SFK Press Collaborates With Dead Rabbits Books

New Southern Fugitives’ parent company, Southern Fried Karma Press, and Dead Rabbits Books will embark on a collaborative literary tour across North Carolina in an effort to bring writers, readers, and publishers together to expand and uplift the literary community.

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Southern Fried Karma

Based out of Atlanta, SFK Press cultivates diverse voices: literary expressions from Brooklyn’s Williamsburg to Chicago’s Wicker Park. We seek to help artists reach a wider audience and to circumvent the exclusive control of corporate gatekeepers that measure acquisitions purely through economic return. Such is the founding premise of SFK Press, whose mission is to publish a million stories speaking to “Y’all Means All”.

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Dead Rabbits Books

Dead Rabbits Books

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Dead Rabbits Books is a small press based out of New York & Seattle with the mission to publish books that matter in ways that matter. The aim is to make their publishing process as transparent and writer-centric as possible – with a heavy emphasis on the literary community. Having started as a reading series in 2014, Dead Rabbits launched a press in autumn of 2018. Their first title will be out in September 2019.


Literary Kinship

Armed with strong missions and values, Dead Rabbits’ and SFK’s literary kinship sparked after a chance meeting through their mutual book designer, Olivia Croom. Since then, a fruitful and innovative partnership has grown, the Fugitives & Rabbits Tour is merely the latest iteration of that collaboration.

Fugitives & Rabbits has scheduled seven stops through the first week of August, including a climactic celebration at the end of the week in Winston-Salem, NC. Each event is free and open to the public. Along with a basic schedule for all events, each stop will be tailored to fit the needs of the community therein.

Attendees can expect to hear the work of burgeoning authors from each press, meet with the publishers and editors about finding an audience for their work, and join in conversation that connects the literary community. Both presses hope to share their knowledge of the publishing industry while also learning from attendees about how they can support local literary communities.

Additionally, many of these events will be recorded and appear on the Dead Rabbits Podcast in an effort to shine a light on writing and work done locally.

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Schedule of Events

August 5th, 7:30pm: Scuppernong Books in Greensboro
August 6th, 6pm: Bookmarks in Winston-Salem
August 7th, 5:30pm: Sunrise Books in High Point
August 8th, 6pm: Firestorm Books in Asheville
August 9th, 6pm: Main Street Books in Davidson
August 10th, 12pm: Walls of Books in Cornelius
August 10th, 7pm: Closing Celebration at Finnegan’s Wake in Winston-Salem


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