monday night press

Founded in the spring of 2018, Monday Night Press publishes chapbooks by up-and-coming writers often overlooked by mainstream literary culture. Authors are selected by invitation only. Each chapbook is produced in a limited quantity and bound with a hand-stitched spine.

Our current catalog includes the following titles:

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If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact us at editors at mondaynightlit dot com to request a free copy of this book (or any in our collection).

Which Way Will the Water Drag Our Bodies?

Tamer Sa’id Mostafa’s chapbook, Which Way Will the Water Drag Our Bodies? transports the reader to a specific place – the city of Stockton in California’s Central Valley – while also conveying a universal sense of home. Reading these poems, we experience city, family, community, self through a complex lens of justice and love.

“In this collection of poems by Tamer Sa’id Mostafa, pure phenomenology is at work. Which Way Will the Water Drag Our Bodies? is precisely sutured to create a dynamic human map through analysis of perception, and lived tension. The reader and speaker traverse constrictions, junctures, and unhealed coagulations; yet, both emerge into a space of unchartered Self. Motifs of injustice dissect to discovery, the unknown goes to revolution, known escapes into wonder. Mostafa is exceptional in his achievement of phenomenology with experiential ascent of language, skillfully stacked to delight. Empathy serves as the overarching assumption of all that is human. Each poem leaves the internal eye more wide-open.”

– Rhony Bhopla


Publication Date: April 2020


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Nomenclature

Monday Night’s third chapbook, Nomenclature by Niko Nelson, is a collection of poetry published in March 2019. Read reviews for this title.


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Failures

Our second chapbook, Failures is a collection of stories by Matt Tompkins published in February 2019. Read reviews for this title.


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The City is Burning

Our first chapbook, The City is Burning is a collection of poems by Patrick Duggan published in April 2018. Read an excerpt from this title.