Despite being open for just two weeks, we were absolutely blown away by the interest in our microchapbook submissions for 2020-2021 publication. We were worried that the formatting might be too restrictive for many prospective submitters (and it certainly did trip up a few along the way), but we were thrilled to have plenty to read. In total, we received 70 manuscripts, with nearly 750 pages of material!
We are so grateful to each and every author who sent in their work—compiling this list was made incredibly difficult by the quality of each and every manuscript.
Manuscripts were reviewed without identifying information, so it was especially exciting to find that a few of our former contributors were the authors behind these works—and even more so to discover several names that are entirely new to us here at N&S!
From the following manuscripts, we’ll create our shortlist of 12 microchapbooks before choosing our final selections, which will be published by Nightingale & Sparrow Press between March 2020 and January 2021.
A letter from your sheets // if your sheets could speak – Elizabeth Kemball
Bouquet of Fears – Noa Covo
Cold Feet Scars – Rene Mullen
dizzy – Grace Sullivan
echoes – Heather Parker
ephemeral – Samantha Rose
Flickering Light Post – Nicky Gutierrez
Let Fall, Like Dreams Beloved – M. Shayne Bell
Love – Jaundré van Breda
My Friend, Grief – Cat Woodbury
Mythweaver – Madison Zehmer
Natalie – Keana Aguila Labra
Night-Split Dreams & the Green-Eyed Fly – W. E. Pasquini
Oddbody – May Chong
Queer Girl Falls – Lannie Stabile
Re-WILDing – Eliot North
She Flocks Away – Leona Wilde
the time when I – Tia Haynes
The Book of Likes – Heather Sweeney
The Other Side of the Fence – Hibah Shabkhez
Tripping Up the Stairs – Richard-Yves Sitoski
Tryst – Eileen Farrelly
Vincent – Paul Brookes
Winterlunes – Rachel B. Baxter