Nightboat Books

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Genres Published: 
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation
Representative Authors: 
Caroline Bergvall, Tim Dlugos, Gillian Conoley, Kay Gabriel, Fanny Howe, Bhanu Kapil, Rosamond S. King, Dawn Lundy Martin, Douglas A. Martin, Brain Teare, Divya Victor
Book Types: 
Novella, Short story collections, Essay collections, Novel, Memoir, Poetry collections
Paperback, E-book
Reading Periods: 
May 15 to Jul 9
Sep 1 to Nov 15
Response Time: 
3 to 6 months
Charges Reading Fee: 
Publishes Through Contests Only: 
Accepts Unsolicited Submissions: 
Accepts Simultaneous Submissions: 
Titles per Year: 
11 to 20
Consortium Book Sales and Distribution

Editorial Focus

Nightboat Books publishes work that resists convention and transcends boundaries—books rich with poignancy, intelligence, and risk.

Tips From the Editor

Poetry submissions are considered through the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize, open September 1 through November 15 each year. Prose reading periods take place in alternate years, generally in the summer, but please check our website for details.

Contact Information

Stephen Motika, Director and Publisher
310 Nassau Avenue
Suite 205
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Contact E-mail: 
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Last updated: Feb 26, 2024