‘Haunting stories that set out to keep us in their moment’ Paul Magrs
Nightjar Press is an independent publisher specialising in limited edition single short-story chapbooks by individual authors. It is brought to you by the people behind early 1990s British Fantasy Award-winning publisher Egerton Press, responsible for Darklands, Darklands 2 and Joel Lane’s short-story collection The Earth Wire. The publisher is Nicholas Royle, the designer John Oakey. We are open to submissions from writers who have taken the trouble to research what kind of stuff we like.
The nightjar – aka corpse fowl or goatsucker – is a nocturnal bird with an uncanny, supernatural reputation that flies silently at dusk or dawn as it hunts for food. The nightjar is more often heard than seen, its song a series of ghostly clicks known as a churring. In her poem ‘Goatsucker’, Sylvia Plath wrote that the ‘Devil-bird’ flies ‘on wings of witch cloth’.
What Happens When You Wake Up in the Night/Michael Marshall Smith (12pp) SOLD OUT
The Safe Children/Tom Fletcher (16pp) SOLD OUT
When the Door Closed, It Was Dark/Alison Moore (16pp) SOLD OUT
Black Country/Joel Lane (16pp) available
A Revelation of Cormorants/Mark Valentine (16pp) available
The Beautiful Room/RB Russell (12pp) available
Lexicon/Christopher Burns (17pp) available
Field/Tom Fletcher (12pp) available
Sullom Hill/Christopher Kenworthy (15pp) available
Remains/GA Pickin (13pp) available
Into the Penny Arcade/Claire Massey (12pp) available
Marionettes/Claire Massey (12pp) available
All chapbooks are priced £3/$5/€3.5 plus 50p/$3/€1.5 P&P
If ordering more than one chapbook, please ask for P&P charges.
To buy copies of our publications, please email Nicholas Royle on email@example.com.