About Fourteen Hills Press
Since its inception in 1994, Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review contributes to a vibrant literary tradition on the West Coast centered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its commitment to presenting a diversity of experimental and progressive work by emerging and cross-genre writers, as well as by award-winning and established authors, has earned it a reputation for literary excellence. Being independent means its aesthetic is dynamic and fluid, ever changing to meet the needs of the culture and the historical moment as the staff perceive them. As an international literary magazine, Fourteen Hills has developed a reading audience that goes beyond the San Francisco Bay Area to the international community.
Staffed exclusively by graduate students in the creative writing program at San Francisco State University with the oversight of faculty advisor Matthew Clark Davison, Fourteen Hills publishes original poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, and cross-genre work created by writers in the U.S. and abroad. It also welcomes and prints representative contributions from visual artists.
The staff strive to publish the most compelling literature put out, not only by any literary journal staffed by graduate students, but also any journal period.
|Editor-in-Chief: Ari Moskowitz||Faculty Advisor: Heather June Gibbons|
|Editor-in-Chief: Monique Mero||Managing Editor: Shelby Savit|
|Fiction Editor: Kendra Sheynert||Poetry Editor: Ryan Nash|
|Ass't Fiction Editor: Matt Hoehne||Ass't Poetry Editor: Tyler Templeton|
|Ass't Fiction Editor: Shadia Savo||Solicitations Editor: Justin Robinson|
|Art Editor: Jennifer Lewis|
Fourteen Hills Press publishes two titles each year. They include: two volumes of Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review, and the annual winner of the Michael Rubin Book Award. The Michael Rubin Book Award (MRBA) is a single-author first-book award that memorializes the much-celebrated SFSU lecturer Michael Rubin. The MRBA is selected by an independently solicited judge each year. Past judges have included: Terese Svoboda, John Skoyles, Holly MacArthur, Brian Henry, Carol Snow, Major Jackson, and others.
Recently, Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review issue 17.1 sold out within months after its release. The 2008 Michael Rubin Book Award Winner, “At Or Near the Surface” by Jenny Pritchett, was received with great excitement by the literary community and also sold out in months. We look forward to maintaining the quality of the titles that Fourteen Hills Press puts out in the coming years.