News & Upcoming Events
Does your poetry pair well with local Southern brews? Then come to our February 1st Southern Fried Slam!
Join the SFK team at Printers Ale Manufacturing Co. for a night of local craft brews, poetic diversity, and prizes—all open to the public. Make your Thirsty Thursday a little classier and more diverse. Bring your best poetry and a taste for great beer…and keep content PG-13, please! (Click on the image for a high-res version.)
2018 AWP Conference & Bookfair
Tampa Convention Center &
Marriott Tampa Waterside
March 7–10, 2018
The SFK team is looking forward to meeting you at the upcoming AWP conference! We hope you’ll visit table T1934 at the bookfair, so we can tell you more about our 2018 title list (we have nine novels forthcoming!) and literary contest, and encourage you to submit your work, whether to our book publishing venture, SFK Press, or to our literature & visual art zine, The New Southern Fugitives.
The entire MacLeod clan is haunted by secrets—and young Roger “Bud” MacLeod doesn’t realize he carries the biggest secret of all. Growing up poor in Depression-era South Georgia is hard enough, but Bud is also cursed with a stutter and a birthmark that disfigures his face. Read more…
The Banshee of Macrhae
A beloved son suffers permanent brain damage leaving his anguished loved ones dealing with his lost aspirations and the many incarnations and deaths he’s experienced.
A Body’s Just as Dead
A disjointed working-class family strives to piece together the shreds of their tattered American Dream while dealing with wacky kinfolk and a political zoo.
Amidst this Fading Light
2017 Novel Contest Winner! A Depression-era family harrowed with a lineage of violence must cope with a tragic murder-suicide in an unbending rural Southern town fascinated by death.
A Curious Matter of Men with Wings
F. Rutledge Hammes
Two troubled brothers, one a dreamer and one a rebel, search for their missing sister after she mysteriously disappears in coastal Carolina.