SFK Press seeks book-length fiction by fearless authors. We want the multiplicity of  the cosmic experience: past, present, or future, the good, the bad, and  especially the unexpected. 

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The New Southern Fugitives seeks previously unpublished writing and art for our biweekly zine. Please review our full submission guidelines at https://newsouthernfugitives.com/submit/ before submitting.

We pay contributors:

  • $100 per book review, essay, or short story
  • $40 per poem
  • $40 per flash/micro fiction (under 800 words)
  • $40 per photograph or piece of visual art



Our mission is to "tell a million tales of y’all means all." We especially encourage submissions from people of color, indigenous,  LGBTQIA+, disabled, current or previously incarcerated, women, and  non-binary people. 



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SFK Press seeks book-length fiction by fearless authors. Our mission  is to tell a million tales of y’all means all, with a Southern accent.  We especially encourage submissions from people of color, indigenous,  LGBTQIA+, disabled, current or previously incarcerated, women, and  non-binary people.

Please submit your work by clicking on the Submittable button below.  We do not accept manuscripts by snail mail or email. We recycle  manuscripts that arrive by snail mail and delete those that arrive by  email.

Your Query Letter

  • Your contact information (full name, email address, phone number, mailing address)
  • A synopsis of your project
  • Word count
  • A brief personal bio
  • Any writing/publishing credits or history you may have
  • Your professional website and social media handle if applicable
  • How you heard about SFK Press

Your Marketing Outline

The author’s role in the book publishing process is critical at all  stages. While SFK Press provides full-scale editorial, design, and  marketing services at no cost to the author, we want to know that our  authors will help us sell their books and fulfill our mission to tell a  million tales of y’all means all.

Please attach a 1- to 2-page outline of ways you intend to promote your book, including:

  • Readings at local bookstores and other venues
  • Virtual book tours (especially if you’re unable to travel)
  • Events and conferences you will attend
  • Authors you will ask for blurbs
  • Readers who will review your book
  • Literary contests to which you will submit your book

This outline will not only help SFK Press envision whether or not  your work is the right fit for us; it will also help you envision what  kind of home you’re seeking for your work.

Your Manuscript

  • Include your contact information on the title page (full name, email address, phone number, mailing address)
  • Include your full name and email address in the document header
  • Set 1-inch margins on all sides of pages
  • Use 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Double-space the entire text

Please note: We DO NOT consider submissions  that do not include the above three files (query letter, marketing plan,  complete manuscript). If any of these are missing, we will consider  your submission incomplete and delete it.

We look forward to reading your work and will respond to your query within 1-3 months. Rest assured, every incoming query is being read and evaluated with care.

Not ready to submit a book but have some poetry, short prose, or  visual art you’d like to place in the world? Consider sending it to The New Southern Fugitives, Southern Fried Karma’s weekly zine that’s free for readers and pays contributors.

 Please review our full submission guidelines at https://newsouthernfugitives.com/submit/ before submitting. 


We are open to both narrative reportage and personal essays, as well as essays that combine these elements. Make us laugh, cry, or scream, but most importantly, make us feel.

Essays should be:

  • 1200 words or less
  • Typed in a 12-point readable font
  • Double-spaced 

Do not submit more than one essay at time.

Include links to citations if necessary.

Not quite sure if your essay is right for us? Send it anyway!

If you have an idea for an essay that you have not yet written but would like us to consider, please send a pitch to nicole[at]sfkmultimedia[dot]com.

We pay $100 per essay.

 Please review our full submission guidelines at https://newsouthernfugitives.com/submit/ before submitting. 


We are interested in literary, experimental, and mainstream short fiction. 

Short stories should be: 

  • 2000 words or less
  • Typed in a 12-point readable font 
  • Double-spaced 

Do not submit more than one short story at time.

 We pay $100 per short story. 

 Please review our full submission guidelines at https://newsouthernfugitives.com/submit/ before submitting. 


Flash/Micro fiction should be: 

  • 800 words or less 
  • Typed in a 12-point readable font 
  • Double-spaced 

Do not submit more than three flash/micro fictions at a time.

We pay $40 per flash/micro fiction.

 Please review our full submission guidelines at https://newsouthernfugitives.com/submit/ before submitting. 


We are interested in both free verse and fixed verse poems.

Poems should be: 

  • 1.5 pages in length or less per poem
  • Typed in a 12-point readable font 

Do not submit more than three poems at a time.

 We pay $40 per poem. 

 Please review our full submission guidelines at https://newsouthernfugitives.com/submit/ before submitting. 


We consider a wide range of visual art including but not limited to:

  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Comics
  • Digital art
  • Sculpture
  • Installation

We do not accept audio, video, or animated art at this time.

Visual art submissions should each include:

  • A title for each piece
  • A blurb of 75 to 100 words to accompany each piece

Do not submit more than three images at a time.

We pay $40 per image. 

 Please review our full submission guidelines at https://newsouthernfugitives.com/submit/ before submitting. 


We consider reviews of novels, short story collections, poetry collections, memoirs, essay collections, graphic novels, anthologies, and books that hybridize or bend these categories. 

Reviews must be of books that are:

  • Forthcoming or published within the past 18 months
  • Published by an indie or university press, or self-published

We are especially interested in reviews of books authored people of color, indigenous, LGBTQIA+, disabled, current or previously incarcerated, women, and non-binary writers.

Reviews should be:

  • 1000 words or less 
  • Typed in a 12-point readable font 
  • Double-spaced 

Do not submit more than one review at a time.

Please include the following information at the top of your review:

  • Book title
  • Book Author(s) or editor(s)
  • Publisher name
  • Date of publication
  • Page count
  • Link to purchase book directly from publisher

If you have a book that are interested in reviewing, or have published a book you would like us to consider for review please send a pitch to nicole[at]sfkmultimedia[dot]com.

We pay $100 per review.

The New Southern Fugitives & SFK Press