Post: 21st Annual New York City Independent Publishers Book Party! 5/5 from 6-8pm

Start the Presses! We hope you will join us for the 21st Annual New York City Independent Publishers Book Party at James Cohan Gallery on Thursday, May 5th from 6-8pm. Drinks will be served. This event is free and open to all! Featuring: Belladonna* Birds, LLC Black Square Editions Black Sun Lit DoubleCross Press Everybody Press […]

Post: Nightboat Books Editorial Fellowship

Nightboat Books is delighted to announce our new Editorial Fellowship, a program designed to support an aspiring BIPOC editor in developing a book project of their choosing for publication at Nightboat! Over the course of the two years, the selected Fellow will become familiar with the full life cycle of a book, including developmental and […]

Post: Announcing the Nightboat Poetry Prize Winners! ✨

This year we received over nine hundred submissions to the annual Nightboat Poetry Prize. We are excited to announce that the Nightboat Editors have chosen four manuscripts for publication in 2023-2024!   Read more about each of the prize-winning manuscripts below.   Teeter by Kimberly Alidio Listening and sounding a way through Tagalog and Pangasinan, […]

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: Virtual Book Tour for Ultramarine by Wayne Koestenbaum!

Announcing the Virtual Book Tour for Ultramarine by Wayne Koestenbaum!   Thursday, 2/24 at 3pm PT /  6pm ET hosted by The New School with Angelo Nikolopoulos and Mark Bibbins. RSVP here.   Thursday, 3/3 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET hosted by City Lights with Ronaldo V. Wilson. RSVP here.   Tuesday, 3/15 hosted by 192 Books with Mónica de la […]

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: Announcing Nightboat New Year’s Promotions!

Happy New Year from Nightboat Books! In 2021, we debuted our subscription program–offering subscribers our complete annual catalog at a 25% discount–and were delighted by the response. For 2022, we’re excited to share that we’ll be revamping our subscription program, and introducing a few new other ways to stay up-to-date with the Nightboat catalog!  Meanwhile, […]

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Post: Remembering Etel Adnan (1925-2021)

Nightboat Books mourns the loss of the luminous poet and painter, Etel Adnan, who died on Sunday, November 14th in Paris at the age of ninety-six. Etel was a generous spirit and guide, always interested in the work of younger and emerging poets, and looking to make connections with artists and writers around the world. […]