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Hunger Mountain

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction


Flash Nonfiction




Hunger mountain is created by the faculty and students in the Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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  • Response time:  / 
    49 days*
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  • Acceptance rate:
    9% *
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Find more details in the Genres section

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Speculative

Submission fee: $ 3

We welcome work that is genre-less and the traditional genres some magazines shun—yes, that means we want more speculative fiction! We don’t believe in the divide between literary and genre fiction. We want to read your science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, ecofabulism, irrealism and slipstream.

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Fantasy, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Magical Realism, Science Fiction, Speculative

Submission fee: $ 3

Nonfiction - 8000 words max

Max words: 8000

Max pieces: 1

Submission fee: $ 3


Nonfiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3


Max pieces: 5

Submission fee: $ 3


Max words: 8000

Submission fee: $ 3

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).

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

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  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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  • Additional info

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

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

49 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

1 days

Fastest response time

103 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 162 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

31 days

12-month average response time

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