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Hunger Mountain 22: Everyday Chimeras 

General submissions are now OPEN for our upcoming print issue

The theme for our 2018 print issue, Hunger Mountain 22, is Everyday Chimeras. Please submit to us! Surprise us with your interpretation of our theme. We’re looking for work that explores chimeras in small and large ways, through content or form. We accept submissions in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children and young adults—as well as hybrid forms.

Submission Guidelines – Detailed

Fiction: Please submit a double-spaced manuscript of up to 8,000 words.

Creative Nonfiction: Please submit a double-spaced manuscript of up to 8,000 words.

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

YA and Children’s Lit: Please submit a text only manuscript of up to 8,000 words.


If your piece is chosen to be published in an issue of Hunger Mountain, you will receive our standard compensation amount of $50 for prose and $25 for poetry (we wish it could be more!), as well as a complimentary contributor print copy of the issue.


We ask for first serial rights—after that, the rights will revert to you. If your work is reprinted, we ask that you reference our prior publication. Please consider that Hunger Mountain’s first publication rights may include print and online publication.

How to Submit 

We accept general submissions through Submittable only. We wish we could accept surface mail submissions as well, but our staff are scattered far and wide over the globe, and there just isn’t anyone in the office to read hard copy submissions. If you send us submissions through the mail, we will return them to you unread. There is a $3 maintenance fee for using Submittable, roughly the same cost as envelopes, printer ink, and postage for mailing a prose piece or three poems and an SASE. Submittable is not a free service for us, and we have to charge a fee in order to use it. However, we do happily waive the fee for subscribers. If you have subscribed or purchased a copy of Hunger Mountain in the past year, please submit free of charge.

We recommend that you read back issues of Hunger Mountain before submitting. Browse our online archives, subscribe, or order back issues of the print journal.

Ephemeral Artery (Hunger Mountain’s online companion):

We are currently NOT accepting submissions for our website at this time. General Submissions open September 15 – May 1 (inquiries sent outside of the submission period may go unanswered).

To Submit a Book Review, Craft Essay, Interview, or Literary Ephemera to Ephemeral Artery (online only), please send a query to indicating which section you are interested in and one of our editors will get back to you with submission guidelines.

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