SFK Press is currently seeking submissions to our 2019 SFK Novel Contest. The deadline to submit is June 1, 2019.

The winner will receive a $1,500 advance toward and a publishing contract with SFK Press.

There is no fee to submit a manuscript.

All manuscripts will be considered for publication.

SFK Press is an independent publisher based in Metro Atlanta. SFK Press seeks book-length fiction by fearless authors. Our mission is to “tell a million tales of y’all mean all,” with a Southern accent.

We especially encourage submissions from indigenous, LGBTQIA+, disabled, currently or previously incarcerated, and non-binary people, people of color, and women.

The 2019 SFK Press Novel Contest will be judged by Devi S. Laskar.

Devi S. Laskar is a native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She holds an MFA from Columbia University, an MA in South Asian Studies from the University of Illinois, and a BA in journalism and English from UNC-Chapel Hill. A former newspaper reporter, she is now a novelist, poet, photographer, and artist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming from such journals RattleTin House, and Crab Orchard Review. She is an alumna of both The OpEd Project and VONA, among others, and has published two poetry chapbooks with Finishing Line Press. Her debut novel, The Atlas of Reds and Blues (Counterpoint Press), was released this past February and grapples with the complexities of the second-generation American experience, what it means to be a woman of color in the workplace, and a sister, a wife, and a mother to daughters in today’s America.

The SFK Press Novel Contest is an annual contest now in its third consecutive year. The previous winning novels are Amidst This Fading Light by Rebecca Davis (released August 2018) and If Darkness Takes Us by Brenda Marie Smith (forthcoming October 2019).

To review the full guidelines and to submit your manuscript, please visit https://sfkpress.com/contests/

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