April 15: The Michael Rubin Book Award Deadline Plus The Adam Johnson Reading

Attention San Francisco State University writers: sharpen your pencils and charge your laptops because it’s that time of year. It’s time to submit your original manuscript for the Michael Rubin Book Award (prose this year!). Don’t act like you’ve never heard of it—we already told you about previous winners, like Fourteen Hills’ very own D.W. Lichtenberg, and previous Fourteen Hills contributors like Jenny Pritchett. We’ve broken down the submission guidelines oh-so-carefully so you know just how long your manuscript can be (45-175 pages), which genre to submit (prose), and how many of the winner’s books Fourteen Hills Press will publish (500).  But when and where do you submit your hard-earned words?

Manuscripts must be submitted to the Fourteen Hills mailbox in SFSU’s Creative Writing Department office: HUM 380. You may also submit via snail mail:

Fourteen Hills Press
Department of Creative Writing
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-1722

And, even better, come to our event April 15 and submit your manuscripts to us in person! If you come to the reading with a manuscript, we will give you a free back issue of our magazine.

April 15—easy to remember not just because it’s tax day, but also because Fourteen Hills is hosting a reading by Adam Johnson, winner of the Second Annual Gina Berriault Award, at the Poetry Center that very same night.

So what are you waiting for? Polish off your best work, send it to the printer, and bring it with you to the second of our Fourteen Hills events this semester. Feel free to RSVP on Facebook.

--Julia Halprin Jackson, Fourteen Hills staff

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