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! From this, we selected 24 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 March 2020 and January 2021.
A letter from your sheets // if your sheets could speak – Elizabeth Kemball
Bouquet of Fears – Noa Covo
echoes – Heather Parker
ephemeral – Samantha Rose
My Friend, Grief – Cat Woodbury
Natalie – Keana Aguila Labra
Night-Split Dreams & the Green-Eyed Fly – W. E. Pasquini
Queer Girl Falls – Lannie Stabile
She Flocks Away – Leona Wilde
the time when I – Tia Haynes
The Book of Likes – Heather Sweeney
Tryst – Eileen Farrelly