Cold Mountain Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Cold Mountain Review seeks to publish work that is informed by, and attempts to engage with eco- and social-justice issues and experiences.

We welcome work from both established and previously un/under-published contributors of all backgrounds and identities, including people of color (BIPOC), those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, members of religious minorities, people originally from or currently living outside the United States, and all others whom the traditional publishing industry has historically underrepresented. 

We do not accept previously published work, and we do not assume responsibility for the delay, loss, or damage of submissions. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable. Contact us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere and please withdraw your submission online.

Thank you for your interest in Cold Mountain Review. We hope you will join us as we create the serious mischief of cultural change.

Annual Online Issue:

Cold Mountain Review will publish one full issue each year on our website. Submissions will be accepted here from October 1 to November 15 annually.  


We accept up to five single-spaced poems per submission. Poems must be previously unpublished, including online-only publication. 

Creative Nonfiction

We welcome submissions in all sub-genres of creative nonfiction (essay, memoir, narrative journalism, etc.), but please do not submit more than one piece at a time. Creative Nonfiction manuscripts should be under 6,000 words.


Interviews with creative writers and artists in all genres should be submitted as edited transcripts. Please indicate in your cover letter where and when the interview took place, and the circumstances that led to the interview. Interviews should be no more than five double-spaced pages in length.


Cold Mountain Review is pleased to review high quality short stories of 6,000 words and under. We will consider novel excerpts if the submission is an exemplary stand-alone piece. 


We are always interested in reviewing full-color art, including portfolios of photographs, print art, or fine art images. Pieces submitted for consideration should be submitted as .jpeg, .tiff, .png, or .pdf files. All images should be saved with the title of the work as the filename at a resolution of 300 dpi or higher.

Annual Book Contest:

Cold Mountain Press will publish one winning manuscript in prose and one winning manuscript in poetry each year. Submissions will be accepted here from June 1 to June 30 annually. 


Each year we accept a full length manuscript of prose. In even years we will accept fiction entries. In odd years we will accept creative nonfiction. 


Each year will accept a full length manuscript of poetry. Chapbook length submissions are discouraged. 

Cold Mountain Review