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 [email protected] 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