Fiesty and Unfiltered: Fugitive Voices Coming Soon!

2018 SFK Novel Contest Judge and published author Pinckney Benedict and SFK Associate Editor and published author April Ford will co-host a weekly podcast in which they roll out the very best of Southern Fried Karma—that is, an unfiltered, “no old boys’ club allowed” look inside the world of publishing from the POV of a feisty & progressive independent literary press in the South. Coming November 2018. Learn more about Fugitive Voices on SoundCloud


Last Day to Take our Survey and Win an SFK Prize Pack!

Thank you for being a loyal reader and supporter of The New Southern Fugitives. As we near the end of volume 1, we are both overjoyed and humbled by your engagement with our zine.

As we make plans for volume 2, we’re in need of a vital component in our decision-making process—YOU! 

Help us get a better sense of how we’re serving you by taking our short survey. It’s 13 questions long and should only take you about 5 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until October 4 (tomorrow!).

As an additional “thank you” for your participation, you will have an opportunity to enter to win a Southern Fried Karma Prize Pack that includes a mug and two SFK books!

We truly appreciate you taking a short amount of your time to help us plan new directions for The New Southern Fugitives. We value your honest feedback as a part of our community!

CLICK HERE to take our survey

SFK is headed to Nashville for Humanities Tennessee’s Southern Festival of Books!

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to present the 30th annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word. The festival will take place October 12-14, and is located at the Main Nashville Public Library and War Memorial Plaza in downtown Nashville. Join us for some grit lit!



Dive into the mysteries of the Carolina Sea Islands in ‘A Curious Matter of Men with Wings’

Set off on an adventure with the Walpole boys as they search for their little sister and discover love and the truth behind the centuries-old tale of the Flying Men, as well as numerous other mysteries native to the South Carolina Sea Islands.

“A dazzling literary debut,” A Curious Matter of Men with Wings is a magical tale about the redemption that comes to people who finally keep their promises to each other and stand together – no matter their ethnicity, culture or economic situation.

Get A Curious Matter of Men with Wings in paperback and eBook format now!



Looking to clean up a manuscript? Take a class with the Decatur Writers Studio!

The Decatur Writers Studio in Decatur, GA offers classes for writers of all genres and stages.

Click here for the Fall 2018 classes flyer

Our Fall Titles are Still Fresh!

Spend some time reading Southern Lit this fall. A Body’s Just as Dead  by Cathy Adams, The Banshee of Machrae by Sonja Condit and 2017 SFK Novel Contest winner Amidst This Fading Light  by Rebecca Davis are available paperback and eBook format!

SFK Press seeks book-length fiction!

SFK Press seeks book-length fiction by fearless authors. Our mission is to cultivate the artistic voices of the new millennium with a local accent but a global view. We want the multiplicity of the cosmic experience: past, present, or future, the good, the bad, and especially the unexpected. POC, LGBTQIA+, and women to the front.

Click here to submit your work through our online portal

Help us disrupt the Southern literary landscape.