 LabyrinthsOur anniversary celebrates ten years of publication, & 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 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.

Published 2012. $8 Purchase here.

#16: Menagerie

Hunger Mountain 16 MenagerieNewPages praises the Hunger Mountain Menagerie for its “visual elegance,” & “for its variability and literary richness, but more even for its lovely visual presentation.” Stories, poems, and thoughts about beasts of all kinds from Adam Levin, Laura van den Berg, Dani Shapiro, Robin Black, Edith Pearlman, Nancy Eimers, Pam Houston, Ron Carlson, & William Olsen; glossy full-color photographs by Linda Adele Goodine; an essay on secondary characters in fiction by Robin Black; poems by Marge Piercy, Mark Doty, & many other poets.

Published 2011. $8 Purchase here.

#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: 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, & 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 on to say, “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. $8 Purchase here.