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.
PO Box 154, Thame, UK, OX9 3RQ
Editor: Andrew McNeillie
"We are an independent press specialising in short fiction, primarily, but with a small poetry list of approximately two collections a year (with an emphasis on debut collections). We don't accept manuscripts from previously unpublished poets. Submissions should be in the form of copies of magazines in which a small sample of the poet's work has appeared before, plus a cover note. See website."
Cultured Llama Publishing
11 London Road, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 9QW
Email: via the Contact form on the website
Editors: Maria C. McCarthy and Bob Carling
"Cultured Llama is a literary press that specialises in collections and anthologies of poetry and short fiction. We expect potential authors to have established a profile as a writer, including publications in quality magazines and journals, and to provide commendations from writers who support their work. Proposals for debut collections are as welcome as those from more established authors. Proposals for anthologies of poetry and fiction or 'culture' titles, such as multi-author works by writers' or artists' groups, will also be considered. Proposals must follow the submission guidelines available on the Publishing page of the website."
Dedalus Poetry Press
13 Moyclare Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, Ireland
"Founded in 1985, Dedalus Press is one of the major poetry imprints in Ireland, specialising in contemporary Irish poetry and poetry from around the world in English translation. We also publish occasional prose books by poets, usually with an Irish connection. Recent titles include 'If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song', the Dublin: One City One Book choice for 2014 as well as books by Theo Dorgan, Macdara Woods, Paula Meehan, Gerry Murphy, Pat Boran and Leeanne Quinn."
Dempsey & Windle Publishing
Diamond Twig Press
"We are a women's press which promotes first collections of poetry and short stories: quality books with a strong visual identity, a collectable series by women living in, or connected to, the North. We offer encouragement, opportunities and an important first step on the ladder for aspiring writers. We rarely accept unsolicited manuscripts."
Dionysia Press LTD, 127 Milton Road West, Edinburgh EH15 1JG
Editor: Nathan Hamilton
"Something is hatching, slowly but surely, in the egg box. Based in Norwich, Norfolk, it is an influential small independent poetry press with a strong editorial reputation. See website for further submission details. Submissions looked on more favourably if they demonstrate genuine interest in or knowledge of the press - preferably with a book purchase - or evidence of at least having read guidelines before emailing."
Emma Press, The
Address: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
Website address: http://theemmapress.com
Editor: Emma Wright
"The Emma Press is a small independent press which takes a personal approach to publishing and produces beautiful, thought-provoking books. In 2014 and 2015 the Emma Press was shortlisted in the Michael Marks Awards for poetry pamphlet publishers. They don't accept unsolicited submissions but do run annual calls for poetry and prose pamphlet manuscripts, as well as 3-5 calls for submissions to themed poetry anthologies. See the website for submissions guidelines."
10 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL
Tel: 020 7430 0844
Editor: Stephen Stuart-Smith
"Enitharmon was founded in 1967 and soon established itself as 'one of Britain's most enterprising independent literary presses'. Enitharmon Press specializes in poetry, but also publishes fiction, essays, memoirs and translations. Its sister company, Enitharmon Editions, is one of the few British publishers to commission collaborations between distinguished artists and writers. Recent projects for Press and Editions have involved Tony Bevan, Peter Blake, Jim Dine, Maureen Duffy, Gilbert & George, Seamus Heaney, David Hockney, Jenny Joseph, Michael Longley, Paul Muldoon, Harold Pinter and Paula Rego. Enitharmon is the name William Blake gave to a character representing spiritual beauty and the inspiration of the poet. The logo of the Press derives from a Blake woodcut."
"erbacce-press is a unique poetry cooperative where books (mainly poetry) are published free or with heavy subsidies. We ask, but don't insist, that the author contributes some of the profits from sales to assist other new writers. The word 'erbacce' stems from the Italian for 'weed' and it rhymes with 'apache'; weeds sometimes take over the garden;
that is our ultimate goal although we may go on to take over the world."
Editor: Nicholas Johnson
"etruscan books is 16 years young, and has published concrete, Gaelic and modernist poetry with an ear for the lyric and the made up word. The books are carefully edited, and sewn, often with artist writer film maker collaborations. These have included James Ravilious, Basil King, Colin Sackett, Patrick Caulfield, the teenage Nicholas Dunbar, Rebecca E.Marshall, Sarah Simblett and Brigid McLeer. etruscan books are book makers, rather than orthodox poetry publishers. Many of their books are sold at the London Review of Books Bookshop, and Edinburgh's Word Power."
Ettrick Forest Press
Enquiries Desk, Ettrick Forest Press, Flat 1/1,63 Calder St, Glasgow G42 7RR
74 Leith Mansions, Grantully Road, London, W9 1LJ
Editor: Todd Swift
"Eyewear Publishing is a British indie press founded in 2012 by Dr Todd Swift, based in London. Eyewear has a commitment to the wider world of prose, and poetry, in English and translation. We search for emerging talent, and neglected out-of-work authors, as well as well-established figures. Eyewear's Sexton and Beverly prizes also encourage work from America, and of various genres. We believe books should look good, read well, and be printed in Britain whenever possible."
Faber & Faber
Faber and Faber's list of current poets includes Simon Armitage, Emily Berry, Julia Copus, Lavinia Greenlaw, Nick Laird, Andrew Motion, Paul Muldoon, Alice Oswald, Don Paterson, Sam Riviere, Jo Shapcott and Hugo Williams. They publish the annual Forward Book of Poetry.
Fair Acre Press
9, The Crescent, Canterbury CT2 7AQ
Tel: 07887 56 0018
Website: none but titles are available through bookshops, book distributors such as Bertrams, Gardners and online sites such as Amazon
"fal publications is an independent press publishing high quality unusual books by writers from Cornwall. Established in 2004, fal has so far produced 11 varied books, some illustrated, and has won the Holyer an Gof award for 'Outstanding Literary Merit'. fal does not receive any subsidy. Writers include Jane Tozer, DM Thomas, Angela Stoner and Victoria Field."
Five Leaves Publications
Five Leaves Publications, PO Box 8786, Nottingham NG1 9AW
Editor: Ross Bradshaw
"Five Leaves has published anthologies, pamphlets and single author collections including work by Naomi Jaffa, Michael Rosen, Adrian Buckner, Peter Mortimer, Andy Croft, Charles Reznikoff and John Lucas. Our anthologies include those on the world of night, Jewish poetry, Hull poetry, Nottinghamshire poetry and, forthcoming, alcohol! We have also published a CD of poems by C Day-Lewis. Sorry, no unsolicited manuscripts."
Five Seasons Press