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.

Nepantla began as an online literary journal in 2013, when Christopher Soto and the Lambda Literary Foundation founded it. Over the years, Nepantla has helped raise the voices of some of contemporary America‚Äôs finest poets and has reached tens of thousands of readers internationally. Now, for the first time, Nepantla will be available as a printed poetry anthology to be bought at stores and taught in classrooms. Published by Nightboat Books, Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color will feature an array of poets throughout literary history. We want to publish the best work ever written by queer poets of color. Thus, we are not solely seeking first publication rights and we want to read a range of works. You can submit previously published poems. Multiple submissions are okay. Send us your bio and up to five pages of poetry, in a Word Document or PDF. Please, only consider submitting to Nepantla if you self-identify as a queer poet of color.