Full-Length Submissions

Nightingale & Sparrow Press will open for full-length manuscript submissions from 4-17 May 2020.

Nightingale and Sparrow aims to soar through written and visual arts. We want to publish work that takes the earthly and makes it ethereal. Send us your deepest thoughts, most poignant memories, and flights of fancy.

Before you submit: read, read, read!

  • Read through the above mission and below guidelines and ensure your work complies.
  • Read through the archives of Nightingale & Sparrow, our literary magazine, to get a taste for the kinds of work we especially love.
  • Read through some of our previously published works (if possible) to get a sense for what we particularly like to publish
  • Read through your manuscript one more time to check for any last changes or edits.

Nightingale & Sparrow Press is looking for full-length manuscripts that meet the following criteria:

Genres: While we’re partial to poetry, we’ll certainly consider collections of prose (fiction or CNF) pieces, photography, or mixed media – if you think it’s a good fit and it can be printed in this form, send it our way!

Page count: 45 to 150 pages

Word count: As long as your text can fit comfortably within the page count above, we don’t have a strong preference!  For the font, we prefer Garamond.

Submit your manuscript (body text only – we’ll get your title pages, acknowledgements, bio, TOC, etc. if your manuscript is selected for publication!) in a pdf file with no identifying information to [email protected] with the subject line Full-Length Submission.

In the body of your email, tell us about your work in a few sentences, and why you feel N&S Press would be a good home for it.

Please allow us up to three months following the close of submissions to respond to all submitted manuscripts

Feel free to contact our staff with any further questions.

Chosen full-lengths:

N&S will choose up to three full-length manuscripts to be published following each reading period.  We will work with these authors to put the finishing touches on their work and get it ready for publication.  Each chapbook will be scheduled for publication at some point in late 2020/early 2021.

Each author will receive 50% of the profits from their book and will have the opportunity to purchase author copies at a discounted rate.

Published chapbooks will be available on Amazon and through expanded distribution, including Barnes & Noble and library distributors. A Kindle edition may be offered for some books, in addition to print.

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