Hunger Mountain (Blog 21)

Hunger Mountain is a Literary Journal that accepts submissions of Creative NonFiction. It’s audience for Creative NonFiction ranges from young adult to adult.


–          Accepts submissions with vision, intent, craft, and an ability to transport the reader into the world of the artist.

–          Must be original and unpublished

–          Double-spaced manuscript that does not exceed 10,000 words.

–          Accept personal, lyrical, and meditative essays, memoirs, collages, rants, and humor, but they do not limit acceptances to these

–          Submissions must include recognition of truth, a unique voice with a firm command of language, and an engaging story with multiple pressure points

–          No fee to submit

–          No payment

–          Submissions accepted year round with a 4 month response time

–          Submit through their online submission manager


–          Anyone can enter

–          $20 entry fee.

–          Entries must be postmarked by September 10th

–          Submit one piece of creative nonfiction, not to exceed 10,000 words

–          Writing must be original, written in English, and previously unpublished

–          Your name or address should not appear anywhere on the essay

–          If you send your entry in the mail, enclose an index card with essay title and your name, address, phone number, and email address

–          If you send your entry in the mail, enclose an SASE for notification of winners

–          You may also enclose a postage-paid postcard for acknowledgement of entry (if you’d like)

–          Entries must be typed, double-spaced, and on one side of the paper only

–          Use a paper clip or send unbound—no staples or binding, please

–          Once submitted, entries cannot be altered

–          All entries will be considered for general publication as well as for the CNF Prize

–          Simultaneous submissions are okay, but there will be no refunds of entry fees to work that is accepted elsewhere.

–          Multiple entries allowed—each entry must include a separate entry fee

–          No entries will be returned.

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