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Gina Berriault Work-in-Progress Award

Sponsored by San Francisco State University's Creative Writing Department and Fourteen Hills literary magazine, the Gina Berriault Work-in-Progress Award is a national literary award given to an emerging prose writer for an exemplary work-in-progress. The contest is named in honor of the former San Francisco State University professor and PEN/Faulkner award-winning fiction writer, Gina Berriault, whose work embodied a strong sense of selflessness and compassion. Selected by an external judge, the award is given annually to a writer with a similar spirit. one who has shown a love of storytelling and commitment to the larger writing community.

Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award

Stacy Doris was an Associate Professor in San Francisco State University’s Creative Writing Department, where she taught for ten years. Her work as a translator and a poet is widely recognized. Doris was always creating new worlds with her unexpected poetics. Following upon that spirit of creative invention and inventive creation, the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award is given annually for a long poem with a truly inventive spirit. The winning poet receives $500 and publication of their winning poem in the upcoming issue of Fourteen Hills.

Michael Rubin Work-in-Progress Award (MRBA)

The Michael Rubin Book Award is an annual award open to students and recent graduates of San Francisco State University. Alternating each year between poetry and fiction, manuscripts are gathered in an open competition and read by an independent guest judge. The winner must be an enrolled student or recent graduate at SFSU whose work shows exceptional accomplishment and promise. 

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