Fourteen Hills will accept submissions from February 15th, 2020 thru June 15th 2020 for publication in Fourteen Hills Issue 27, due to be published in spring 2021. 

We accept the following unpublished unsolicited submissions

  • POETRY: Up to 3 poems (maximum 7 pages)
  • FICTION: 1 short story or novel excerpt (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words)
  • FLASH FICTION: 3 pieces of flash fiction (1000 words per piece)
  • CREATIVE NONFICTION: 1 piece of literary creative nonfiction (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words)
  • EXPERIMENTAL or CROSS-GENRE: Up to 10 pages of experimental or cross-genre literature (including graphic stories, 10-minute plays, 3000 words maximum if prose)
  • VISUAL ART: 3 to 10 pieces of visual art, must be a series


Submission Guidelines: 

  • All written submissions must be in .doc or .docx file format (Microsoft Word or Open Office files) 
  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 
  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.
  • Writers and artists may submit only once, in a single genre, per submission period. Current submission period is: 2/15/2020 thru 6/15/2020 (issue published in spring 2021)
  • Submissions which do not follow our guidelines will not be considered. 

As we are now an annual journal, please expect a wait time of 4-8 months depending on when you submit as much of the review occurs during the end of the summer and fall. 

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

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.)

 DETAILS OF THE AWARD:

 

  • The winning manuscript is published by Fourteen Hills Press and the SFSU Creative Writing Department.
  • The 2020 MRBA 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 175 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.  Manuscripts will be judged anonymously. Therefore, the author's name, other identifying information, and publication information must not appear within the manuscript. Only your uploaded manuscript is visible to the judge. 


Fiction submissions can be 1 short story or novel excerpt (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words). 

  • Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 
  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 
  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be read. 
  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.

Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills as a current subscriber! 

 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

Fictions submission should be 1 short story or novel excerpt (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words) 

  • Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office)
  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 
  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be read. 
  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.

Poem submission can be up to 3 poems and a maximum of 7 pages. 

  • Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 
  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 
  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be read. 
  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.

Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills as a current subscriber! 

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

Poem submissions can be up to 3 poems and a maximum of 7 pages. 

  • Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 
  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 
  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be read. 
  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.

Flash fiction submissions can be up to 3 pieces of flash fiction (1000 words per piece)

  • Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 
  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 
  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be read. 
  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.

Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills as a current subscriber!

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.

Flash fiction submissions can be up to 3 pieces of flash fiction (1000 words per piece)

  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 
  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be read. 
  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.
  • Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office)

Creative nonfiction submission should be 1 piece of creative nonfiction (up to 20 pages, 6000 word limit)

  • Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office) 
  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 
  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be read. 
  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.

Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills as a subscriber!

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

Creative nonfiction submission must be 1 piece of creative nonfiction (up to 20 pages, 6000 word limit)

  • Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office)
  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 
  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be read. 
  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.

Experimental or Cross Genre submission can be 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) 
  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 
  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be read. 
  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.

Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills as a current subscriber.

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

Experimental or Cross-Genre submissions can be 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) 
  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 
  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be read. 
  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.

Visual art submissions must be 3 to 10 pieces of visual art and must be part of a series

  • If you are sending more than one piece, please include them all in a zip file. Quality of images will be important in our review of your submissions. 
  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 
  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. 
  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.

Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills as a current subscriber.

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

Visual art submissions should be 3 to 10 pieces of visual art and must be part of a series.

  • If you are sending more than one piece, please include them all in a zip file. Image quality is important in our review, so please send as high a quality as possible. 
  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 
  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be considered. 
  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.

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.


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