Now open for submissions!

Mount Hope is a twice-yearly literary journal published at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI. We're looking for literary fiction (up to 5,000 words), poetry (up to 5 poems may be submitted together) and nonfiction essays and memoirs (up to 5,000 words). We welcome aspiring writers and seasoned authors. 

(9/18/18) Congratulations to author Peter Grandbois, whose essay "Passion" (Mount Hope Issue 12) was cited as a "Notable Essay of 2017" in Best American Essays 2018.

Announcement (5/15/18): We are tying our university's annual theme, “Ocean State/State of the Ocean: The challenge of sea level rise" for our Spring 2019 Issue. The topic of "Rising Seas"  seeks essays, fiction, poetry and the like on the more generalized topic of climate change, the environment or nature and how these affect us. This topic can be connected closely or loosely; not all submissions need to be on this topic to be considered, but part of the magazine will be devoted to this.

We publish graphic stories and excerpts of graphic novels. Be aware we have a vertical format and the images sent must conform. We typically run 10-12 images with multiple panels per page. See issues of our magazine in ISSUU for examples. We prefer submissions be one entity, such as a PDF booklet. We'll request high-quality images if we choose to publish.
We publish up to 12 images that tell stories about people. See past issues for examples. Please no landscapes, still lives or staged work. We'd prefer your submission be a single entity, such as a pdf booklet or Word file. If we choose to publish, we'll request higher-quality images from you.
Literary nonfiction of up to 5,000 words. Please no academic papers or opinion pieces.
Up to 5 poems in one submission. Please format with your name on the submission.
Literary fiction, up to 5,000 words. Please format properly.
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