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

General publishing submissions will open in the fall.
 



Ends on December 31, 2017
We're looking for science fiction, fantasy, magical realism, and speculative fiction.

Guidelines:

What to send us:
  • Send a file that starts with a cover letter explaining your story and what you, as an author, bring to the table in terms of contacts, social media presence, etc.   
  • Standalone books are fine. A series is fine, as well. It's okay if only the first book in the series is done.
  • Don't worry about formatting.
  • No YA, please. 

 Responses:

  • We'll respond within 30 days, depending on the current workload. At worst, it'll be 90 days. We won't have the time to provide feedback or suggestions. We'll either ask to see more or we'll just say sorry, it's not for us.  
Publication:

  • You'll be offered a competitive publishing contract. The book will be in print and ebook format, distributed globally by the Independent Publishers Group.



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. However, we have published longer work in the past. If your entry exceeds 4000 words, then please contact us first with more details and a synopsis.

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 2500 - 3000 words in length. We like to keep it short for the internet audience. However, we have published longer work in the past. If your entry exceeds 4000 words, then please contact us first with more details and a synopsis.

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.
Ends on January 1, 2018
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, you may want to 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?  

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 fall and spring seasons.

Guidelines

New Manuscripts

  • Your manuscript should be complete.
  • 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.
 
Out of print work

  • 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.  (Availability via third-party sellers is fine, though.)