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Four of the 2013 Literary Awards Program winners will be published in spring 2015. Find out more right here, and find the list of fiction winners here, and nonfiction here. There is not an Awards Program in 2014.

If you’re looking for news on the Gifford’s Ice Cream memoir, check out the publisher’s blog.

Find out more about SFWP’s origins and founder Andrew Gifford at Delphi Quarterly.

The Books

I started publishing because I love books. I publish titles that I would buy, and that I want to see on the shelves, regardless of genre. SFWP’s mission is not about making a fortune, or creating a catalog that the accountants can get behind. The mission is one of recognition and preservation. These books are works of art, as precious as anything you would hang on your wall. Please take a moment to explore our titles and join me on this mission.

-Andrew Gifford, Director



The Latest From the Journal


The Power of the Word: Let Us Strive to Make a Positive Difference by Nbada Sibanda

By: Nbada Sibanda

This essay seeks to motivate writers to write insightfully, passionately and selflessly, for writing is a noble profession. Words are powerful weapons which can transform the world for the better.

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He: A Collection by Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh

By: Veronica Haunani Fitzhugh

IV. She’s Gone Missing
After hearing “get out” enough, you eventually leave…

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A Review of American 419 and Other Stories by Melanie J. Cordova

By: Melanie Cordova

Abiola’s straightforward prose shines here as well—even the repetition of the words “Jerusalem sand” throughout the story is hypnotic and fills the words with a strong sense of mythos…

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