2020 Microchapbook Shortlist

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.

The Shortlist

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