Awards

Post: CURB by Divya Victor is the Winner of Two Major Awards!

We;re thrilled to share that CURB by Divya Victor is the winner of the PEN Open Book Award, which confers a $10,000 prize and a fully-funded artist residency at Civitella Ranieri to an author of color! Congratulations to Divya, and all the finalists and winners of the PEN America Literary Awards. You can view the […]

Post: Mónica de la Torre is the recipient of two major awards!

We’re excited to share that Mónica de la Torre is the recipient of a Creative Capital Award and the C.D. Wright Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts! We’re thrilled to be the publisher of her most recent collection, Repetition Nineteen, a genre-defying project that focuses on translation as displacement, mediation, and a […]

Post: Marwa Helal and Xandria Phillips are Whiting Awards Winners! ✨

Marwa Helal (author of Invasive species) and Xandria Phillips (author of Hull) are both 2021 Whiting Awards winners! ‎ Since 1985, the Whiting Foundation has supported creative writing through the Whiting Awards, given annually to ten emerging writers in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama. The awards, of $50,000 each, are based on early accomplishment and the promise of […]

Post: Two Nightboat Titles Nominated for the 2021 Lambda Literary Awards & Publishing Triangle Awards!

We’re thrilled to share that Neotenica by Joon Oluchi Lee and We Want It All: An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics edited by Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel both are finalists for two awards: the Lambda Literary Awards and the Publishing Triangle Awards! Neotenica is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Gay Fiction and the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBTQ Fiction from the Publishing Triangle. We Want […]

Post: Announcing Our Poetry Prize Winners! ✨

This year we received hundreds of submissions to our annual poetry prize. We are excited to announce that we are accepting four manuscripts for publication!   Read more about each of the prize-winning manuscripts below.   Of Mineral by Tiff Dressen Tiff Dressen sets type, and these poems feel like they have been laid down on the page by […]

Post: Congratulations to Our Four Firecracker Awards Finalists!

We’d like to congratulate our four Firecracker Awards Finalists! In the Creative Nonfiction Category: We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan edited by Ellis Martin & Zach Ozma, & Hatred of Translation by Nathanaël! In the Poetry Category: Personal Volcano by Laura Moriarty & SLINGSHOT by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson! Click here to view the full list of finalists!

Post: Four Lammy Winners!

Thank you Lambda Literary for honoring four of our titles with 2020 Lambda Literary Awards! We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan edited by Ellis Martin & Zach Ozma is the winner in the Transgender Nonfiction Category! SLINGSHOT by Cyrée Jarelle Johnson is the winner in the Gay Poetry Category! HULL by Xandria Phillips […]

Post: Time is the International Winner of the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize!

Congratulations to Etel Adnan & Sarah Riggs! Time is the International winner of the 2020 Griffin Poetry Prize, receiving $65,000 in prize money. From the Judges’ Citation from the shortlist announcement: “‘I say that I’m not afraid/of dying because I haven’t/ yet had the experience/ of death’ writes Etel Adnan in the opening poem to Time. What […]