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Prose Reading Period

Post: Prose Reading Period

PROSE READING PERIOD  We’re thrilled to announce that Nightboat Books is considering prose manuscripts from July 1-Aug 15 2019. Please familiarize yourself with Nightboat Books’s editorial affinities by checking out our titles. Buy our books! Read them! We’re looking for innovative prose projects, including inter-genres/hybrid works, book-length essays, and/or manuscripts of experimental fiction or nonfiction. No […]

Post: Call for Submissions: Radical Trans Poetics Anthology

WHAT: Nightboat Books is excited to invite submissions for an anthology of Radical Trans Poetics, co-edited by Andrea Abi-Karam and Kay Gabriel. By “radical” we mean to suggest two overlapping aims, both political and aesthetic. Politically, we’re interested in assembling poetry and poetics united against capitalism, racism and empire, in a horizon of gender and sexual […]

Post: Editorial Selection: Vibratory Milieu by Carrie Hunter

Congrats to Carrie Hunter! Vibratory Milieu for publication in Fall 2020 Carrie Hunter received her MFA/MA in the Poetics program at New College of California, is on the editorial board of Black Radish Books, and edited the chapbook press, ypolita press, for 11 years. She has two books out with Black Radish Books, The Incompossible and Orphan Machines, and has […]

Post: Editorial Selection: active receptions / sodometers by Noah Ross

Congrats to Noah Ross! active receptions / sodometers  for publication in Winter 2021 Noah Ross is an East Bay bookseller, the author of Swell (Otis Books / Seismicity Editions, 2019) and a co-editor as baest: a journal of queer forms and affects. Work can be found or is forthcoming from Mary: A Journal of New Writing, Taggverk, Requited, FIVE:2:ONE, elderly, and Paradise […]

Post: 2018 Poetry Prize Winner!

Congratulations to Carlos Lara, 2018 Nightboat Poetry Prize Winner! Here is Kazim Ali’s full editorial citation for Lara’s Like Bismuth When I Enter:  Carlos Lara’s Like Bismuth When I Enter enters the space of ritual, incantation and trance with a stunning assemblage of images and structures. No line forgets itself because each announces itself past traditional […]