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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.

Flarestack Publishing

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Editor: Meredith Andrea and Jacqui Rowe 

"Flarestack Poets is a new imprint launched by Flarestack in autumn 2009 under the direction of Meredith Andrea and Jacqui Rowe (both Flarestack poets). We are looking for poetry that dares outside current trends, even against the grain? collections that aren?t bus queues, from poets who are forging their own linguistic connections with the root-ball of experience.  Flarestack pamphlets have a reputation for quality and diversity, and for encouraging work from new and established voices."

flipped eye publishing

Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA
Tel: 0845 652 9517
Other imprints: mouthmark series & waterways books

"flipped eye publishing is dedicated to publishing work that is clear and true rather than exhibitionist. Founded in 2001, we have won awards from the PBS, featured in The Independent on Sunday and were shortlisted for an IPG Award in 2007. Remarkably, our full poetry collections retail for under £7."

Gallery Press

Loughcrew, Oldcastle, Co. Meath, Ireland
Tel: 049 8541779
Editor: Peter Fallon

"Founded in 1970, The Gallery Press has published more than four hundred titles which show off the finest of new writing by established and emerging Irish authors. It has been our pleasure and privilege to publish books of Irish poetry, drama and, on rare occasions, prose. Marked by careful editing and simple, elegant design, for forty years The Gallery Press has been recognized as Ireland's pre-eminent literary publishing house."

Gatehouse Press

Address: 90 Earlham Road, Norwich, NR2 3HA
Website address: 
Editors: Andrew McDonnell, Meirion Jordan, Julia Webb

"Gatehouse Press publishes the quarterly journal, Lighthouse, and new writing, both in book and pamphlet form. We accept MS submissions from writers based in the UK whose work has appeared in journals or won prizes. We are dedicated to the promotion of our writers."

Gomer Press

Llandysul, Ceredigion  SA44 4JLGomer book cover
Tel: 01559 363090

"Gomer Press is a printing and publishing company based in west  Wales.  Established in 1892 and specializing in books which have a distinctive Welsh identity.  Publishes books for adults and children in both Welsh & English.  Manuscripts without a strong Welsh background or dimension will not be considered"

Graft Poetry

Frizingley Hall, Frizinghall Road, Bradford BD9 4LD
Editor: Nicholas Bielby
"Graft Poetry was initiated to publish poets who have appeared in Pennine Platform  whom the editor thought ready but who had not previously had a book published. Now it does not strictly stick to this rationale, but it does like people to have proved themselves in Pennine Platform with serious-minded, intelligent, well-crafted poems. Publication is by invitation. Graft Poetry seeks to pay its own way in the world through sales, without soliciting external funding."

Green Bottle Press

Green Bottle Press, 83 Grove Avenue, London N10 2AL
Editor: Jennifer Grigg

'Green Bottle Press was founded in 2014 to publish first pamphlets and first collections for poets writing in English. Craft is important, as is knowing what you are trying to accomplish with those particular words set out in that particular way. 

Our motto: 'The best words in the best order." Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Please read the submission guidelines carefully and consider buying a book from the website to see what kinds of things we publish.'

Grey Hen Press

PO Box 450, Keighley, W Yorks, BD22 9BG
Editor: Joy Howard
"The main aim of Grey Hen is to showcase the work of older women. The press concentrates on producing themed anthologies, publishing the work of well-established poets alongside that of newcomers, and organising as many readings as possible across the UK, at festivals and in bookshops. There is also an annual competition for women poets over 60."

Hafan Books

Hafan Books
Address:  c/o Tom Cheesman, COAH, Swansea University SA2 8PP
Editor: Tom Cheesman

"Established in 2003 to publish poems and stories by refugee writers in Wales, and work by other writers supporting the cause. We have published 6 refugee writing anthologies so far (latest: 'Are You Happy With That?' 2014). Also more than 20 single-author pamphlets, including: refugee poets; Welsh experimental poets (the Boiled String series edited by John Goodby); and poetry and fiction in translation."

HappenStance Press

Editor: Helena Nelson

"HappenStance specialises in pamphlets which are usually debut poetry collections by UK residents. There is an open submissions policy but a track record in reputable magazines is expected, as well as familiarity with at least some publications from our list. Reading 'windows' are in July and December. It is essential to check the website submissions page before making an approach, since there are specific requirements re. number of poems, formatting etc. For further information, email the editor, but do not send poems by email."

Happy Dragons' Press, The

8 Stambourne Road, Toppesfield, Halstead, Essex, CO9 4DG
Editors: Shirley Toulson & Rosemary Grant

Hearing Eye

Hearing Eye book coverBox 1, 99 Torriano Ave, London, NW5 2RX
Editor: David Floyd and Susan Johns

""Hearing Eye grew from the Sunday evening poetry readings at Torriano Meeting House in Kentish Town. John Heath-Stubbs gave us our first pamphlet in 1987 (Cats' Parnassus with delightful illustrations by Emily Johns). We have published over 150 titles including more than 60 in our Poetry Pamphlet series.  All our poetry publications are to be found at the Poetry Library."

Hesterglock Press

Twitter: @H_G_Press

"Bristol-based small press publishing mainly experimental poetry, run by Sarer Scotthorne & paul hawkins."

Honest Publishing

Honest Publishing book coverHonest Publishing, 21 Valley Mews, Cross Deep, Twickenham, TW1 4QT
Editors: Chris Greenhough, Bogdan Tiganov & Daniel Marsh

"Honest Publishing is an independent book publisher founded by three  friends in 2010, with the aim of publishing alternative, original  voices, to provide an audience for unique writers neglected by the  mainstream. At Honest Publishing, we are proud of our commitment to  producing and promoting high quality literature, and take great care to  ensure that honesty and integrity lie at the heart of our business practices."

If P then Q

41 Fulford Street, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 9PX
Editor: James Davies

"if p then q is a publisher of minimalist and conceptual poetry based in Manchester. Its authors include P. Inman, Tom Jenks, Holly Pester, Peter Jaeger and Chrissy Williams."

Indigo Dreams Publishing

24 Forest Houses, Cookworthy Moor, Halwill, Beaworthy, EX21 5UU
Website:  Email:
Editors: Ronnie Goodyer and Dawn Bauling

"Indigo Dreams Publishing is one of the UK's most vibrant and exciting independent poetry publishers. They publish individual collections and anthologies in addition to three poetry magazines Reach Poetry, Sarasvati and The Dawntreader. Their poetry competitions include the annual Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize in honour of the poet and editor. The editors are not afraid to back their judgement and have published many poets' first collections among the better known, giving them deserved exposure to a larger audience. Many of their published writers have achieved recognition through awards and prizes. They publish around 30 poetry books a year in addition to fiction and non-fiction. IDP has an established way of considering MSS and this is detailed on their website"

Iron Press

5 Marden Terrace, Cullercoats, North Shields, Northumberland, NE30 4PD
Tel. 0191 253 1901
Editor: Peter Mortimer

"IRON Press has been publishing new poetry since l973, for many years in tandem with IRON Magazine which ran for 82 editions until l997. As well as individual collections of verse, IRON Press also brings out major anthologies:  Voices of Conscience ? Poetry from Oppression, 100 Island Poems of Great Britain and Ireland, The IRON Book of New Humorous Verse (reprinted February 2011). IRON is also a leading publisher of haiku, most recently One Hundred Film Haiku by Mick Haining and Thinking Once a Week by Colin Stewart Jones.."

Jonathan Cape see Random House


10 St Martin's Close, London NW1 0HR, EnglandKatabasis book cover
Editor: Dinah Livingstone

"Down-to-Earth and utopian poetry and prose from home and abroad, with a special interest in Latin American writing. As well as looking abroad, Katabasis is strongly attached to its home in London and its native English language, landscape and radical tradition, wanting poetry that is both rooted in a particular place and history, and speaks beyond them."


Sidlaw House, South Street, Newtyle, Angus, PH12 8UQ

"Established in 1999 by poet and novelist James Robertson, Kettillonia publishes occasional pamphlets of Scottish or Scotland-related poetry. Past publications include new, original work as well as work by neglected or out-of-print writers, including translations and writing in Scots. No unsolicited submissions please."

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