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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


We All Scream for Gifford’s Ice Cream: Countdown #2

I've spent the last decade or so saying that I want to do a regular “anatomy of a book” thing for this so often neglected blog. I think the biggest obstacle is that guiding a book through the long pre-publication process is often mind-numbing and obsessed with the...

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2015 Awards Program Winners

What an amazing year for the Awards Program. We saw so many incredible entries, and the judging process was grueling. Congratulations to all of you for sharing your work and putting your voice out there.

Emily St. John mandel has made her decision.

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We All Scream for Gifford’s Ice Cream Part One: Countdown

Last year, I wrote several blog entries about the development of a memoir detailing the rise and fall of my family – the domineering and wildly insane men and women behind Gifford’s Ice Cream and Candy Company. Founded in 1939, the company thrived until the 1980s when my father and mother willfully, and with malice aforethought, destroyed the company. My father vanished with what some say was well over two million dollars. My mother’s complicity (or lack thereof) has haunted many friends and family ever since. Her apparent suicide in 1999 left us with many more questions than answers.

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