Welcome to SFWP's Submittable page. Below, you will find options to:

  • Submit to the SFWP Quarterly, our online journal. Find the current issue right here.
  • Our imprint, 2040 Books, is currently running a contest:

The James Alan McPherson Award

Seeking fiction and nonfiction of any genre
Open only to writers of color

The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize and a competitive publishing contract for global release (lats year's winner, Bonnie Chau, just received this starred review in Kirkus Reviews and has already sold out her first print run!)

More details on guidelines are right here.


  • Publishing submissions for SFWP, ASP, and 2040 Books are closed. SFWP will open to submissions sometime in September. Stay tuned to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter or Facebook for more details. 





This year's judge is Gish Jen, author of: Who’s Irish; The Girl At The Baggage Claim; Typical American; Mona in The Promised Land; World and Town; Tiger  Writing; Love Wife.


We are looking for fiction and creative nonfiction of any length, genre, and subject matter. This contest is open only to authors from an ethnic minority background. For more details about the 2040 Books mission, please visit this page.


  • The grand prize is $1,000
  • Authors retain all rights to their work
  • Winners will be offered a competitive book contract for full-market, frontlist release. There’s no obligation to sign this contract.
  • There is a $25 reading fee

Please visit our page for Guidelines, FAQs, and more!

This is the form for all fiction submissions to The SFWP Quarterly

When you submit your work for consideration, you should:

  • Let us know if the piece has been published elsewhere, including online (previously published work is OK — just let us know, please).
  • Include a short author biography (50-75 words), including publishing credits.

Ideally, your entry will be around 2500 - 3000 words in length. We like to keep it short for the internet audience, but we have published longer work in the past.

Multiple entries are accepted. All genres are considered. Rolling deadlines.


This is the form for all creative nonfiction submissions to The SFWP Quarterly

Ideally, your entry will be around 3000 words in length. We like to keep it short for the internet audience, but we have published longer work in the past.

Multiple entries are accepted. All genres are considered. We like personal essays, memoir, academic essays with emotional resonance, and other forms of creative nonfiction. Rolling deadlines.

When you submit your work for consideration, you should:

  • Let us know if the piece has been published elsewhere, including online (previously published work is OK — just let us know, please).
  • Include a short author biography (50-75 words), including publishing credits.

This is the form for all book review submissions to The SFWP Quarterly

We're most interested in books published by independent and/or small presses that have been published within the last five years. Reviews of books by writers with intersecting marginalized identities (writers of color, writers of the LGBTQ++ community, writers with disabilities, writers who are undocumented or Indigenous, veterans, etc.) are especially considered. Reviews of books from all genres (poetry, speculative literature, science fiction, experimental literature, memoir, fiction, creative nonfiction, etc.) are also accepted. 

Multiple entries are accepted. We're looking for a word count of 600 - 1,000 words. Rolling deadlines.

When you submit your work for consideration, you should:

  • Let us know if the piece has been published elsewhere, including online (previously published work is OK — just let us know, please).
  • Include a short author biography (50-75 words), including publishing credits.
  • If the book review is unsolicited, then please include details on the book - publisher, synopsis, and any relevant links to the author's blog/website or the publisher, if applicable. 
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