There's no sugar-coating it: two years of pandemic living strangled NightBallet Press. I've put off writing this post as long as I can, but here's the truth of where we are now.
As much as I passionately love the press, I simply cannot justify trying to keep going the way I did before 2020. Due to supply issues, rising costs, unforeseen circumstances, and medical concerns, I've been forced to downsize the press to include offering only the books I published before 2020.
This means I won't be accepting any new manuscripts for publication. That part of the press is shut down. I'm truly sorry. I loved with all my heart working with poets as an editor, designer, and publisher.
The press is not totally moribund, however.
I will continue fulfilling online orders for individual copies of existing NightBallet Press titles as long as I can do so. I had already produced many copies of books ahead of 2020, anticipating a busy year of conferences and literary festivals (2020 being my first full year of retirement from my day job), so I have quite a few books on hand and available to purchase.
Also, if you are a poet who has already had a NBP book published, your title is not necessarily out of print. I will continue to make small press runs of your book as long as possible. It depends on the local family print company I use to make the covers. If they can print the covers, and I have the card stock and paper on hand, we're in business. Please contact me with any questions you might have.
Thank you to all the stalwart supporters of NightBallet Press. You are appreciated more than you'll ever know. I am profoundly grateful for the opportunities I had to work with so many gifted poets. It was a privilege and pleasure to read your poetry manuscripts and to be entrusted with making books for you.
We had ten years. It was a good run.
Sending love to all of NightBallet Press' family and friends,