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.
  • The general Literary Awards Program is on hiatus while we all recover from the events of the last year. Instead, we will be offering a series of workshops designed to help the writing community. Stay tuned to our newsletter and follow us on Twitter or Facebook for more details. 
  • We are accepting pitches for our 2023 publishing season. Use the "Queries" form below to briefly tell us about your book.   


We want to keep our submissions free, and we also want to start paying our contributors. To address both, we are asking for support through an optional tip jar. Once our Submittable fees are covered, we will divide any excess funds earned through the tip jar options equally amongst the published contributors.

Thank you for considering SFWP! This form is for pitches only. We'll review your pitch within two weeks and let you know if we're interested in taking a look at the full manuscript. We won't be able to provide feedback or explain our decision if we decline your pitch. 

Before you pitch: SFWP's titles are eclectic. We're open to just about any genre or style, and we don't believe in sticking with or pursuing the current literary fads. SFWP's mission is to recognize excellence in writing. Before you submit, though, you should review our current titles to see if we're a good fit for your work.

Submission material will be read and considered by our editorial staff. We prioritize the ethical and respectful care of our writers’ work. As such, authors of accepted submissions retain full copyright license to their work.

SFWP is distributed globally by the Independent Publisher's Group. Our books are available in print and electronic form everywhere books are sold everywhere in the world. We actively pursue subrights via the Susan Schulman Literary Agency, and have sold many audio and translation rights on behalf of the authors, ensuring that the larger share of advances and royalties goes to the authors.

We ask that you answer the following questions: 

  • a one-paragraph summary of your project,
  • the total word count,
  • a brief author bio,
  • and detail why this book is right for our list.


Guidelines

  1. Your manuscript should be complete and ready to send if we like your pitch. We are not seeking proposals or works-in-progress.
  2. We are open to simultaneous submissions. 
  3. We accept all genres of fiction and nonfiction. Your work doesn't have to be about New Mexico. We publish a wide range of books that are distributed worldwide.



NOTE: All Quarterly issues for 2021 are special issue only. If you submit between October 24, 2020 and August 1, 2021, your submission will NOT be reviewed until October 15, 2021. In an effort to center writers from intersecting marginalized populations, we appreciate your support in this endeavor. If you have any questions, please contact Monica Prince, Managing Editor (monicaprince@sfwp.com).




This is the form for all fiction submissions to The SFWP Quarterly, edited by Managing Editor Monica Prince. 


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.
  • Give us your social media so we can follow your work!


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.


NOTE: All Quarterly issues for 2021 are special issue only. If you submit between October 24, 2020 and August 1, 2021, your submission will NOT be reviewed until October 15, 2021. In an effort to center writers from intersecting marginalized populations, we appreciate your support in this endeavor. If you have any questions, please contact Monica Prince, Managing Editor (monicaprince@sfwp.com).





This is the form for all creative nonfiction submissions to The SFWP Quarterly, edited by Managing Editor Monica Prince. 

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.
  • Give us your social media so we can follow your work!

NOTE: All Quarterly issues for 2021 are special issue only. If you submit book reviews or interviews not concerning the special issue topics for 2021 between October 24, 2020 and August 1, 2021, your submission will NOT be reviewed until October 15, 2021. In an effort to center writers from intersecting marginalized populations, we appreciate your support in this endeavor. If you have any questions, please contact Monica Prince, Managing Editor (monicaprince@sfwp.com).



This is the form for all book review and interview submissions to The SFWP Quarterly, edited by Managing Editor Monica Prince. 

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 the only reviews we are considering for publication in 2021. 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. 


Interviews should follow the same guidelines, including both interviewer and author bios in the text of the document. Interviews by and about writers highlighted for 2021 will be given priority for consideration, with all other interviews considered for publication in 2022.

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