We accept the following unpublished unsolicited submissions:

  • Up to 3 poems (maximum 7 pages)
  • 1 short story or novel excerpt (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words)
  • 3 pieces of flash fiction (1000 words per piece)
  • 1 piece of literary creative nonfiction (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words)
  • Up to 10 pages of experimental or cross-genre literature (including graphic stories, 10-minute plays, 3000 words maximum if prose)
  • 3 to 10 pieces of visual art, must be a series
  • All written submissions must be in .doc or .docx file format (Microsoft Word or Open Office files)

Writers and artists may submit only once, in a single genre, per submission period. The submission period is:

  • December 1 to June 1 for inclusion in the Spring issue (released in May)

Once published in our journal, contributors may submit again after two years.

Response times vary from four to nine months, depending on where your submission falls in the reading period, but we will usually respond within five months.

If your submission is accepted for publication in the journal, you will receive two free copies of the journal issue that your work appears in, and a discount on additional copies of the issue.

Beginning March of 2016, we are now charging a small service fee ($2) for submissions*. This administrative fee helps fund our online submission system and ensures that Fourteen Hills will continue as an outlet for exciting and diverse new work. (*Submission fees are waived for current subscribers to Fourteen Hills. To support us as a subscriber, please visit our Subscriptions page.)

We are now accepting submissions for the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award. The winning poet will receive $500 and publication in the Spring 2019 issue of Fourteen Hills. There is no submission fee. Poems not chosen for the award will be considered for publication in Fourteen Hills.

Stacy Doris was a poet, translator, and an Associate Professor in San Francisco State University's Department of Creative Writing, where she taught for ten years. Her poetry is widely recognized; Fledge: A Phenomenology of Spirit, published shortly after her death, is available from Nightboat Books. Poet Maxine Chernoff has referred to it as “a miracle of attentiveness.” She was also highly regarded for her writing in French and her contribution to interactions among contemporary French and American poetry and poets.

Doris created new worlds with her unexpected poetics. Following upon her spirit of creative invention, engaging wit and ingenious playfulness, discovery in construction, and radical appropriations based on classical forms, pastiche, etc., and love, the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award is given to a poet with a truly inventive spirit. 

Additional Requirements:

  • Submission deadline: January 1, 2019
  • Submissions only accepted via Submittable
  • Minimum 3 pages; maximum 10 pages
  • Maximum 1 poem per author
  • Students currently enrolled at San Francisco State University are ineligible
  • Poems submitted for the award will also be considered for publication in Fourteen Hills
  • Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office)

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