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Fourteen Hills

The SFSU Review

About Fourteen Hills: Fourteen Hills is a biannual journal publishing the highest quality experimental, progressive, and traditional fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, short plays, and visual art.

Contact Information:

Editors: Miah Jeffra, Chad Koch

San Francisco State University

Department of Creative Writing

1600 Holloway Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94132

Phone: (415) 338-1111



Submission/Subscription Information:

Genres: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, cross-genre, artwork

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Online submissions: yes (see website) Reading period: 3/1-7/1; 9/1-1/1 Response time: 4 months Payment: no Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1085-4576 Founded: 1994 Issues per year: 2 Distributors: Small Press Distributors Copy price: $9 Sample price (postpaid): $9 Average pages: 135

Publisher's description: "Beautifully designed, impeccably edited, Fourteen Hills is one of those handful of literary journals doing the important work of keeping American writing alive and new."
—George Saunders

Fourteen Hills publishes a broad range of innovative and imaginative fiction, poetry, literary nonfiction, and short plays. Established in 1994, our biannual publication is committed to presenting a diversity of the finest experimental, progressive, and traditional work by emerging and established authors. Fourteen Hills also sponsors The Bambi Holmes Award (a cash prize) and The Michael Rubin Book Award and co-produces The Gina Berriault Award and Reading.

Work published in Fourteen Hills has been recognized with a variety of awards, including: a Pen/O. Henry Prize, Best American Poetry Prize, Flannery O’Connor Award, multiple Pushcart Prize Special Mentions, and others. Contributors include: Seth Abramson, Lydia Davis, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Juan Felipe Herrera, Fanny Howe, D.A. Powell, Terese Svoboda, Melanie Rae Thon, Lynne Tillman, and Rosmarie Waldrop.

Fourteen Hills is produced by graduate students in SFSU’s Creative Writing Program and is available at our website in both print and electronic form.

"I love Fourteen Hills. If there were more journals like this we could save the world."
—Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderral Diaries

Recent Issues:

The newest issue (Volume 20 Number 2, 2014) features the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award winner Nada Gordon as well as work from Albert Abonado, Dan Alter, Todd Balazic, Phillip Barron, Akira Beard, Marc Berman, Denise Dalhoun, J. R. Carpenter, Tia Clark, Chella Courington, Aran Donovan, Andrea England, Zachary Evans, Bryan Furuness, Nathan Gale, Joshua Dudley Greer, Holly Hendin, Mary Hickman, Paul Hoover, David Imlay, James Jay, Andrew Joron, l. S. Klatt, Sarah Levine, Jodie Liedke, Sara Lupita Olivares, Rebecca Macijeski, K. Silem Mohammad, Harvey Mudd, and more.

Volume 20 Number 1, 2014: Featuring an interview with Michael Alenyikov; fiction from Michael Alenyikov, Sean Carswell, Matthew Fogarty, Carol Gore, Dustin M. Hoffman, Meredith Luby, Nick Francis Potter, Jane Rose Porter, Daniel Riddle Rodriguez, Kate Scarpetta, Patricia Canright Smith, Meghan Tifft, Vincent Craig Wright; and poetry from A. Anupama, Hinemoana Baker, Agatha Beins, Philip Belcher, Lucy Burns, Susana H. Case, Christine DeSimone, Michael Dickman, Daniel Donaghy, Molly Faerber, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Heather June Gibbons, Ivan Hobson, Michael Jones, Mary Julia Klimenko, Dan Langton, David Dodd Lee, Farzana Marie, Kevin McLellan, Christopher J. Michel, James Norcliffe, David O’Connell, Darlene Pagán, Jared Pearce, Mimi Plevin-Foust, and more.


last updated 06/16/2014