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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.
  • Is your group affiliated with a University, portal or other agency?
  • 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.
  • Accepts unsolicited submissions?
  • CLMP Member?
  • Number of Books Published per Year
  • Titles in Print
    Bright Morning Stars by Mary Rose O’Reilley, The Ensenada Public Library by David Bajo, Every Mask I Tried On by Alina Stefanescu, How I Met You by Bradley Jay Owens, In the Amber Chamber by Carrie Messenger, Leaving Milan by Elizabeth Oness, Love Is a Stone Endlessly in Flight by Dante Di Stefano, A Man In Trouble by Lon Otto, Mortal by Thomas Dillon Redshaw, The Night Horse by William Reichard, Remote Fishing and Sassafras Tea by Carla Maria Stout, Searching for Mozart by Rick Christman, Second Tongue by Judith Small, The Sky After Rain by D.E. Lee, Spells for Victory and Courage by Dana Fitz Gale, Suburban Heathens by Ellen Lansky, This House That by Peter Grandbois, West of Love by Fran Davis, Where We Land by Daryl Farmer, The Widow's House by Sharon Chmielarz,
  • Average Print Run
    0 (Print-on-demand)

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