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. 


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The New Southern Fugitives seeks previously unpublished writing and art for our biweekly zine.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

  • $50 per book review
  • $40 per poem
  • $15 per page of prose (min $45, max $105)
  • $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 U.S. 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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 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:

  • 5000 words or less, though the sweet-spot seems to be around 2000
  • 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 $15 per page with a min of $45 and max of $105.


 

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: 

  • 5000 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 $15 per page with a min of $45 and max of $105. 


 

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: 

  • 1500 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 $15 per page with a min of $45 and a max of $105.


 

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.
 

**This is an expedited feedback submission**
In exchange for a small submission fee, we will return your submission within three weeks with comments on your work. Comments will not exceed more than a few sentences and will typically include both positive feedback as well as what might not be working in your poetry.

Depending on the number of submissions we receive, this expedited feedback form may not always be open. We will always keep a free submission option open, however. You can find other submission options here: https://sfk.submittable.com/submit
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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 fewer 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