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Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award


We are now accepting submissions for the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award. The winning poet will receive $500 and publication in the Spring 2023 issue of Fourteen Hills, Issue 29. There is no submission fee. Poems not chosen for the award will be considered for publication in Fourteen Hills.

Stacy Doris was a poet, translator, and an Associate Professor in San Francisco State University's Department of Creative Writing, where she taught for ten years. Her poetry is widely recognized; Fledge: A Phenomenology of Spirit, published shortly after her death, is available from Nightboat Books. Poet Maxine Chernoff has referred to it as “a miracle of attentiveness.” She was also highly regarded for her writing in French and her contribution to interactions among contemporary French and American poetry and poets.

Doris created new worlds with her unexpected poetics. Following upon her spirit of creative invention, engaging wit and ingenious playfulness, discovery in construction, and radical appropriations based on classical forms, pastiche, etc., and love, the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award is given to a poet with a truly inventive spirit.

Additional Requirements:

  • Submission deadline: January 15, 2023

  • Submissions only accepted via Submittable

  • Maximum 1 poem per author

  • Poem must be a minimum of 3 pages; maximum 10 pages

  • Students currently enrolled at San Francisco State University are ineligible

  • Work must be previously unpublished

  • Poems submitted for the award will also be considered for publication in Fourteen Hills

  • Submission file must be in .doc or .docx format (Microsoft Word or Open Office)



About Stacy Doris:

Fourteen Hills will be open for general submissions February 15th through June 15th 2023. Accepted submissions will be printed in Issue 30, due to be published in Spring 2024. 

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We accept the following genres for unpublished unsolicited submissions*: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

*For experimental or cross-genre work, please choose the closest category available 


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 subscription, 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 ($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 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.

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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