Fourteen Hills is open for submissions February 15th through June 15th, 2021. Accepted submissions will be printed in Issue 28, due to be published in Spring 2022. 

All submissions must be sent through Submittable.

As we are now an annual journal, please expect a wait time of 4-8 months depending on when you submit as much of the review occurs during the end of the summer and fall. 

We accept the following unpublished unsolicited submissions:

  • POETRY: Up to 3 poems (maximum 7 pages)

  • FICTION: 1 short story or novel excerpt (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words)

  • FLASH FICTION: 3 pieces of flash fiction (1000 words per piece)

  • CREATIVE NONFICTION: 1 piece of literary creative nonfiction (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words)

  • EXPERIMENTAL or HYBRID: Up to 10 pages of experimental or hybrid genre literature (including graphic stories, 3000 words maximum if prose)

  • VISUAL ART: 3 to 10 pieces of visual art.

Submission Guidelines: 

  • All written submissions must be in .doc or .docx file format (Microsoft Word or Open Office files) 

  • Cover letter section should include brief introduction, contact information, selected publication history, and any other relevant information. Cover letter should not be written as third person biography. 

  • For artwork: Please label each image with your last name and and in the order which you want us to view them. If your name is not attached to the exported ZIP files it is immensely difficult to keep track of and manage your valuable submissions. We want to see your work and give it the attention it deserves. Please provide a image list with titles, medium, size, and the year it was made. When submitting images, all images must be 300 dpi at 8.5 by 11 inches.

  • Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.

  • If you have questions about the status of your subscription, please contact us at

  • Writers and artists may submit only once, in a single genre, per submission period. 

  • Submissions which do not follow our guidelines will not be considered. 

Writers may submit once per submission period. The submission period runs from February 15th to June 15th.


We charge a small service fee ($2) for submissions*. This administrative fee helps fund our online submission system and ensures that Fourteen Hills will continue as an outlet for exciting and diverse new work.


(*Submission fees are waived for current subscribers to Fourteen Hills. To support us as a subscriber, please visit our Subscriptions page.)

If your submission is accepted for publication in the journal, you will receive two free copies of the journal issue that your work appears in and a discount on additional copies of the issue.

We accept simultaneous submissions; however, please be sure to notify us immediately via Submittable should you need to withdraw submissions due to publication elsewhere.


We do not accept hard copy submissions.

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Fourteen Hills Press is staffed exclusively by graduate students in SFSU's Creative Writing program. We publish the annual Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review and annual chapbooks. Fourteen Hills is committed to publishing the best of original poetry, fiction, literary nonfiction, and cross-genre work created by writers in the US and abroad.

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