Welcome to SFWP's Submittable page. From here you can submit to the SFWP Quarterly, our online journal.

Publishing submissions are closed as of 11/8/2017 so we can catch up with our review process. The form will open again in January, 2018. Publishing submissions for Alan Squire Publishing and 2040 Books are also closed.
 



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 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. 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.
We are always looking for great work from new authors, and from veteran authors who have gone out of print. Guidelines for new manuscripts and authors seeking to reprint their work are listed below. 

SFWP's titles are eclectic. We're open to just about any genre or style, and we don't believe in sticking with a catalog 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. 

We ask that your submission include a cover letter and a brief synopsis. In your cover letter, we want to know what you bring to the table. How can you help us market your book? Why should we consider your work for publication? Some of the questions in the application form below are also intended to give us a better picture of you and your work - and they can be tough! These are questions that you'll have to answer eventually if we do publish your work. Generally, we're looking for authors who are engaged and have the ability to sell their work. Think of it like speed dating: Describe your manuscript in 200 words. Or, even more difficult, describe it in a few seconds to the person across the table from you at a convention.   

As we are a small press, our options are very limited. We publish 3-4 books per year, and have to be highly selective. There are only a few staff members, and we tend to be very busy with ongoing projects. It may sometimes take us 4-6 months to review your entry depending on the current workload and, if we decide not to accept your work, we may not be able to provide much feedback, if any. 

We are currently looking for manuscripts to publish in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. 

Guidelines

New Manuscripts

  • Your manuscript should be complete -- a workable first draft that's ready to begin the editorial process. Or you should be confident that, if we want to see more, you can really wow us with what you have. 
  • We don't care about formatting. Just make sure it's readable and well organized.
  • We are not accepting YA or poetry.
  • We don't care about length, subject matter, or genre.
  • It doesn't have to be about New Mexico. We publish a wide range of books that are distributed worldwide.If you ask us this question, it means you haven't researched who we are and what we do. So you should probably do that: http://sfwp.com/the-project/about/. (We get asked this question a lot. Sorry.)
 
Out of print work

There are many factors that go into reprinting a book. Some guidelines are below, but it's probably wisest to shoot us an email to discuss the situation further. 
  • Typically, we will only consider work that has been out of print for more than 10 years.
  • If you have self-published the work through Amazon, in print or electronic format, we won't be able to consider picking it up.