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.

Seeking to support the labor of editors of color, we’re looking for an aspiring BIPOC editor to work alongside Nightboat staff to develop a book project of their choosing over the course of two (2) years. Black and Indigenous editors are strongly encouraged to apply.

NOTE: Projects should not be comprised of the applicant's original work. 

Guidelines To Apply:

Please provide the following via the online Submittable application.

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, 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?

3) a current CV


Applicants must:

  • Identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color, but we're not going to 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 2 year fellowship position.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. Permanent Resident (green card) or U.S. Citizen and reside in the United States.

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 Gia Gonzales at

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