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Fourteen Hills

Literary Magazine


Flash Fiction





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Since its inception in 1994, Fourteen Hills has contributed to a vibrant literary tradition on the West Coast centered in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an international literary magazine, Fourteen Hills has developed a reading audience that goes beyond the San Francisco Bay Area to the international community.


  • Vibe:Send us your best but less intimidating
  • Response time:
    4-8 months*
    Editor reported data
    215 days*
    Chill Subs tracker stats
  • Acceptance rate:  / 
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Pays$20 per piece

Find more details in the Genres section


Find more details in the Genres section

  • Accepts simultaneous submissions

    What's that?

    When you can submit your work to multiple magazines at the same time

  • Accepts previously published

    What's that?

    When the magazine wants to publish your previously published work. Requirements vary

  • Nominates for prizes

    From the editors

    Pushcart Prize

  • Active on social media

  • Available in print

  • Provides contributor copies

    From the editors


  • Has examples online

  • Offers expedited response

    What's that?

    Expedited submission: When the magazine offers a faster response time for an extra fee

Fiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: Literary

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 20 per piece

OR 1 short story or novel excerpt (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words).

Fiction - 1000 words max

Max words: 1000

Max pieces: 3

Sub Genres: Literary

3 pieces of flash fiction (1000 words per piece)

Nonfiction - 6000 words max

Max words: 6000

Max pieces: 1

Sub Genres: , , , ,

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 20 per piece

1 piece of literary creative nonfiction (maximum 20 pages or 6000 words)


Max pieces: 3

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 20 per piece

7 pages max


Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 20 per piece

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


Max pieces: 10

Submission fee: $ 3

Payment: $ 20 per piece

How to submit

  • Processs


  • Cover letter

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

  • Eligibility

    No specific eligibility requirements

  • Formatting

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

  • Author's rights

    This magazine does not list any details on their website for this section.

  • Additional info

    Writers and artists may submit only once, in a single genre, per submission period Submission fee, though free for subscribers and folks for which the fee proves a hardship

Tracker statistics


Total submissions tracked

215 days

Average response time


Average acceptance rate

76 days

Fastest response time

2469 days

Slowest response time

*Weird response times we excluded from calculations: 4377 days

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The Submissions Grinder Statistics


12-month average acceptance rate

220 days

12-month average response time

Managed by editors

Submission calls

    All genres



Fourteen Hills is a graduate student-run and award-winning literary magazine that has been a vital part of the Bay Area literary community and beyond. We strive to publish work that pushes boundaries, challenges conventions, and subverts entrenched narratives. Since our inception in 1994, we have fe...

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    Editor Chris Jones avatar

    Chris Jones


    Editor Jack Darrow avatar

    Jack Darrow

    Managing Editor

    Editor Michaela Chairez avatar

    Michaela Chairez