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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…

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Red Jordan Arobateau died on Thursday, November 25, in San Francisco. The painter and literary sensation was seventy-eight years old. He left behind an enormous, unparalleled body of work in fiction, erotica, life writing, poetry, and visual arts. After leaving his home in Chicago as a teenager, Red Jordan Arobateau relocated briefly to New York City before arriving in San Francisco, where he remained for nearly six decades. Arobateau first self-published dyke novels and poetry in the 1970s, and over the years used small presses, gay and lesbian publishers, lesbian bars, and varied forms of self-publishing to share his voluminous…

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Today we're celebrating the publication of O.B.B. by Paolo Javier, featuring artwork by Ernest Concepcion and Alexander Tarampi! O.B.B. aka The Original Brown Boy is comprised of a series of comic book collaborations with text and image, as well as poems and essays that expand upon the nature of comics themselves. O.B.B. has many layered and intersecting identities: postcolonial, manifesto, conceptual, collaborative, avant garde, political cartoon, and more. In celebration of the book's release, we're excited to share a list of comics titles that inspired the creation of O.B.B., written by author Paolo Javier. Read on below! (We have attempted…

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This year we received hundreds of submissions to our Prose Reading Period. We are excited to announce that we are accepting four manuscripts for publication! Read more about each of the manuscripts below:   Greasepaint by Hannah Levene [gallery columns="1" size="large" ids="13366"] Against a backdrop of 1950s America, Greasepaint follows an ensemble cast of all singing, all dancing butch dykes and Yiddish anarchists through eternal Friday nights round the table, and at the bar. Hannah Levene is a writer and poet based in Norwich, UK. Her work has appeared in Hotel, Datableed, -algia, and Spam. Her poetry collection "Boneless Ribs" was published in 2018.…

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This week on the Nightboat blog, we're celebrating the recent publication of Joey Yearous-Algozin’s A Feeling Called Heaven with an ambient and New Age mixtape inspired by the book--which takes the form of a guided meditation on human extinction--and compiled by the author himself. Take a listen and let yourself be guided into the present and into oblivion.   I’m sitting on a pew in a church in Brooklyn with my friend Marie. It’s night and we’re there to see Laraaji, the renowned New Age musician and laughter meditation teacher, perform a live set. Before him, the opener, Brooklyn-based musician Rachika…

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Announcing the Virtual Book Tour for Villainy by Andrea Abi-Karam!   Friday, 9/17 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET hosted by Books Are Magic with NM Esc, Sahar Khraibani, Andrea Lawlor, Eileen Myles & Kamelya Omayma Youssef. RSVP here.   Thursday, 9/23 at 4:30pm PT / 7:30pm ET hosted by Skylight Books with Randa Jarrar. RSVP here.   Tuesday, 9/28 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET hosted by City Lights with Leila Weefur. RSVP here.   Sunday, 10/10 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET hosted by Poetic Research Bureau with Jackie Ess & Fargo Nissim Tbakhi.   Thursday, 10/14 at 7:30pm Central / 8:30pm ET hosted by Poetry & BYOBiscuits.   Saturday, 10/23 hosted by Mizna, time TBA!    Monday, 11/15 at 5:30pm PT / 8:30pm ET hosted by Four Queens with Angel Dominguez.

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