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Mount Hope is a literary magazine produced by a small group of undergraduate students at Roger Williams University. We publish fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and photo series.

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What we'd like to see...


Fiction Submissions

Fiction pieces for Mount Hope should closely align with the points below:

  • Short stories that have a defined and engaging plot. The story should have a purpose/overarching theme that allows it to relate to a wide range of audiences.

  • Stories that include diversity and originality of thought, perspective, and culture. The more it relates to the world we live in today, the better.

  • Stories that are close to our word limit should exceed the expectations of our editorial staff to be considered for publication, (quality over quantity!)

Lastly, our goal is to be able to submit stories that are developed enough for Best American Short Stories.

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Non-Fiction Submissions

Nonfiction work that we should try and attract are those that echo the sentiments of the works that we have decided to submit to Best American Essays.

That being said:

  • Organized articles that look at current affairs, happenings, and stories (Not Opinions) that include broad research.

  • Narratives that are unique to one's profession/obsession. Personal narratives on upbringing, illnesses, and personal obstacles must exceed excellence to be considered for publication.

  • See articles/researched stories in The Atlantic and The New Yorker for examples.

As a magazine that has received honorable mentions in Best Americans Essays, we are striving to have you published there.

Poetry Submissions

We are aiming to publish poetry that aligns with the following criteria:   

  • Accessible and fresh

    • Open to work in a variety of forms (visual, found, narratives in verse, translations).  

  • Strong command of language

    • Don’t need an MFA understanding of poetry, but knows when to use the “right” word.     

  • Tells a compelling, universal, current narrative

    • Understands today’s culture and can effectively communicate these experiences beyond a secluded personal experience.

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