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NightBallet Press

Titles per Year: 
6 to 10
NightBallet Press website (PayPal), Amazon.com, Mac's Back Paperbacks on Coventry (Cleveland Heights, OH), Guide to Kulchur: Text, Art, and News (Cleveland, Ohio), Main Street Books (Mansfield, Ohio)
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With over 80 chapbook/book-length poetry collections and five anthologies to date, the list is long, but these are a few of the poets published by NBP: Lyn Lifshin, John Dorsey, George Wallace, Alex Gildzen, Joey Nicoletti, Douglas Cole, John Burroughs, Tsaurah Litzky, Alan Catlin, Wolfgang Carstens, D.R. Wagner, and Bill Gainer. We frequently release books at featured events; in September 2015, NBP produced BeatStreet Cleveland as part of the International Beat Poetry Festival, and released a book for John Burroughs at the event.

Book Types: 
Chapbook, Poetry collections
Reading Period: 
Jan 1 - Dec 31
Reporting Time: 
3 to 6 months
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Editorial Focus

NightBallet Press is a small, independent press interested in the musicality of language and the originality of expression, with a commitment to excellence. Our books are archived in the Ohioana Library and the Lockwood Memorial Library at the University of Buffalo, and have been on display at the Poets House in NYC.

Tips From the Editor

At this time, due to time constraints, manuscripts are by invitation only, but queries about submitting possible manuscripts are allowed. Chapbook manuscripts should be between 15 and 35 pages of poetry (approximately). Although we do publish longer collections, shorter manuscripts have a better chance of being accepted. The role of the poet in actively marketing his/her book is essential. Before selecting manuscripts for publication, the editor will do a search to see if there is an online presence, and whether the poet is doing readings to expose and promote their work. Well-written queries are also essential. Thank you for considering NightBallet Press for your work.

Contact Information

Dianne Borsenik, Editor
123 Glendale Court
Elyria, OH 44035

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Last updated: September 24, 2016

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