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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
House Mountain Review is an online literary journal that publishes innovative, aesthetically-diverse poetry and visual art. HMR welcomes works that explore various forms of difference, broadly defined, and that interrogate aesthetic conventions. We particularly encourage submissions by writers and artists from underrepresented perspectives and backgrounds. House Mountain Review is named in homage to House Mountain in Rockbridge County, Virginia. Together its two peaks, Big and Little House Mountains, form a peerless landmark rising above the surrounding blue hills. In the words of Wallace Stevens, HMR is a place for poets to go their “own way,” but also to find their “unique and solitary” mountain homes. Like Stevens, we believe in the poem’s power to preserve, transform, and sustain new realities, and like its namesake, HMR aspires to be an outlook—an enduring reference point in the fields of innovative poetry and visual art.
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Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
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Primary Editor/Contact Person
Julie Phillips Brown
essays, poetry, reviews, art
House Mountain Review welcomes unsolicited submissions of innovative, aesthetically-diverse poetry and visual art during two open reading periods: 1 October - 15 December for Spring, and 1 May - 15 July for Fall. Submissions received outside of these dates may be considered for the next open reading period. Simultaneous submissions are encouraged, provided that authors notify HMR immediately when a piece has been accepted elsewhere. House Mountain Review obtains First North American Serial Rights to publish writing. Upon publication, all rights revert back to the author. As a courtesy, we ask that you acknowledge House Mountain Review as the place of first publication for any subsequent publications of the work. A reading fee of $3 directly supports the production costs for the journal. Multiple submissions are welcome, but each submission must be accompanied by its own reading fee.
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions
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Simultaneous Submissions Accepted
1 - 3 months
Annual Broadside Contest
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Publish Print Anthology?
Julie Phillips Brown
How Did You Arrive At Your Current Position?
My editing background includes years of working as an Assistant Editor at EPOCH, and later, as the Executive Director and faculty advisor for Cadence, a student-run journal for undergraduate literature and the arts.
What Is The Staff Structure At Your Magazine/press?
House Mountain Review has three Poetry Editors and one Arts Editor, as well as numerous standing readers. We work collaboratively to read and evaluate incoming submissions, always with the utmost respect for the work of our writers and artists.
Do You Have Any Cover Letter Advice?
We prefer cover letters that specify the titles of the works under consideration and that mention any previous publications that may be relevant. Brief biographical information and social media links are also encouraged.
How Are Submissions Processed In Your Magazine/press?
Incoming submissions are assigned to Readers and Editors with an eye toward giving each submission the best chance of acceptance.
What Do You Look For In A Submission?
HMR welcomes works that explore various forms of difference, broadly defined, and that interrogate aesthetic conventions. We particularly encourage submissions by writers and artists from underrepresented perspectives and backgrounds.
What Advice Do You Have For First-time Submitters?
Try, and then keep on trying!
Who Is Your Ideal Reader?
Our ideal reader would be someone who delights in challenges to convention, and whose tastes are omnivorous.