Teffanie Thompson

Falkin Literary

My Manuscript Wish List®

​Originally from Texas, Teffanie Thompson (she/her) attended Prairie View A & M University and graduated from Excelsior University. She obtained her graduate degrees from the acclaimed Writing Popular Fiction program at Seton Hill University. Teffanie has over two decades of experience working with writers in various roles including mentoring, sensitivity reading, critiquing, and editing.

She is also an author. Teffanie is a contributor in Like Sunshine After Rain (Raw Dog Screaming Press), When I Go Outside, I Go Inside (MMH Press), pictureless books, and Many Genres One Craft (Headlines Book, Inc.). Teffanie attended the 2018 Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival in Dubai, UAE. In 2016, her magical realism middle-grade novel, DIRT (Brown Girl Books), won an African American Literary Award at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library. She is currently writing a non-fiction blog series detailing her expat experiences on the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia. She still resides in Texas with her food justice advocate husband.


Fun facts about me:

Outside her fiction addiction, she embraces the joy of spinning hula hoops. Teffanie is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be emailed to teffanie.thompson@gmail.com

We keep it simple. Unlike so many absurd, fussy, arrogant, absolutely obnoxious, and patronizing submissions requirements and formatting rules at the ‘zines*, a good number of small presses**, and even some literary agencies, we just want to see your work however you want to send it because we’re assuming you’re a good communicator because you’re a writer. Yes?


1. No attachments.

2. E-mail your query plus the first chapter or so (in the body of the e-mail) to:

Teffanie Thompson:
teffanie[dot]thompson [at] gmail[dot]com

3. Please identify the genre and provide the word count.

For nonfiction, please send a query before a full proposal.

Only one book/proposal at a time, please.

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