Fourteen Hills

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Fourteen Hills
Categories Poetry, Fiction, Essays, Art, Interviews
Frequency Biannually (print)
Publisher San Francisco State University
First issue 1994
Country United States
Based in San Francisco, California
Language English

Fourteen Hills is the San Francisco State University MFA program literary magazine. Founded in 1994, it publishes poetry, fiction, short plays, and literary nonfiction. The semiannual journal includes experimental and progressive work by emerging and cross-genre writers, as well as by award-winning and established authors.

Fourteen Hills publishes two titles every year- Fourteen Hills: the SFSU review and the annual winner of the Michael Rubin Chapbook Award. ' Fourteen Hills Vol. 6, No. 1 sold out within a few months, and Kate Small's award-winning chapbook, also published by Fourteen Hills, is now in its second printing. Pieces first published in Fourteen Hills have won the following literary awards:

  • 2009 Best New Poets Anthology: Joshua Robbins' "The Man in Hooper's Office in a Small City"
  • 2006 Pushcart Prize Special Mention: Eugene Martin's excerpt of "Waste"
  • 2000 Flannery O'Connor Award for Fiction: Bill Roorbach's "Thanksgiving"
  • 1998 O'Henry Prize Anthology: Peter Weltner's "Movietone: Detour"
  • 100 Distinguished Stories of 1997: Sonia Gernes' "Ye Watchers"
  • 1997 Best American Gay Fiction Prize Anthology: Stephen Beachy's "Shapes"
  • 1997 O'Henry Prize Anthology: Mary Gaitskill's "Comfort"
  • 1997 Best American Gay Fiction Prize Anthology: Kolin Ohi's "A Backward Glance"
  • 1996 Best American Poetry Prize Anthology: Alice Notley's "The Longest Times"


Fourteen Hills also hosts a number of literary events each year. The most awaited is the Fourteen Hills release party. Last year, Stephen Elliott gave a reading at the release, which was met with much enthusiasm.This year too Fourteen Hills will host a number of literary events. An upcoming event is the release of Fourteen Hills' Fiction anthology- New Standards. The event will be held at SFSU's Poetry Center and will feature authors like Peter Orner, Nona Caspers, Eireene Nealand and John Cleary.

Fourteen Hills and SFSU administer the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award, named after late writing professor Stacy Doris. The prize, which is to be first awarded in 2014, will award the winning poet with a $500 prize and publication in the Spring 2014 issue of Fourteen Hills.[1]

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  1. ^ Staff. "For Poems with Truly Inventive Spirit: First Annual Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award", at Harriet (blog), Poetry Foundation, 24 October 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2014.

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