Small Press Podcast: Nightjar Press

In the second of our E: SF small press podcasts, Nicholas Royle discusses Nightjar Press, an independent publisher known for its publication of dark, uncanny, weird, and experimental writing. In this episode, Nick talks about his love of the short story, the sometimes-troublesome terrain of editing experimental writing, and staying true to the ‘power of narrative and story’. He discusses three of the presses most recent publications and recommends Giles Gordon’s Pictures from an Expedition (1970) as his Lock Down reading choice.

You can find out more about Nightjar Press on E:SF’s small press page.



Nicholas Royle is a Reader in Creative Writing at Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University and head judge of the Manchester Fiction Prize. He is the author of seven novels, two novellas and three volumes of short fiction. He works as an editor for Salt Publishing and has edited twenty anthologies of short stories. He runs Nightjar Press, publishing original stories as signed, limited edition chapbooks.

You can find out more about Nicholas Royle on his website.