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We're thrilled to share that Gillian Conoley is going on the road! She will be touring through the fall and into the spring in support of her newest book, A Little More Red Sun on the Human to be released in October. This collection of poems is also available on Consortium. Be sure to catch Conoley at one of these magical events.     October 12, 2019: Reading, Grace Cathedral, Litquake San Francisco, CA, 8 pm: October 13, 2019: Reading, Napa Valley Writer's Conference 20th anniversary, 5 pm, Napa Bookmine, 964 Pearl St., Napa, CA October 22, 2019: BOOK LAUNCH and Reading  for A Little…

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Aditi Machado’s book Emporium (Nightboat Books, 2020) has won the JAMES LAUGHLIN AWARD, which is given to recognize and support a second book of poetry forthcoming in the next calendar year. Offered since 1954 and endowed in 1995 by the Drue Heinz Trust, the annual award is named for the poet and publisher James Laughlin, founder of New Directions. The winning poet receives a cash prize of $5,000 and a one-week residency at the Betsy Hotel in Miami; the Academy of American Poets also distributes copies of the book to thousands of its members. Past recipients include Donald Hall, Sharon Olds, and Vijay Seshadri. The judges were Gillian…

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  With mass ICE raids of major U.S. cities promised by an ever-intensifying racist administration, major protests at the nations detention centers after reports of astonishingly inhumane conditions and newly devised asylum restrictions, along with…

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Last month, the poetry community lost a dear friend and comrade, an important voice and mentor, with the passing of Kevin Killian, novelist, poet, editor, and reviewer. Killian, along with his partner Dodie Bellamy, played an undeniably central and indispensable role in both the San Francisco and national literary scenes, giving boundlessly to others with special care to younger emergent writers. In 2017, the two edited the first anthology of New Narrative writers, tenderly entitled "Writers Who Love Too Much," which we had the pleasure of releasing here at Nightboat. Andrew Durbin, fellow Nightboat author, editor, and good friend…

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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 strict forms. No limits. Your manuscript might include poetry and poetic sections, but we're not considering full length poetry collections at this time. There is a $15 fee to cover administrative costs. Please include the following with your manuscript through Submittable: (a) your name and contact information (b) a short…

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Stephen Motika, our wonderful publisher, recently spoke with Andy Fitch for BLARB! Here's an excerpt: How might a sustainable small press balance promoting fugitive individual projects and cultivating a long-lasting catalogue? How might a publisher’s personal attraction to what “breaks” within genre-defying manuscripts fit amid a broader cultural moment in which “the most interesting books now are almost exclusively in poetry, experimental fiction, and experimental prose”? When I want to ask such questions, I pose them toStephen Motika, publisher of Nightboat Books. Over the past couple years, following Motika’s departure from his Artistic Director position at Poets House to take up…

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