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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.

Also take a moment to check out our most recent title from Alan Cheuse, An Authentic Captain Marvel Ring & Other Stories.

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


A Conversation with Dan Ford, author of Ordination by Sheila Lamb


There is absolutely no substitute for sitting down and writing. You may need to do research, if you’re writing fantasy you may want to spend time world building, writing character sketches, developing pantheons and cultures and even languages. And that is all quite a lot of fun. But none of it is a substitute for actually writing the story

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A Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies reviewed by Melanie Cordova

By: Melanie Cordova

Douglas Watson’s A Moody Fellow Finds Love and Then Dies follows the protagonist Moody Fellow so closely on his heels that when we finally seem to catch up with him…

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References by Ovo Adagha

By: Ovo Adagha

People disembarked, people came in, yet the train refused to move. It sat there in stagnation, taunting me. I knew immediately that I was lost.

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