Cold Mountain Review seeks to publish work that is informed by, and works to engage with eco- and social-justice issues and experiences. We strongly encourage you to visit our website and review our most recent issue before submitting your work. 

We welcome work from contributors of all backgrounds and identities, including people of color, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, disabled people, members of religious minorities, people originally from or currently living outside the United States, and all others  whom the traditional publishing industry has historically excluded. 

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.


Submit up to five single-spaced poems. 

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. Submissions should be double-spaced. 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. Submissions should be double-spaced.


We are always interested in reviewing full-color cover art for CMR, as well as 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 at a resolution of 300 dpi or higher.

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