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Fourteen Hills is open for general submissions February 15th through June 15th 2024. Accepted submissions will be printed in Issue 31, due to be published in Spring 2025. 

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We accept the following genres for unpublished unsolicited submissions:

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

  • FICTION: 1 short story or novel excerpt (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words) OR 3 pieces of flash fiction (1000 words per piece)

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

  • VISUAL ART: Up to 10 pieces of visual art

  • EXPERIMENTAL/HYBRID: Up to 3 pieces (maximum 7 pages)


Submission Guidelines: 

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

  • Cover letter should include, at minimum, contact information and third-person bio (max 3-5 sentences)

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

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

  • 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. In your cover letter, 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.


We charge a small service fee ($3) 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. We are also excited to announce that these fees will allow us to start paying our contributors an honorarium of $20 per accepted piece! 


*Submission fees are waived for current subscribers to Fourteen Hills. To support us as a subscriber, please visit our Subscriptions page. If this fee poses a financial hardship, please email us at

If your submission is accepted for publication in the journal, you will receive two free copies of Issue 30 and $20 per accepted piece.

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. We are adamantly opposed to AI-generated submissions and reserve the right to reject any piece created with AI-assistance on sight. 

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