Deadline for Special Issue on Forests Submissions: Oct 31st

Multi-genre and multi-perspective; local, regional, and international; featuring the established, the neglected, and the emerging; Cold Mountain Review aims to recapture strands of its founding vision as well as to offer new and innovating ideas about place, sustainability, writing, and art. Come join us as we create the serious mischief of cultural change. 

We strongly encourage you to visit our website before submitting your work.

Due to the number of submissions we receive, we ask that you refrain from submitting to us more than once a year, unless solicited by the editors.

We are unable to respond to submissions received outside of our reading period (August through May). 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 look forward to reading your work!


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 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 photography. Pieces submitted for consideration should be submitted as jpeg files. All images should be saved at a resolution of 300 dpi or higher.

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This issue explores the political, cultural, and ecological lives of forests. Forests bring us into contact with ancestral pasts, collective memories and histories, haunted presents, and contingent futures. As complex ecosystems, human, plant, and animal habitats, cultural symbols of conservation and wilderness, “natural resources,” archives of anti-colonial resistance, or sacred abodes of the ancestors, forests emerge as sites of political struggles and spaces for negotiation of multiple visions of the good life. We welcome submissions that reanimate forests as places of power and authority and explore how they continue to shape our ideas of what it means to be human in ways that gesture towards more eco-egalitarian, sustainable worlds.

Please submit poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, interviews, photography and other visual art.  Although CMR is not a scholarly journal, we welcome critically informed work and hybrid genres.  Surprise us!

Deadline:  September 30, 2016