We are open for submissions in fiction, CNF, and translation. Please submit prose of no more than 8,000 words or up to three flash pieces all in one document.

Hunger Mountain Review seeks to provide a platform for traditionally silenced voices, to expand representation in literature and to examine culture with a critical eye. We pursue this mission through the work we both solicit and select from submissions.

We want writing that explores, questions and challenges. We want writing that remains open. We want work that thinks about what it’s trying to do for others and the world.

Writing submitted to us will be thoroughly and open-heartedly read, and unlike many literary journals we reserve roughly 50% of each issue for unsolicited work.

While a cover letter is not required, feel free to submit one along with your work. If you chose to include one, please tell us whatever we need to know about you and how you identify in order to meet your work on its own terms.

While we have no problem with simultaneous submissions, if your work is accepted elsewhere, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible. For us, this means within 24 hours in most cases. Please withdraw through Submittable, not by sending us an email.

Current students and faculty in the MFA in Writing Program cannot submit to the magazine. Alumnx must wait two years after the date of graduation to submit.

Hunger Mountain accepts translations of fiction, literary nonfiction, plays, poetry and works that fall somewhere in between. We are interested in publishing translated works that do not fit neatly into established categories.

Upon acceptance, we will ask translators to prepare a translator’s note (of less than 1000 words) that contextualizes the work and discusses the translation process. This can also come in the form of a discussion between author and translator. At that time we also encourage you to send (if possible) a one minute recording of a portion of the piece in its original language to give readers an idea of the sound of the work.

To be considered for publication, translation submissions must include:

· The translation in a standard format other than PDF—we would like to be able to copy & paste the work.

· Short biographies (50-100 words) of both the author and the translator.

· All relevant rights and permissions for publication of the text and the translation from the author and/or rightsholder(s). A copy of the email from the author or publisher is usually sufficient.

Submissions without all three of these components will not be considered for publication.


Please follow genre requirements above, including collating your entire submission in a single document and including your name, the work’s title, and the fact that it is a translation in the file name (i.e. name_title_translation).

Thank you for sharing our pursuit to elevate the best of today’s literature.

Ends on $3.00
$3.00

Please read our General Guidelines before submitting.  

Then, please submit a story of no more than 8,000 words, or up to three flash pieces. 

We look forward to reading your best!

Ends on $3.00
$3.00

Please read our General Guidelines before submitting.

Hunger Mountain accepts translations of fiction, literary nonfiction, plays, poetry, & works that fall somewhere in between. We are interested in publishing translated works that do not fit neatly into established categories.

To be considered for publication, translation submissions must include:

  • Both the source text & the translation in a standard format that is NOT PDF—we would like to be able to copy & paste the work.
  • Short biographies (50-100 words) of both the author & the translator.
  • All relevant rights & permissions for publication of the text & the translation from the author &/or rightsholder(s).

Submissions without all three of these components will not be considered for publication.

Please follow genre requirements above, including collating your entire submission in a single document & including your name, the work’s title, & the fact that it is a translation in the file name (i.e. name_title_translation).

Upon publication, we will ask translators to prepare a translator’s note (of less than 1000 words) that contextualizes the work &/or discusses the translation process.

Ends on $3.00
$3.00

Please read our General Guidelines before submitting.  

Then, please submit an essay of no more than 8,000 words, or up to three flash pieces. 

We look forward to reading your best!

Hunger Mountain Review