Nighthawk Books is an independent publisher of books by LGBT writers.
Nighthawk Books considers well-written novels, nonfiction, poetry books (not chapbooks), plays, YA books, children's books, scholarly treatises, and any other writing genre. The press does not publish hardcore erotica devoid of literary merit.
Nighthawk Books continues to publish in both paperback and ebook format, but some books are now published only as ebooks.
Whether you have an agent or not, Nighthawk Books welcomes your submission, but be sure to follow exactly the instructions below. You will receive notification within eight weeks if the press is interested in discussing an offer to publish. If you don't hear back within eight weeks, consider it a pass. You may inquire about the status of your manuscript only after the eight-week window has expired. Simultaneous submissions are okay if Nighthawk Books is notified immediately when your work is accepted elsewhere.
Please send a synopsis or overview of your completed work and your author bio in the body of a single email, with "Submission, [Book Title], [Your Full Legal Name]" as the subject heading.
Fiction writers and playwrights should also include with the synopsis and bio 1) a list of major characters with descriptions, and 2) a logline (a short, one or two sentence summary of the plot as a whole).
Attach to that email your completed book as one PDF, docx, or odf document. All books should be formatted using Times New Roman 12 pt or Liberation serif 12-pt font.
Please note: An email containing other attachments, links, images, or more than the requested synopsis/bio (and character descriptions/logline, if applicable) will be discarded without being read.
Books and emails should be polished before submitting. To receive full consideration, your completed book should demonstrate a high level of writing proficiency in both form and content.
Thank you for your interest in Nighthawk Books
Nighthawk Books logo designed by Dena Van Derveer, 2002