Nightboat Books, a nonprofit organization, seeks to develop audiences for writers whose work resists convention and transcends boundaries, by publishing books rich with poignancy, intelligence and risk.

Guidelines To Apply:

1) A statement summarizing your editorial interests and previous literary experience (500 words) —what are you reading/listening to/watching right now? What writing, performance, events, and community organizing have you participated in?

2) An example of a project(s) you’d be interested in bringing to Nightboat. This can be purely speculative (200 words)—is there a writer whose work you think deserves collecting? What kinds of aesthetic forms are you invested in? Are there communities outside of experimental writing you’d like to collaborate with and engage? Please note, if you are awarded the Editorial Fellowship, you will not be required to pursue this particular project. 

3) A current CV.



Eligibility—applicants must:

*Identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color. We will not make judgments in relation to the boundaries of that category; we trust that those who apply will do so in good faith.

*Be able to commit to the two-year fellowship position.

*The applicant must live in the United States and be authorized to work within the U.S. This includes: U.S. Permanent Residents, DACA recipients, and U.S. Citizens.

For more information about the Nightboat Editorial Fellowship, please read our call for submissions.

Nightboat Books is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, equity in employment, accessibility, and to becoming a more inclusive organization. Individuals who have questions about accommodation and accessibility during the application process and beyond, or any general inquiries about the program are invited to contact us at


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