We accept the following unpublished unsolicited submissions: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 periods are:

  • September 1 to December 1 for inclusion in the summer issue (released in May)
  • March 1 to June 1 for inclusion in the winter issue (released in December)

Once published in our journal, contributors may submit again after one year.

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.)

Ends on May 27, 2017

DETAILS OF THE AWARD:

  • The winning manuscript is published by Fourteen Hills Press and the SFSU Creative Writing Department.
  • In 2017, the award will go to a poetry submission, and 300 copies of the winning manuscript will be printed. In 2018, the award will go to a prose submission. 
  • The author will receive 50 complimentary copies one month after the release of the book. The author will also have the opportunity to purchase additional copies of the book at a considerable discount.
  • Fourteen Hills Press will layout the book and decide on a cover design in cooperation with the author of the manuscript.
  • Fourteen Hills Press will organize a release party in San Francisco to be held immediately before the release of the book.
  • The book will be distributed through Small Press Distribution and the consignment efforts of the Fourteen Hills Press staff.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION:
  1. You must be currently enrolled as a student at SFSU or have graduated within the past two years.
  2. Your manuscript must be at least 45 pages in length, and no more than 75 pages in length.
  3. The cover letter field must include your name, the title of your manuscript, your phone number, mailing address, email, and SFSU student ID number (or graduation year).
  4. Your submission document must include a table of contents if there are multiple works within your manuscript.
  5. No revisions to the manuscript will be accepted after submission.
  6. Individual works may have been previously published in magazines or journals, but the entire manuscript must be unpublished. Manuscripts that have been previously self-published are ineligible.
  7. You must have no prior relationship to the judge. The judge will be announced in the coming weeks.
Ends on June 1, 2017$2.00
$2.00
1 short story or novel excerpt (maximum 25 pages or 7500 words)
Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 
Ends on June 1, 2017
Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills as a current subscriber!

If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu. If you are not a current subscriber and would like to subscribe before submitting, please visit our Subscriptions page. If you are not interested in subscribing, please submit using the regular Fiction Submission page

1 short story or novel excerpt (maximum 25 pages or 7500 words)
Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 
Ends on June 1, 2017$2.00
$2.00
Up to 3 poems
Maximum 7 pages
Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 
Ends on June 1, 2017
Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills as a current subscriber! 

If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu. If you are not a current subscriber and would like to subscribe before submitting, please visit our Subscriptions page. If you are not interested in subscribing, please submit using the regular Poetry Submission page

Up to 3 poems
Maximum 7 pages
Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 
Ends on June 1, 2017$2.00
$2.00

3 pieces of flash fiction (1000 words per piece)

Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 

Ends on June 1, 2017

Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills as a current subscriber! 

If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu. If you are not a current subscriber and would like to subscribe before submitting, please visit our Subscriptions page. If you are not interested in subscribing, please submit using the regular Flash Fiction Submission page.


3 pieces of flash fiction (1000 words per piece)

Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 

Ends on June 1, 2017$2.00
$2.00

1 piece of creative nonfiction (note: we rarely publish nonfiction, so make sure it's of a very high quality)

25 pages, 7500 word limit

Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 
Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills as a subscriber!

If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu. If you are not a current subscriber and would like to subscribe before submitting, please visit our Subscriptions page. If you are not interested in subscribing, please submit using the regular Creative Nonfiction Submission page


1 piece of creative nonfiction 25 pages, 7500 word limit 

Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office)

Ends on June 1, 2017$2.00
$2.00

Up to 10 pages (3000 words) of experimental or cross-genre literature (including graphic stories and 10-minute plays)

Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 
Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills as a current subscriber.

If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu. If you are not a current subscriber and would like to subscribe before submitting, please visit our Subscriptions page. If you are not interested in subscribing, please submit using the regular Experimental or Cross Genre page

Up to 10 pages (3000 words) of experimental or cross-genre literature (including graphic stories and 10-minute plays)

Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 
Ends on June 1, 2017$2.00
$2.00

3 to 10 pieces of visual art, must be a series

If you are sending more than one piece, please include them all in a zip file.
Ends on June 1, 2017
Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills as a current subscriber.

If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu. If you are not a current subscriber and would like to subscribe before submitting, please visit our Subscriptions page. If you are not interested in subscribing, please submit using the regular Visual Art page


3 to 10 pieces of visual art, must be a series.

If you are sending more than one piece, please include them all in a zip file.
$5.00 - 28.00

Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills with your subscription! 

Subscriptions begin with the next published issue and subscription prices include shipping and handling. All current subscribers are entitled to free online submissions to Fourteen Hills.