The regular submission period is now open! Fourteen Hills will accept submissions from February 15th, 2024 through June 15th 2024 for publication in Fourteen Hills Issue 31, due to be published in Spring 2025. 

We accept the following genres for unpublished unsolicited submissions*

  • POETRY: Up to 3 poems (maximum 7 pages)
  • FICTION: 1 short story or novel excerpt (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words) OR 3 pieces of flash fiction (1000 words per piece)
  • CREATIVE NONFICTION: 1 piece of literary creative nonfiction (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words)
  • EXPERIMENTAL/HYBRID: Up to 3 pieces (maximum 7 pages)
  • VISUAL ART: Up to 10 pieces of visual art


Submission Guidelines: 

  • All written submissions must be in .doc or .docx file format (Microsoft Word or Open Office files) 
  • Cover letter should include, at minimum, contact information and third-person bio (max 3-5 sentences)
  • 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


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 fall. 

If your submission is accepted for publication in the journal, you will receive two free copies of the issue your work appears in and a year's subscription.

We are now charging a small service fee ($3) for submissions*. This administrative fee helps fund our online submission system. 

(*Submission fees are waived for current subscribers to Fourteen Hills. To support us as a subscriber, please visit our Subscriptions page. If this fee poses a financial hardship, please email us at hills@sfsu.edu).

*We are adamantly opposed to AI-generated submissions and reserve the right to reject any piece created with AI-assistance on sight.*

Thank you for supporting Fourteen Hills with your subscription! 

Beginning June 16th, 2021, our subscription fee will be increased to $16. 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.

(To order a single back issue, please indicate the number of the issue you would like in the box below).

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 page.

Experimental/hybrid submissions can be up to 3 pieces, with a maximum of 7 pages (including graphic stories and comics). 

  • Submission file must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format for prose, and .jpg, .tiff, .gif, .png, or zip file for images/comics
  • Cover letter section should include contact information, a third-person author biography (3–5 sentences in length), and any other relevant information.
  • 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.




$3.00

Experimental/hybrid submissions can be up to 3 pieces, with a maximum of 7 pages (including graphic stories and comics).

  • Submission file must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format for prose, and .jpg, .tiff, .gif, .png, or zip file for images/comics
  • Cover letter section should include contact information, a third-person author biography (3–5 sentences in length), and any other relevant information.
  • 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 Visual Art page.

Visual art submissions may be up to 10 pieces of visual art. A series is welcome, but not required.

  • Please label each image with your last name. If your name is not attached to the exported ZIP files, it is immensely difficult to keep track of and manage your valuable submissions.  We want to see your work and give it the attention it deserves.
  • Cover letter section should include contact information, a third-person author biography (3–5 sentences in length), and an image list including titles, art medium, size, and the year it was made. This context helps us decide a lot of things in terms of layout and design when publishing your work.
  • Images should be set, at minimum, 300 ppi and generally will not appear larger than 6" by 9".
  • If you have questions about the status of your submission or subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.
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$3.00

Visual art submissions may be up to 10 pieces of visual art. A series is welcome, but not required.

  • Please label each image with your last name. If your name is not attached to the downloaded files, it is immensely difficult to keep track of and manage your valuable submissions.  We want to see your work and give it the attention it deserves.
  • Cover letter section should include contact information, a third-person author biography (3–5 sentences in length), and an image list including titles, art medium, size, and the year it was made. This context helps us decide a lot of things in terms of layout and design when publishing your work.
  • Images should be set, at minimum, 300 ppi and generally will not appear larger than 6" by 9".
  • If you have questions about the status of your submission or subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.


Creative nonfiction submissions should be 1 piece of long-form creative nonfiction (maximum 20 pages/6000 words, though our sweet spot is 2,000-4,000 words) or up to 3 flash/lyrical pieces (up to 1,000 words each).

  • Submission file(s) must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format (Microsoft Word, Open Office, or Pages).
  • Cover letter section should include contact information, a third-person author biography (3–5 sentences in length), and any other relevant information.
  • If you have questions about the status of your submission or subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.




$3.00

Creative nonfiction submissions should be 1 piece of long-form creative nonfiction (maximum 20 pages/6000 words, though our sweet spot is 2,000-4,000 words) or up to 3 flash/lyrical pieces (up to 1,000 words each).

  • Submission file(s) must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format (Microsoft Word, Open Office, or Pages).
  • Cover letter section should include contact information, a third-person author biography (3–5 sentences in length), and any other relevant information.
  • If you have questions about the status of your submission or 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.

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

  • Submission file(s) must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format (Microsoft Word, Open Office, or Pages).
  • Cover letter section should include contact information, a third-person author biography (3–5 sentences in length), and any other relevant information.
  • If you have questions about the status of your submission or subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.
Ends on $3.00
$3.00

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

  • Submission file(s) must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format (Microsoft Word, Open Office, or Pages).
  • Cover letter section should include contact information, a third-person author biography (3–5 sentences in length), and any other relevant information.
  • If you have questions about the status of your submission or subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.
Ends on $3.00
$3.00

Fiction submissions can be 1 short story or novel excerpt (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words, though our sweet spot is 2,000-4,000 words) OR up to 3 flash fiction stories (maximum 1000 words each).


  • Submission file(s) must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format (Microsoft Word, Open Office, or Pages) 
  • Cover letter section should include contact information, a third-person author biography (3–5 sentences in length), and any other relevant information.
  • If you have questions about the status of your submission or 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.

Fiction submissions can be 1 short story or novel excerpt (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words, though our sweet spot is 2,000-4,000 words) OR up to 3 flash fiction stories (maximum 1000 words each).

  • Submission file(s) must be in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format (Microsoft Word, Open Office, or Pages)
  • Cover letter section should include contact information, a third-person author biography (3–5 sentences in length), and any other relevant information.
  • If you have questions about the status of your submission or subscription, please contact us at hills@sfsu.edu.



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