The Team

Regular Staff

APRIL FORD: Associate Publisher

April’s website

An author herself, April loves assisting others through the book-making process. At SFK Press, she works closely with writers to prepare their manuscripts for publication, from substantive revisions to conceptualizing cover designs to setting up author platforms and purchasing ISBNs. She manages production schedules and liaisons with designers, printers, and distributors, ensuring that SFK’s communications and marketing divisions have everything they need to support and promote SFK authors to the fullest.

NICOLE BYRNE: Marketing Assistant

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Nicole Byrne is a queer poet based in Portland, Maine. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Wichita State University, where she was the first two-time recipient of the Stephen C. Barr Endowed Fellowship in Creative Writing. Her work has appeared in Split Lip MagazineRed Earth Review, Emrys Journal, The Rush, Bright Sleep Magazine, and Spy Kids Review, among others. As the Marketing Assistant for Southern Fried Karma, she works with promotion for SFK Press titles, and manages The New Southern Fugitives zine. Learn more about Nicole at

EMERY DUFFEY: Social Media Coordinator

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Emery Duffey, Editorial Assistant, SFK Press

Emery has worked as a freelance writer for five years, but her love for language began as soon as she started walking. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of West Georgia, making her the third generation on her father’s side to graduate from the institution. As a native Georgian who has spent most of her life by the side of a creek, she draws inspiration from the state’s oddball weather patterns, wildlife, and people. Her poetry has been published in a number of The Bitchin’ Kitsch issues. Learn more about Emery here.
ALISON McCONDICHIE: Audio Book Producer

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Alison is a musician and sound engineer, currently studying to become an entertainment attorney. She has a deep appreciation for the arts and creativity, and a driving desire to help artists pursue and achieve their creative goals. Within Southern Fried Karma, she assists writers and visual artists through the legal processes of publication in The New Southern Fugitives zine, and produces audio books for SFK Press titles. In whatever work she does, Alison always has the same goal in mind: To spread the gift of creativity.

Contributing Staff

OLIVIA M. CROOM: Book Cover Designer

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PINCKNEY BENEDICT: Developmental Editor

Pinckney at Southern Illinois University

CADE LEEBRON: Stylistic Editor

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