The 2019 Literary Awards Program winners

What an extraordinary contest! This was one of SFWP’s most exciting years. We saw so many amazing entries, and are still reviewing dozens of them for the publishing wing. Contracts have already been offered to several contestants, including Elizabeth Gonzalez...

Author Spotlight: Deborah McCutchen

Editing Is Supposed to Be Fun and Other Wisdom from a Working Writer By Monica Prince Writer and professor Deborah McCutchen’s manuscript, The Whale Road, was selected as one of the top ten finalists for the 2017 SFWP Literary Awards Program, a creative nonfiction...

Author Spotlight: Jonathan Escoffery

A Man of Many Projects and the Encouragement of Rejection By Monica Prince Writer Jonathan Escoffery’s manuscript, If I Survive You, was selected as one of the top ten finalists for the SFWP Literary Awards Program. He is the recipient of a 2017 Somerville Arts...

Author Spotlight: Julie Carrick Dalton

Movement and first loves as a path to writing By Monica Prince   Journalist Julie Carrick Dalton’s manuscript The Poacher’s Code was selected as one of the top ten finalists for the SFWP Literary Awards Program. She’s published more than a thousand articles in...

Author Spotlight: Michele Swide Lew

On mess and generosity for editing and writing By Monica Prince   Michele Swide Lew is a fiction writer, a graduate of UC Berkeley, and one of the top ten finalists for the SFWP Literary Awards Program with her manuscript, Melanie Loves Edith. Her work has been...