Issue 02 – Call for Submissions & Pitches

Hungry is now accepting submissions for Issue 02: “It’s Complicated”.

We came to this theme thinking about the complexities of our relationships to food. Sometimes we hate our home cooking, recipes don’t always go as planned, and our relationship to food can be difficult.

We want to hear about the complicated parts of your food relationships  – the messy, the fraught, the hilarious, the unexpected, the problematic. 


We enjoy art and writing that makes us laugh, makes us cry, makes us question. We enjoy writing that is candid, raw, critical, irreverent, thoughtful, loving. We want stories that challenge, critique, inspire, that connect the personal to the political, and the individual to community. We want to elevate and amplify alternative and radical ways of imagining just food systems. We want your writing and art if you engage with food in any way – if you eat, make, grow, think about food –  whether you are involved in the food industry, in agriculture, in community food work, in feeding yourself and others. 

Types of content we are interested in:

  • Original reporting/investigative articles
  • Interviews and profiles 
  • Recipes
  • Poetry, personal essays, fiction
  • Illustrations 
  • And more! Pitch an idea to us! 

*Submission Guidelines*

Pitches can be sent to our email at hello@hungryzine.com while final submissions are to be sent through our google form here.

Pitches (by November 19, 2021):

*Pitch us your idea if you prefer not to create something unless you know that we will be pursuing your piece.

  • Pitches should be 500 words or less.
  • Outline the story you want to tell or piece of art you want to create, why it matters here and now, what perspective you will bring to it, and why you think this story is a fit for Hungry.
  • Include your bio and links to previously published work or portfolios if you have them (no worries if you don’t, we are interested in work by emerging creators too!).
  • We will be in touch by December 19, 2021 if we would like to pursue your piece.

Submissions (Deadline is December 19, 2021):

Poetry: Please submit a maximum of three poems as a Google doc or Word doc.

Fiction and Nonfiction: Please submit a maximum of 1000 words as a Google doc or Word doc. Writing can include but not limited to short stories, essays, interviews, and recipes. 

Visual art and photography: Please send up to three high-resolution images. We accept submissions in colour (see details on colours below). Please be aware that Hungry will be printed on a risograph press. If you have questions about setting up your file for riso-printing, please contact us.

Colours for Issue 02 will be black and gold.

Black (PANTONE Black U, #000000) and Metallic Gold (PANTONE 872 U, #ac936e)

*Please include your name on all files.

**Please note at this time we are only accepting previously unpublished submissions from authors located in so-called Canada. 


*About Submitting to Hungry*

Based on feedback we heard from contributors, this issue we will be accepting a combination of pitches as well as completed submissions. The deadline for pitches is November 19, 2021 and the final deadline for submissions is December 19, 2021 . 

We want to respect you and your work by providing a reasonable response time. We are a tiny team with limited capacity (juggling jobs, school and a new baby), so you will hear from us only if we have selected your piece for publication in Issue 02: It’s Complicated. You can expect to hear back from us about your piece(s) by mid-January 2022. If you do not hear from us by the end of January, that means we haven’t been able to include your piece in this issue. Please do share more of your work for future issues!

All contributors whose work is selected will be paid $50 upon publication of Issue 02.

We prioritize the work of creators whose voices are missing in food media. We make this happen with an intentional selection process and a committed editorial team. If you would like to learn more about our values and how your submission might align, please read more at http://www.hungryzine.com/about/.

Issue 01 – Call for Submissions & Pitches

Hungry is now accepting submissions and pitches for Issue 01, our official first issue. We want your art and writing on the theme of PRESERVE. How do we continue to preserve our cultures, traditions, and relationships to food? What do you preserve? What does your harvest include? How is preservation linked to power?

Types of content we are interested in:

  • Original reporting/investigative pieces
  • Interviews and profiles of people doing cool things in relation to preservation
  • Recipes about preservation processes (e.g. how to make pickles, kimchi, sauerkraut, jam, chutneys…)
  • Creative and quirky interpretations of preservation and self-preservation (e.g. how is preserving food linked to survival for you? What are your favourite highly-preserved foods?)
  • Illustrations
  • And more…pitch an idea to us! 

*Submission Guidelines*

We are accepting pitches and submissions. This issue we will be accepting a combination of pitches as well as completed submissions. The deadline for pitches is July 18th, 2021 and the final deadline for submissions is August 15th, 2021. 

Pitches can be sent to our email at hello@hungryzine.com while final submissions are to be sent through our google form here.

Pitches:

*Pitch process: pitch us your idea, we will get back to you to let you know if we will pursue your piece, then you can create it. Deadline to pitch is July 18, 2021. We will be in touch by July 31, 2021 if we would like to pursue your piece.

  • Pitches should be 500 words or less.
  • Outline the story you want to tell or piece of art you want to create, why it matters here and now, what perspective you will bring to it, and why you think this story is a fit for Hungry.
  • Include your bio and links to previously published work or portfolios if you have them (no worries if you don’t, we are interested in work by emerging creators too!).

Submissions:

*Submission process: send us your completed work directly, skipping the pitch process.
Deadline for completed submissions is August 15, 2021.

Poetry: Please submit a maximum of three poems as a PDF, DOC or DOCX.

Fiction and Nonfiction: Please submit a maximum of 1000 words as a PDF, DOC or DOCX. Writing can include but not limited to short stories, essays, interviews, and recipes. 

Visual art and photography: Please send up to three low-resolution images. We accept submissions in colour. Please be aware that Hungry will be printed on a risograph press and colour options will be limited (two to three colours). 

*Please include your first and last name on all files.

About Submitting to Hungry

*Please note at this time we are only accepting previously unpublished submissions from authors located in so-called Canada. 

*All contributors whose work is selected will be paid $50 upon publication.

*We prioritize the work of creators whose voices are missing in food media. We make this happen with an intentional selection process and a committed editorial team. If you would like to learn more about our values and how your submission might align, please read more at https://www.hungryzine.com/about/.

*We enjoy art and writing that makes us laugh, makes us cry, makes us question. We enjoy writing that is candid, raw, critical, irreverent, thoughtful, loving. We want stories that challenge, critique, inspire, that connect the personal to the political, and the individual to community. We want to elevate and amplify alternative and radical ways of imagining just food systems. We want your writing and art if you engage with food in any way – if you eat, make, grow, think about food –  whether you are involved in the food industry, in agriculture, in community food work, in feeding yourself and others…

*We want to respect you and your work by providing a reasonable response time. We are a tiny team with limited capacity (juggling jobs, school and a new baby), so you will hear from us only if we have selected your piece for publication in Issue 01. You can expect to hear back from us about your piece(s) by early September 2021. If you do not hear from us by the end of September, that means we haven’t been able to include your piece in this issue. Please do share more of your work for future issues!

Issue 00 – Call for Submissions

Our call for submissions for Issue 00: “Home Cooking” is now closed. Stay tuned for details about the issue’s launch, and call-outs for future issues.

With our first and pilot issue, we honour everyday food knowledge. We are asking for submissions on the theme of home cooking. What does home cooking mean to you? What stories, emotions, questions, relationships does “home cooking” bring up for you? In this year when many of us have been spending much time at home, what are you cooking and eating? What are your comfort foods? Who are the people you learned to cook from? What foods or meals are important to you? From who, or where, did you learn how to prepare them? How do you recreate, create and document home cooking knowledge?

About Submitting to Hungry

  • The deadline for submissions for Issue 00 is March 15th, 2021.
  • We will then review all submissions and make our selections. We want to respect you and your work by providing a reasonable response time. You can expect to hear back from us about your piece(s) by mid-April 2021.
  • If your piece is selected for publication, you will be paid $50 upon publication.
  • We prioritize the work of creators whose voices are missing in food media. We make this happen with an intentional selection process and a committed editorial team. If you would like to learn more about our values and how your submission might align, please read more at https://www.hungryzine.com/about/.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are to be sent through our google form here.

Poetry: Please submit a maximum of three poems as a PDF, DOC or DOCX.

Fiction and Nonfiction: Please submit up to two pieces, with a maximum of 1000 words each, as a PDF, DOC or DOCX. Writing can include but not limited to short stories, essays, interviews, and recipes.

Visual art and Photography: Please send up to three low-resolution images. We accept submissions in colour. Please be aware that Hungry will be printed on a risograph press and colour options will be limited (two to three colours).

Questions? See our Submission FAQs or contact us at hello@hungryzine.com

Issue 00 is made possible thanks to support from APIRG.