The Hunger is a journal of visceral writing that publishes fiction, poetry, nonfiction, hybrid work, and visual art in three issues yearly, appearing in the Winter, Spring, and Fall.
The Hunger began in Summer of 2017 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, as the project of two friends who met in an MFA program and became one another’s “ideal reader” through a mutual attraction to emotionally eviscerating writing. As writers themselves, they noticed a void in the literary magazine market for the kind of work they are inspired to write and read: writing that guts you, that makes you howl with its honesty, that leaves you bloodied, raw, and hungering for more. The Hunger is looking for the lyrical, the strange, the uncomfortable, the vulnerable, the mangled monsters inside.
We strive to create a writing community that is founded on principles of inclusion and diversity, and gives a platform to a wide range of voices. We encourage all people, regardless of race, gender identity, faith, sexual orientation, or political affiliation to submit.
They nominate for Best of the Net and aim to widely promote our contributors’ work.
Poetry (3-5 poems, in one document)
Nonfiction (1 to 5,000 words)
Hybrid/Experimental (no specified word count)
Art/Photography (send up to 5 images in .jpg format)
Winter Issue: October 1-December 15
Spring Issue: February 1-April 15
Fall Issue: June 1-August 15
Send all submissions to email@example.com
In the subject line, state the genre and title of the work (ex: Fiction: An Experiment in Emptiness). If sending poetry, list the title of the first poem in the packet. In the email, please include a cover letter and third-person bio (under 100 words), listing previous publications, fun facts, or any other viable information.
Please attach your submission as a word document or PDF.
Because we want the quality of work to speak for itself, PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY IDENTIFYING INFORMATION ON THE DOCUMENT ITSELF, INCLUDING YOUR NAME OR CONTACT INFORMATION.
We do not accept submissions pasted into the body of your email.
Please only send two submissions per genre per reading period.
All submissions received outside of the open reading periods listed above will go unread and unresponded to. If simultaneously submitting, promptly send us an email to the address above letting us know the work has been accepted elsewhere, so that we can withdraw it from our system. Only unpublished work will be considered (unpublished for us means it has not previously appeared in its entirety online or in print, including blogs and social media). The Hunger claims First North American Serial Rights, with rights reverting back to the author upon publication. We kindly ask that if the work is reprinted in a full collection or anthology it is credited as first appearing in The Hunger. We cannot currently offer payment to contributors, aside from our ravenous gratitude (but we hope to change this soon!).
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