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Submissions will open on February 15, 2023 and close on August 15, 2023. $500 prize for first place winner in each category. Publication in Hunger Mountain for first-place winners and runner-ups.

Please enter one original, unpublished story under 6,000 words per submission fee. Submissions should be anonymous. Your name or any other information that would allow someone to identify you (email address etc.) should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Contact information should only be included in the Submittable form. Manuscripts should be submitted double spaced and in 12 point type. This year’s judge is Fernando A. Flores, author of Tears of the Trufflepig and Valleyesque.

We ask that you do not include song lyrics or any other copyrighted material in your submissions.

Please read the general guidelines before submitting. If you have questions, please email hungermtn@vcfa.edu.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.