Fourteen Hills 20.2 Release Party

The Launch Party for 20.2 our Spring 2014 edition takes place Wednesday May 21st at 6.30pm at the great venue Firehouse 8, an old converted firehouse now a glamorous function venue. We have some innovative fiction, some excellent poetry and stimulating art work in this edition. There will be readings by several of our prose and poetry contributors as well as a raffle with fantastic prizes. Of course there will be food and drinks. Put this event...

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2014 Gina Berriault Award

Fourteen Hills is thrilled to announce the winner of the Gina Berriault Award: Ella Leffland. This event is set for April 16th, 2014, at The Poetry Center, located at San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Ave, 5th Floor Room 512, San Francisco. The award presentation begins at 7 p.m. We will have a short introduction, followed by the award winner reading. Peter Orner, in conjunction with Fourteen Hills, inaugurated the award five years...

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Examining "Obituary."

Published in issue 20.1 of Fourteen Hills, Molly Faerber's “Obituary” is a stunning examination of mourning and loss and simultaneously a celebration of life and memory. We selected this piece because it flawlessly sustains poetic lyric across a fiction narrative. The power of the story comes in the form of images, flashes of memory, and an image of the subject slowly forms—edges come into focus, then the thing itself, and finally the world...

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA- International literary magazine Fourteen Hills and Voices/Visions announce the opening reception and release party for their newest arts/literary collaboration, Ekphrasis. This event is set for Friday, April 11th at 1170 Market Gallery from 7pm to 10pm. 1170 Market Gallery is located at 1170 Market Street, San Francisco. Ekphrasis is a collaborative publication between artists and writers in the Bay Area, exploring the...

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Bay Area Generations

Interview with Bay Area Generations Reading Series Fourteen Hills recently caught up with former poetry editor, Sandra Wassilie to discuss her new reading series, Bay Area Generations, which has its next event on March 24th How long has the series been running? We had our debut show in September 2013 at The Emerald Tablet in San Francisco. And just celebrated six months of longevity at the Berkeley City Club last month in February. Recently,...

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The Art of Reading

Writing and reading are both perceived as such solitary, personal ventures, but it is in the realm of community and idea of the collective unconscious that these isolated acts truly live and breathe with fervor. There was a short story that the fiction staff published in 20.1 that I initially felt was not as strong as some of the other options – personally, I found it a bit static and was unable to connect to it. I didn’t see how the story...

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A revisitation of 'Crabmeat on the Fifteenth Floor' by James Norcliffe from Fourteen Hills 20.1.

  The poetry editorial staff were drawn to this elegant poem. Initially we saw it as a well-constructed piece of privileged confection describing the lives of the white, educated classes. When we read more closely, we said: “Oh, look.” Look at how the title places us there immediately, high up above the city and look how the tight, little tercets sit so elegantly on the page with that wedge of white space/breathing space between them. Look how...

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Michael Rubin Award

Fourteen Hills - MRBA Announcement The 2014 Michael Rubin Book Award contest is now open!   The San Francisco State University Book Series annually publishes on alternate years the fiction and poetry of students enrolled at SFSU whose work shows exceptional accomplishment and promise. For 2014, the MRBA will go to a prose manuscript that will be selected through an open competition by an independent judge. You may have seen last year’s winner,...

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Beast Crawl Presents: Eleven Eleven and Fourteen Hills

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