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  • 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.



  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 Individual works may have been previously published in magazines or journals, but the entire manuscript must be unpublished.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. 

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