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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.

Peepal Tress Press

17 King's Avenue, Leeds, LS6 1QS 
Tel: 0113 2451703 

"Peepal Tree Press is the world's largest publisher of Caribbean and Black British fiction, poetry, literary criticism, memoirs and historical studies. Based in Leeds, and founded in 1985, it publishes around 25 titles a year  and has 136 poetry books in print. The Managing Editor is Jeremy Poynting and the Associate Poetry Editor is Kwame Dawes."

Penguin Books Ltd

80 The Strand, London, WC2R 0RL

Penned in the Margins

Penned in the Margins book cover22 Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB

""Penned in the Margins creates publications and performances for people who are not afraid to take risks. We believe in the power of language to challenge how we think, test new ideas and explore alternative stories. We operate across the arts, collaborating with writers, artists and creative partners using new platforms and technologies. Our books have won or been nominated for a range of awards including the Poetry Book Society Recommendation and the Guardian First Book Award."

Perdika Press

10 College Gardens, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 0QF
Tel: 020 8366 1434

"Perdika Press publishes original and translated work by contemporary poets. The distinctiveness of each collection is complemented by a common commitment to scrupulous innovation - a refashioning of language of and for its time."

Picador Pan Macmillan Ltd

20 New Wharf Road, London, N1 9RR
Tel: 020 7014 6000
Editor: Don Paterson

Picador's poetry list includes the Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and other award winning poets including Rachael Boast, Colette Bryce, Paul Farley, Jen Hadfield, Clive James, Kathleen Jamie, Glyn Maxwell, Jacob Polley and Robin Robinson.


Pighog book cover

P. O. Box 145, Brighton BN1 6YU

"Founded in 2002, Pighog is an award-winning independent press based in Brighton, England. We publish high-quality original work from a diverse range of regional, national and international voices. We are known for discovering exciting new talent and for our unique and distinctive publications"

Pindrop Press

Editor: Sharon Black

Pindrop Press is a boutique poetry press based between Glasgow and France, whose list includes Cherry Smyth, Abegail Morley, Alicia Stubbersfield. Further information can be found at

Poetry Salzburg

University of Salzburg, Department of English and American Studies, Unipark Nonntal, Erzabt-Klotz-Str. 1, 5020 Salzburg, AUSTRIA
Editor: Wolfgang Görtschacher

"Founded in 1999 - after the demise of James Hogg's University of Salzburg Press - Poetry Salzburg aims to promote the best of new poetry in the English language. We are open to all styles and schools. Long poems, sequences and translations will also be considered. We publish substantial collections, including Collected and Selected Poems volumes, but we also run the Poetry Salzburg Pamphlet Series (PSPS). We want to see a poet's work first published in Poetry Salzburg Review before we will accept the submission of a manuscript. Our list includes William Bedford, Nicholas Bielby, Vuyelwa Carlin, Alyson Hallett, Keith Hutson, Rosie Jackson, Robert Peake, Colin Pink, and Robert Rehder."

Poetry Space

Founder and editor: Susan Jane Sims

"Poetry Space is dedicated to promoting and nurturing creative expression without fear, judgment or prejudice. We publish individual poetry collections and anthologies, organize an annual international poetry competition and provide writing workshops and editing services."


Polygon Books book coverWest Newington House, 10 Newington Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH9 1QS
Tel: 0131 668 4371
Fax: 0131 668 4466

"Polygon is the literary imprint of Birlinn, an independent publishing house based in Edinburgh. We publish a few poetry titles a year, focusing on new collections, reissues of Scottish classics and anthologies. Our poets include Liz Lochhead, Andrew Greig, Tom Pow, Alastair Reid, Brian McCabe, Robert Crawford, Angus Peter Campbell, Aonghas MacNeacail, Elizabeth Burns, Jane McKie, Sam Meekings, Norman MacCaig, Sorley MacLean and Hugh MacDiarmid. See our website for further details."

Rack Press

The Rack, Kinnerton, Presteigne, Powys, Wales LD8 2PF

"Rack Press is a small poetry pamphlet press based in the Welsh Marches and publishes around four titles a year in well-produced limited editions.  Check website for how to submit but most work is commissioned and capacity is very limited."

Random House

20 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London, SW1V 2SA.
Tel: 020 7840 8400
Editor: Robin Robertson

Ravenshead Press

Address: The Lodge, 50 Becton Lane, Barton On Sea,
Hampshire, BH25 7AG.

"We are a small press specialising in helping poets who have a strong online presence to take the step into print media. We offer both traditional print books as well as ebooks. At the moment places for new poets are extremely limited so please contact us before sending any manuscripts. Our latest publication is the anthology Such Words As These." 


Reality Street

63 All Saints Street, Hastings, E Sussex, TN34 3BN
Editor: Ken Edwards

Reality Street is closing down after 2016 publications.

Red Ceilings Press

53 High Street, New Mills, Derbyshire, SK22 4BR
Editor: Mark Cobley

"The Red Ceilings Press publish contemporary poetry in the form of limited edition chapbooks and free ebooks.  We welcome submissions for our ebook series, chapbooks and blog. We like innovative, experimental and avant-garde poetry in particular."

Red Squirrel Press

Briery Hill Cottage, Stannington, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 6ES
Editor: Sheila Wakefield

"Red Squirrel Press is a completely independent publisher printing pamphlets and full collections. It showcases young poets such as Claire Askew and Andrew McMillan as well as more established names such as James Kirkup, William Bedford, Pippa Little and James McGonigal."

Redbeck Press

24 Aireville Rd, Fritzinghall, Bradford BD94HH
Tel: 01274 498 135
Editor: David Tipton


PO Box 309, Aylsham, Norwich, NR11 6LN

The Rialto is currently publishing pamphlets as well as the magazine ('Terrific' says Seamus Heaney). 

Rockingham Press

Rockingham Press book cover11 Musley Lane, Ware, Herts SG12 7EN

Roncadora Press

14 Corberry Avenue Dumfries DG2 7QQ
Tel: 01387 254903

Contact: Hugh Bryden

"Roncadora Press was founded in 2005 and seeks to operate somewhere between the artists book and the poetry pamphlet, finding a harmonious balance between word and image."


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