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Poetry book publishers

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.

Cinnamon Press

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."

Clutag Press

PO Box 154, Thame, UK, OX9 3RQ 
Editor: Andrew McNeillie

Comma Press

MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HN, UK

"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 We don't accept manuscripts from previously unpublished poets.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

INTRA, 337-341 High Street, Rochester ME1 1DA
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, IrelandDedalus book cover

"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

15 Rosetrees, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2HS
Editor:  Janice Windle

"Dempsey & Windle produce an annual anthology based upon a competition and poems by invited contributors, one or two collections each year by poets whose work has appealed when heard at spoken word events, and two or three chapbooks per year by poets selected from these events or from among the competition entrants.

Dempsey & Windle also run 'The 1000 Monkeys', a monthly series of free spoken-word events with open mic, in Guildford, Surrey."

Diamond Twig Press

Diamond Twig, 9 Eversley Place, Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5AL
Tel: 0191 276 3770

"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

Dionysia Press LTD, 127 Milton Road West, Edinburgh EH15 1JG

Emma Press, The

Address: Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
Website address:
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."

Enitharmon Press

10 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL
Tel: 020 7430 0844
Editor: Stephen Stuart-Smith

Enitharmon now has a bookshop/gallery in Bloomsbury devoted to selling its publications. Open Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm.  

"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 logo5 Farrell Close, Melling, Liverpool, L31 1BU,  UK
Tel: 0795 792 8671

"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."

Etruscan Books

Etruscan Books

Second Floor, Oak Passage Studios, 68 George Street, Hastings, Sussex, TN34 1EE

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

Eyewear Publishing

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

Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA
Tel: 020 7927 3800
Editor: Matthew Hollis

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

Editor: Nadia Kingsley

Fair Acre Press is an independent publishing house. It is committed to publishing high quality books and pamphlets that are good to hold, touch, look at and read; books that will call out to you - over and over again. Its editor is interested in the Natural World generally, Shropshire in particular, conservation, poetry, photography, art, collaborations, and good food. Publication is by invitation.

fal publications

9, The Crescent, Canterbury CT2 7AQ
Tel: 07887 56 0018
Website:  fal publications book covernone 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

Five Seasons book cover41 Green Street, Hereford, HR1 2QH
Tel: (0)1432 261100
Editor: Glenn Storhaug

Flapjack Press

Chiffon Way, Trinity Riverside, Gtr Manchester M3 6AB 
Editor: Paul Neads 

"Flapjack explores the synergy between spoken and written word through collections from northwest poets and performers, poetry theatre, and the occasional book for younger readers."

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