The SFA Press publishes a wide range of books and journals. The press has published poets, writers and artists from around the globe and is equally committed to authors of the region. It has published work related to the history and culture of East Texas, as well as the surrounding region, and volumes devoted to forestry, archeology, folklore, fiction, poetry, biography, creative nonfiction, general interest nonfiction, art books, cookbooks and literary criticism. SFA Press also publishes children's and young adult literature. Titles published through the press have won international, national and regional awards.
Press publications are distributed worldwide as a member of The Texas A&M University Press consortium. They are available through Amazon and Ingram's, among other vendors.
Fiction and poetry prizes
The SFA Press offers fiction and poetry prizes annually. For further information, watch for announcements.
Student internships / involvement
SFA students studying English, creative writing or art have opportunities to serve either as publishing interns or student workers. Students may take internship coursework that places them at the helm of publishing projects.
At the graduate level, students pursuing the Master of Arts in English may be awarded an assistantship with the press. Additionally, students pursuing the Master of Arts in publishing have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience as assistants.
Book proposal guidelines
SFA Press is interested in publishing well-researched, well-written works. The press also welcomes book proposals by both established and first-time writers.
If you are interested in submitting a book for publication, follow these guidelines:
Submitting your proposal
Once you have a complete book proposal, you can submit it to the following address:
Stephen F. Austin State University Press
ATTN: Acquisitions Editor
C/O The Department of English
P.O. Box 13007
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962
Important note: Email or telephone proposals are not accepted. Because of the large number of submissions we receive, we are unable to return submission materials. We ask that you do not send original copies of artwork or other content. Do not send an entire manuscript unless you are directed to do so by an editor.
Proposal review policies and processes
We strive to review all proposals within one month of receipt. If we are interested in your project, we will notify you by email or phone.