2019 Chapbook Shortlist

Despite being open for just two weeks, we were absolutely blown away by the interest in our chapbook submissions for 2019-2020 publication. In total, we received 68 manuscripts, with over two thousand pages of material! From this, we selected 30 manuscripts for our longlist and, from that, have selected the below shortlist, from which we’ll select our final choices for publication.

We are so grateful to each and every author who sent in their work—each stage of this process becomes more difficult as we select pieces from a phenomenal group of chapbooks.

From the following manuscripts, we’ll choose our final selections, which will be published by Nightingale & Sparrow Press between December 2019 and December 2020.

The Shortlist

A Daughter for Mr. Spider – Megan Russo

All the Shades of Grief – Ellora Sutton

Cemetery Music – Birdy Odell

Dichotomy – Mikhayla Robinson

Gravity – Lynne Schmidt

Heal My Way Home – Rachel Tanner

Neon Ghosts – Alan Parry

one night stand – Paul Robert Mullen and Robynne Limoges

Pandora – Mollie Williamson

Self – Sam Jowett

Summertime Fine – Jason B. Crawford

The Ocean’s Only Word – Lee Potts

The Uncertainty of Light – Alana Saltz

What Lasts Beyond the Burning – A. A. Parr

…And That Has Made All The Difference – K.T. Slattery