Fourteen Hills: Now Accepting Submissions

Written by Ella Peary | March 20, 2014

Fourteen Hills: The San Francisco State University Review is a print journal based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1994, it has long been respected for its important contribution to the West Coast literary scene, and over time has gained an international following. Fourteen Hills has published many pieces of award-winning writing, including two works of fiction that earned Pushcart Prize Special Mentions. Though its aesthetic is continuously evolving to reflect the changing culture, Fourteen Hills has always aimed to publish the best progressive and experimental poetry, fiction, and non-fiction from emerging and established writers.

Fourteen Hills publishes two annual editions, released in May and December, each with work from about 50 writers. They read submissions from September 1st to January 1st for inclusion in the May edition, and March 1st to July 1st for inclusion in the December edition. Writers may submit once per reading period.

Poets may submit three to five poems, ideally with 30 to 35 lines, and a maximum of 70 lines. Fiction writers may submit one short story or novel excerpt with a maximum of 25 pages, or three pieces of flash fiction with a maximum of 1,000 words. Non-fiction writers may submit one piece of literary creative non-fiction. Fourteen Hills also accepts cross-genre and experimental writing, including graphic stories. Cross-genre or experimental writers may submit up to ten pages of work.

Fourteen Hills accepts simultaneous submissions, but requires writers to withdraw submissions published elsewhere. They do not accept previously published work. Writers may submit work online, but not via post or email. Submitting writers should receive a response within four to nine months. Once published in Fourteen Hills, writers may submit again in three years.

If you would like to learn more or submit to Fourteen Hills, please visit their website at http://14hills.net/contribute-submit-poetry-fiction-art.