"Beautifully designed, impeccably edited, Fourteen Hills is one of those handful of literary journals doing the important work of keeping American writing alive and new."

-George Saunders

"Fourteen Hills might just as aptly be titled 'Fourteen Styles,' such a broad spectrum of approaches to narrative and poetics does it present."

-Mark Cunningham, NewPages.com

"I love Fourteen Hills. If there were more journals like this we could save the world."

-Stephen Elliott, author of The Adderral Diaries

"That Fourteen Hills is able to consistently put together books full of quality and grace always astonishes me."

-Stephen Elliott

"Much of the poetry of Fourteen Hills is written in the finest tradition of San Francisco's language poets, wrestling with theory while traveling the depths of idealism and despair."

-Mary McMillan, Poet Laureate of Lake County, California - Author of This Wanting

"Smart, quirky, literate, every piece in this journal gives the reader a juicy nugget to sink their teeth into, and something meaty that sticks to the mind's ribs."

-David Henry Sterry, Author of Master of Ceremonies and New York Times Bestseller Chicken

"Blends the traditional academic litmag with experimental writing in a slick, well-produced journal."


-Todd Dayton, MetroACTIVE

"Fourteen Hills is something of a collage itself, boasting a variety of talented writers from San Francisco and from around the world."

- Jennifer Gommol, NewPages.com

Look Busy: One hundred 100-word stories by and for the easily distracted

...Look Busy serves up a series of micro-stories that exist somewhere between the whimsical and the jaded—as though the plays of Sarah Ruhl had swallowed the stories of Lydia Davis. McDermott's prose is sharp, funny and poignant. Most important, the writing rings with honesty and vulnerability…amusing and clever on the first reading, charming and poignant on the second reading, and thoroughly captivating on the third reading and beyond. —Jacob M. Appel, author of The Biology of Luck   Author...

Interview: Siamak Vossoughi

Writer and past contributor, Siamak Vossoughi, and I sit across from each other at a café on Fillmore Street in San Francisco. The table between us is small and set in the middle of a room rich with the smell of coffee. Siamak has recently won the...



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Fourteen Hills 21.1 Release Party

Please join us in celebrating the release of Fourteen Hills 21.1! There will be readings from the contributors, raffle prizes, drinking, and of course, the journal!