Congratulations to Siamak Vossoughi!

It is the opinion of this writer that the impulse to create comes out of the desire to connect with likeminded individuals. To that effect, each issue of Fourteen Hills represents a new group of writers coming together in the effort of contributing to an evolving literary community. With the passing of each academic semester, staff members reap the rewards of hard work firsthand, not the least of which are the accolades given to our contributors...

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The Creative Community of Voz Sin Tinta

This last Thursday I attended the Voz Sin Tinta reading series at Alley Cat Books. It featured a reading by former Fourteen Hills Editor-in-Chief Ari Moskowitz, along with readings by local San Francisco writers John Haggerty and Luke Dani Blue. The series is sponsored by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía, who took the mic for a moment to speak about what Voz Sin Tinta is all about—why this reading, and readings like it, matter. He...

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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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2014 Michael Rubin Book Award Release Party

Please join Green Apple Books on the Park and Fourteen Hills Press in celebrating the release of Jane McDermott’s debut collection, and 2014 Michael Rubin Book Award winner, "Look Busy: One hundred 100-word stories by and for the easily distracted."