These are U.K. publishers that publish more than six full-length books of poetry per year (or less if they are a major imprint of other genres) and have had a title shortlisted for a recognised poetry prize in the past five years.
Acumen Publications also run Ember Press and Beugger Books
Address: 6 The Mount, Higher Furzeham, Brixham, Devon TQ5 8QY
Website address: www.acumen-poetry.co.uk
Name of editor: Patricia Oxley
"Acumen produces one to two books and three pamphlets a year. These are 95% by invitation to poets whose work has greatly appealed in the magazine Acumen. The pamphlets are for promising poets of all ages who have had no collected publication previously."
Anima Poetry Press
Anvil Press Poetry
Anvil Press has closed and has been taken over by Carcanet Press. All sales, rights and other business has been transferred to Carcanet Press: www.carcanet.co.uk
70 Clifton Road, Darlington, Co. Durham, DL1 5DX
Tel: 01325 260741
"We are a small poetry press based in Darlington in the NorthEast of England. We seek high quality mss. from British poets and look favourably on first collections. See our website for further information."
Black Herald Press
"Black Herald Press publishes poetry books and an international bilingual literary magazine (poetry, fiction, essays, translations), The Black Herald. A truly new world poetry, wide awake and, like any new animal, subject only to the ever-changing processes of adapting to any sudden biological condition. A poetry born of no schools or workshops, so ready now to assimilate new rhythms, syntax and visions; to embrace the 'originality' of any ontological word-harvest and the assimilation of all new inscrutable realities; to leave the pen as the needle of a seismograph, recording and tracing again across the page only the polysemic and chaotic tremors of the world."
Books Ltd, Eastburn, South Park, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1BS
Tel: 01434 240500
Editor: Neil Astley
"Bloodaxe Books is Britain's premier publisher of contemporary poetry, with an international reputation for quality in literature and excellence in book design. With its bold and diverse stable of new and established British, Irish, American, European and Commonwealth writers, Bloodaxe has revolutionised poetry publishing in Britain"
Burning Eye Books
Calder Wood Press
Diversity House, 72 Nottingham Road, Arnold, Nottingham,
Tel: 0115 967 4455
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
"We are a small, independent poetry pamphlet publisher in Nottingham. We don't accept any submissions - we only commission."
"With a distinctly international outlook, Canongate Books nurtures and publishes new talent from around the world, whilst retaining the essence of the Scottish Canon. We have no specific agenda other than to promote and publish challenging, quality work from as broad a perspective as we are able."
30 Cross St.
Manchester M2 7AQ
Tel: 0161 834 8730
"Carcanet Press is the UK's leading poetry publisher. Now in its fifth decade, it provides the most comprehensive and diverse lists of contemporary and classic poetry in English and in translation. The Carcanet website is an invaluable resource not only for a full list of published and forthcoming poetry titles, but also for news, reviews, events, author profiles, and much more. The poetry magazine PN Review is produced from the same office."
Chatto & Windus see Random House
Meirion House, Glan yr afon, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3SU
Editor: Dr. Jan Fortune-Wood
"Cinnamon Press is an independent publisher celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2015. We select poetry that is innovative, with a fresh perspective. We include a significant list of Welsh poets, but also poetry from across the UK and beyond, including China, South Africa and the USA. Also publish Envoi poetry magazine, now in it's 58th year.. Annual debut poetry collection competition leading to publication, annual pamphlet competition with 4 pamphlets published and Single poem prize with £100 top prize. Regular courses for writers & mentoring opportunities."