This past spring, N&S opened for full-length manuscript submissions. Despite the chaos across the globe, we were thrilled to receive thousands of pages of poetry and other genres to consider for 2020-2021 publication.
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. With every batch of submissions we receive, we’re faced with the inevitable heartbreak of having to turn away work that speaks to us. We truly wish we could accept all of the below titles and more!
As always, 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 full-lengths before choosing our final selections, which will be published by Nightingale & Sparrow Press through 2021.
Ave Mater Militantis – Sarra Culleno
cups in the cupboard – Clarissa R. Sutton
I Hear Your Music Playing Night and Day – Dave O’Leary
In Between Places: A Memoir in Essays – Lucy Bryan
Lamplight in the Fog – Daniel Mark Patterson
Larkspur Queen and Other Songs – Megan Leonard
Life is But a Moment in Time – Essie Dee
Mark. – Shannon Frost Greenstein
Maybe Birds Would Carry It Away – Christopher Woods
Mothership – Emily Uduwana
Open Zero – Sophia Naz
Out of Time – Aiden Heung
River Ghosts – Merril D. Smith
Sea Me – Adwaita Das
STRANGERS IN LOVE – Rebecca Ruth Gould
Thirty Years – David Hay
Too Much World, Not Enough Chocolate – Peggy Landsman
Uproot the Hobbling Magic – Hibah Shabkhez
We Could Be Lovers – Kim Malinowski
We Will Meet the Sun Again – Kevin A. Risner