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Brighthorse Books
  • Type of organization
  • Phone
    (402) 455-1500
  • Web address
  • Social media platforms used
    Facebook, Twitter
  • Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
    Brighthorse Books brings attention to the best books of poetry, short stories, and novels through our yearly contests.
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  • Primary editor/Contact person
    Brent Spencer
  • Contact title
  • Focus
    Brighthorse Books publishes 3-5 literary books per year in the areas of poetry, short story collections, and novels.
  • Submissions policy
    Submissions mostly come through our yearly contest. We choose a winning manuscript in poetry, short fiction collections, and the novel, awarding a prize of $1,000 to each winner. In addition, we sometimes publish other manuscripts submitted through the contest, though without the prize money. Royalty is a 50/50 split for contest winners and books published outside the contests.
  • CLMP Member?
  • Number of Books Published per Year
  • Titles in Print
    Leaving Milan, Searching for Mozart, A Man In Trouble, The Widow's House, Where We Land
  • Average Print Run
    0 (Print-on-demand)