Check out an extensive interview with Andrew Gifford about the founding of SFWP and our overall mission at Delphi Quarterly.
Read a profile about Andrew Gifford from the Washington Post Magazine’s “Heir to a Scandal”
Read an interview with Andrew from Out of Print Writing
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.
And then things really got exciting. We’re up to 20 books. Check them out right here. We’ve unflinchingly adapted to the changing world of publishing and we challenge the norms by embracing short stories, novellas, translations, reprints, and the avante garde.
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, the “Queen of the ‘Zines” Pagan Kennedy, the creator of “Rambo” David Morrell, and the “godfather of nonfiction” Lee Gutkind.
“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 culture, SFWP continues without hesitation on the path dreamed of in 1998.