Spring 2024 (Volume LXXVII, No. 1)








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Poetry submissions now open!

Submit your poems to The Hudson Review! We are open for regular poetry submissions from April 1–June 30. Submit up to seven poems No simultaneous submissions No previously published work (if your poem has appeared in any form, including online—in a blog, social media post, etc.—we consider it to be previously published work) NO ELECTRONIC […]

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 […]

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 […]