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



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. 

Our 2019 SFK Press Novel Contest is now accepting submissions until June 1, 2019. There is no entry fee.

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The New Southern Fugitives seeks previously unpublished writing and art for our biweekly zine.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

 Please only send us one submission per genre at a time, and please wait at least one month to submit again after receiving a response. 


PLEASE NOTE:  We issue payment upon publication via mailed check, and are unable to issue payments via other methods. If you are unable to accept a mailed check as a form of payment, then we are unable to publish and pay you.



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THE NEW SOUTHERN FUGITIVES PRESENTS OUR 2020 WEB RESIDENCY

The TNSF Web Residency is a year-long virtual writer-in-residence position for one fiction writer. During the residency, the writer will work with TNSF’s editor to publish four original pieces of fiction and will be guest-editor for two issues of TNSF. 

In 2020, we will also be starting a “Spotlight” feature running once per quarter where we will interview one of the writers published on the zine. The first interview will be of the writer-in-residence, who will then conduct the remaining three interviews. 

The 2020 writer-in-residence will receive a $500.00 stipend. 

We particularly encourage marginalized and diverse voices, such as writers of color, writers from the LGBTQ+ community and writers with disabilities to apply.


HOW TO APPLY: 

Please submit three works of fiction, at least two of which must be currently unpublished. Word limit for each story is 5000 words. Please indicate which work has been published, if any, and include word count for each story. 

Stories should be contained within one document, double-spaced, and should not use any unusual fonts. 

Additionally, please submit a personal essay of around 500 words explaining why you feel you would be the best fit for TNSF’s web residency program. 

Include a short (less than 150 words) bio within the cover-letter box on Submittable. 

We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please note that if your work is accepted elsewhere, you will have to withdraw your entire submission for the web residency. Unfortunately, we cannot substitute story samples in the case that one is selected elsewhere. 

The application fee is $8.00. If you cannot afford the fee, but still wish to submit, please contact us at zine@sfkmultimedia.com, and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Applications are open from October 10-December 10, and the winner will be announced in late December. 

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


**Please note that while there is a tip option at the bottom of the page, it is not expected and will not affect your submission in any way shape or form. That said, we greatly appreciate any contribution you can make to help us keep up the work we do at TNSF! 


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 include a third-person, publication ready bio of 100 words or less with your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please either withdraw  your submission or leave a note notifying us of which pieces are no  longer up for consideration.

 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. (And please do not send us multiple submissions)

 We pay $100 per short story. 


 

Please include a third-person, publication ready bio of 100 words or less with your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please either withdraw  your submission or leave a note notifying us of which pieces are no  longer up for consideration.

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


**Please note that while there is a tip option at the bottom of the page, it is not expected and will not affect your submission in any way shape or form. That said, we greatly appreciate any contribution you can make to help us keep up the work we do at TNSF! 


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 include a third-person, publication ready bio of 100 words or less with your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please either withdraw  your submission or leave a note notifying us of which pieces are no  longer up for consideration.

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


**Please note that while there is a tip option at the bottom of the page, it is not expected and will not affect your submission in any way shape or form. That said, we greatly appreciate any contribution you can make to help us keep up the work we do at TNSF! 


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 include a third-person, publication ready bio of 100 words or less with your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please either withdraw  your submission or leave a note notifying us of which pieces are no  longer up for consideration.

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


**Please note that while there is a tip option at the bottom of the page, it is not expected and will not affect your submission in any way shape or form. That said, we greatly appreciate any contribution you can make to help us keep up the work we do at TNSF! 


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 (that matches the file name)
  • 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 include a third-person, publication ready bio of 100 words or less with your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please either withdraw  your submission or leave a note notifying us of which pieces are no  longer up for consideration.

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


**Please note that while there is a tip option at the bottom of the page, it is not expected and will not affect your submission in any way shape or form. That said, we greatly appreciate any contribution you can make to help us keep up the work we do at TNSF! 


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.


 

Please include a third-person, publication ready bio of 100 words or less with your submission.

Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please either withdraw  your submission or leave a note notifying us of which pieces are no  longer up for consideration.

 

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

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- 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.

The New Southern Fugitives & SFK Press