Read a profile about Andrew Gifford from the Washington Post Magazine’s “Heir to a Scandal”
Read an interview with Andrew from the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD.
SFWP now looks forward to continued growth as we explore different ways to champion books, writing, and writers. In 2005, we realized a lifelong vision: to launch a small press. SFWP secured the work of Canadian author Ray Robertson, hailed as one of Canada’s finest novelists. His acclaimed novel, Moody Food, was the first title offered by SFWP, released in 2006 and earning a gold Independent Publisher award for best regional fiction. Our second release, The Fires, is a duo of novellas from NPR commentator Alan Cheuse, and was released in 2007. On September 1st, 2008, SFWP released a new collection of nonfiction from celebrated pop-culture maven Pagan Kennedy titled The Dangerous Joy of Dr. Sex and Other True Tales. In 2009, we released the 20th Anniversary edition of Fatal Light, by Richard Currey. Since then, we’ve adapted to the changing world of publishing, releasing a limited edition print run of Paradise, or, Eat Your Face, a collection of novellas from Alan Cheuse, and bringing out of print work back into the fold. This latest venture includes the O. Henry and Pushcart-winning collection of stories from Richard Currey, The Wars of Heaven, and Pagan Kennedy’s complete backlist: Zine, Living, Platforms, and Black Livingstone. All coming out in 2013.
Since 2000, the Project has held a successful annual Literary Awards Program, attracting thousands of outstanding authors from over 70 nations and judged by authors such as Richard Currey, Jayne Anne Phillips, Chris Offutt, Kate Horsley, Ayun Halliday, Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Olen Butler, and the “Queen of the ‘Zines” Pagan Kennedy. Each of the grand prize winners, and many other honorable mentions, continued through to publication and successful writing careers. In 2013, the judges will be Lee Gutkind and David Morrell.
“SFWP launched the best year of my literary life.”
–K.L. Cook, author of Last Call and The Girl from Charnelle
In the summer of 2002, we introduced our online literary journal, dedicated to our goal to promote and recognize authors. Ever since those first days, the journal has thrived, supported by our lively community.
With years of experience, and extreme dedication to the literary world, SFWP continues without hesitation on the path dreamed of in 1998.