Nightjar readers who have remained with us from the start will know that we publish a pair of stories in the spring and another pair in the autumn, but this autumn, in what remains of our tenth-anniversary year, we are publishing two pairs. Huge thanks as ever to John Oakey of johnoakeydesign.co.uk, and Claire Dean, who maintains web site. Both John and Claire have remained loyal supporters of Nightjar since the beginning. During the ten years we have been publishing, we have remained with H&H Reeds Printers Ltd of Penrith for our printing needs, because they are lovely, competitively priced and achieve excellent results.
We sometimes reject submissions on the basis that they don’t feel like Nightjar stories, but, at the same time, what feels like a Nightjar story has perhaps changed a little over ten years. HP Tinker’s ‘Le détective’ and Paul Griffiths’ ‘so this is it’ may not immediately strike readers as typical Nightjar stories, but we are becoming increasingly interested in exploring possible links between experimental writing and uncanny effects. We are excited to welcome back M John Harrison, with ‘Doe Lea’, which is paired with a debut publication by Nicola Freeman, ‘Halloween’, one of the subtlest stories we have done.
As well as these four new titles, we have five others that remain in print, out of 40 stories published since 2009. Email for special rates for bulk orders (see About page) or check Twitter for special offers. The forthcoming schedule includes stories by Robert Stone and Daniel Gothard.