General Submissions

Lucky us (and lucky future you, readers!): We’ve got so many manuscripts to consider, we’re taking the summer to do it.

SFK Press will re-open for submissions on August 7.


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.

Please submit your work by clicking on the Submittable button below. We do not accept manuscripts by snail mail or email. We recycle manuscripts that arrive by snail mail and delete those that arrive by email.


Your Query Letter

  • Your contact information (full name, email address, phone number, mailing address)
  • A synopsis of your project
  • Word count
  • A brief personal bio
  • Any writing/publishing credits or history you may have
  • Your professional website and social media handle if applicable
  • How you heard about SFK Press


Your Marketing Outline

The author’s role in the book publishing process is critical at all stages. While SFK Press provides full-scale editorial, design, and marketing services at no cost to the author, we want to know that our authors will help us sell their books and fulfill our mission to tell a million tales of y’all means all.

Please attach a 1- 2-page outline of ways you intend to promote your book, including:

  • Readings at local bookstores and other venues
  • Virtual book tours (especially if you’re unable to travel)
  • Events and conferences you will attend
  • Authors you will ask for blurbs
  • Readers who will review your book
  • Literary contests to which you will submit your book

This outline will not only help SFK Press envision whether or not your work is the right fit for us; it will also help you envision what kind of home you’re seeking for your work.


Your Manuscript

  • Include your contact information on the title page (full name, email address, phone number, mailing address)
  • Include your full name and email address in the document header
  • Set in 11- to 12-point readable font (ideally, serif)
  • Double-spaced

Please note: We DO NOT consider submissions that do not include the above three files (query letter, marketing plan, complete manuscript). If any of these are missing, we will consider your submission incomplete and delete it.

We look forward to reading your work and will respond to your query within 1-3 months. Rest assured, every incoming query is being read and evaluated with care.

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