2009 Winner of the Bambi Holmes Award for Emerging Writers: Bay Area Writer, Jill Tidman's “This Is How I Saw It”

Fourteen Hills has selected Bay Area writer, Jill Tidman’s story, "This is How I Saw It" from Issue 15.2 of the journal as the winner of the Bambi Holmes Award for Emerging Writers.

By a generous donation from the family of Bambi Holmes (1946-1996), an annual literary award has been established to continue her lifelong patronage of aspiring writers.

The Holmes Award honors an emerging fiction writer published in Fourteen Hills during the year with a cash prize of $500 — “emerging” defined as not having published a book-length work as of yet. Each year (when funds are available), the Editor in Chief selects a story published in the Winter/Spring and Summer/Fall issues to receive the Holmes Award in Prose. 

If you were one of the many who attended the Fourteen Hills reading at this year’s San Francisco LitCrawl, then you had a chance to see Jill Tidman perform her piece in person. If you didn’t make the event, you can still hear her memorable performance right here.

Of course, you can also buy the issue containing her short story at any of these bookstores nationwide, or directly from Fourteen Hills.

All work published in Fourteen Hills will be considered for the award; no special entry is required. For details on submitting, visit www.14hills.net.

Since Issue 16.1 will be out in just a few weeks, you may be able to spot the next recipient of the Holmes Award within its pages. We look forward to hearing what you think.

-Leanne M., Fourteen Hills staff

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