Winter 2024 (Volume LXXVI, No. 4)








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Nonfiction submissions now open!

Submit your essays to The Hudson Review! Our reading period is open from January 1 to March 31. 10,000 word limit No simultaneous submissions No previously published work NO ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS! Please mail your manuscript to us at 33 W. 67th St, New York, NY 10023 with a self-addressed stamped envelope enclosed. If you are […]

Announcing the Frederick Morgan Poetry Contest Prizewinners

We are so excited to announce the winners of our Frederick Morgan Poetry Contest: First prize was awarded to Chiwenite Onyekwelu, for his poems “Lute Man” and “I Still Hold Memories.” Second prize went to Othuke Umukoro, for his poems “Understory” and “This.” Third prize went to John Mulcare, for his poems “The Light at […]

Short story contest—SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

To make a long story short: we want your stories! The Hudson Review’s biennial short story contest is open from September 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023. Online submissions close at 11:59 p.m. on November 30; mailed submissions must be postmarked November 30. Guidelines as follows: Open to writers never before published in The Hudson […]

Letter Written During a January Northeaster: a poem by Anne Sexton

Monday Dearest, It is snowing, grotesquely snowing upon the small faces of the dead. Those dear loudmouths, gone for over a year, buried side by side like little wrens. But why should I complain? The dead turn over casually, thinking: Good! No visitors today. My window, which is not a grave, is dark with my […]