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Poetry Publishers

There are so many excellent presses and publishers at present. In an effort to measure how high their profile is I have written in blue (from 2021 only) the last time that the press had a listing in the Poetry Book Society (PBS) Bulletin, which is published quarterly. (Summer 2023 update completed.)

This is supplemented by appearances in reviews of the poetry magazines that I subscribe to.  

I have restricted the list to publishers of poetry in the English language, and languages from the U.K. and Ireland.

A to Z

(UK followed by Outside the UK)

 

 

UK 

 

 

the87 press

PBS Winter 2022

 

Against the Grain Poetry Press 

PBS Spring 2023

 

Agenda Editions 

PBS Autumn 2022

 

Allardyce, Barnett Publishers - Allardyce Book - AB

 

Anvil Press Poetry (Carcanet Imprint)

 

Arachne Press 

PBS Summer 2023

Arc Publications 

PBS Spring 2023

Atlantic Books

PBS Summer 2023

Awen Publications

Bad Betty Press 

PBS Spring 2023

Bennison Books

The High Window Spring 2022

Black Bough Poetry

Black Eyes Publishing UK

The Black Light Engine Room Press

The High Window Summer 2021

 

Black Pear Press 

Acumen May 2021

 

Black Sunflowers Poetry Press

Bloodaxe Books 

PBS Summer 2023

Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) 

PBS Summer 2023

 

Blue Diode Publishing 

PBS Summer 2023

 

Blueprint Poetry Press 

PBS Autumn 2021

 

Boatwhistle Books 

PBS Summer 2021

 

Boiler House Press (University of East Anglia)

PBS Winter 2021

Broken Sleep Books 

PBS Summer 2023

Burning Eye Books (bigcartel.com)

PBS Autumn 2022 

Cacafuego Press

 

Calder Valley Press

The North January 2021 

 

Canongate 

PBS Spring 2021

Cape / Cape Poetry - See Jonathan Cape

Carcanet Press 

PBS Summer 2023

CavanKerry Press 

Tears In The Fence May 2021

CB editions (Central Books) 

PBS Winter 2021

Cerasus Poetry 

The High Window Summer 2021

 

Cinnamon Press 

Acumen January 2022

Chatto & Windus (penguin.co.uk) 

PBS Spring 2023

Cheerio Publishing

PBS Summer 2023

 

ClairObscur Zine

Clayhanger Press (North Staffordshire, U.K.)

 

The Clutag Press

 

 

Contraband Books

PBS Spring 2023

 

Corsair (Little Brown Book Group) 

PBS Winter 2022, Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist 2023

Critical Documents 

Poetry London Autumn 2021

Cultured Llama

 

Currock Press

Dare-Gale Press

PBS Winter 2022

 

Dempsey & Windle Publishing 

PBS Winter 2022

Doire Press 

PBS Summer 2021 / acumen May 2022

Donut Press

Dreich  

PBS Autumn 2021

Elephant Press

The Emma Press 

PBS Summer 2023

Enitharmon Editions

Enneract Editions (Penteract Press) 

PBS Summer 2021

Equipage 

Poetry London Autumn 2021

 

Exiled Writers Ink

 

Eyewear Publishing (blackspringpressgroup.com) 

PBS Spring 2023

 

Faber & Faber (Faber)

PBS Summer 2023

Face Press 

Poetry London Autumn 2021

 

Fair Acre Press 

PBS Spring 2023

 

Fevers of the Mind Press

 

Fish Publishing

Flight of the Dragonfly Press

PBS Spring 2023

flipped eye publishing 

PBS Spring 2022

Fly On The Wall Press  

PBS Summer 2023

 

fourteen poems

(LGBTQ+)

PBS Spring 2023

Frosted Fire Press (Cheltenham Poetry Festival)

PBS Winter 2021

 

Fum d'Estampa Press 

(English translation of Catalan language poetry)

Magma Poetry Summer 2021

 

FyfieldBooks (Carcanet Imprint)

 

The Gallery Press 

Poetry London Autumn 2021

 

Garlic Press

(Mostly Suffolk based poets, U.K.)

Good Press (Glasgow, Scotland)

PBS Summer 2023

Graft Poetry

The High Window Spring 2022

Granta Poetry 

PBS Spring 2023

Green Bottle Press 

PBS Winter 2022

Grey Hen Press 

The High Window Summer 2021

 

Grey Suit Editions UK (U.K. link)

The High Window Autumn 2021

Guillemot Press 

PBS Spring 2022

Hamish Whyte – Mariscat Press & Hamish Whyte

HappenStance Press 

PBS Winter 2022

HVTN Press (aka Haverthorn Press)

Hawthorn Press

Hazel Press  

PBS Summer 2022

Hedgehog Poetry Press 

PBS Spring 2021

The Hendon Press (Russian Translation)

PBS Winter 2022

Hen Run - pamphlet imprint of Grey Hen Press

The High Window Summer 2021

Hercules Editions 

PBS Spring 2022

 

Hesterglock Press

HetMoet-Menard Press

(U.K. and Amsterdam based Press)

PBS Summer 2023

The High Window Press 

Acumen May 2021

The Hippocrates Press

Holland Park Press 

(Dutch authors in English language)

PBS Summer 2023

Hybrid Press

 

If a Leaf Falls Press (Sam Riviere)

IF P THEN Q 

Ignition Press 

PBS Winter 2022

Ignota Books

 

Indigo Dreams Publishing  

Magma Poetry Winter 2021

Ink Sweat and Tears 

Poetry Review Spring 2021

 

The Irish Pages Press Cló An Mhíl Bhuí

PBS Autumn 2022

Iron Press 

PBS Summer 2023

Jonathan Cape (penguin.co.uk) 

PBS Autumn 2022, Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist 2023

 

Knives Forks and Spoons Press (KFS) 

PBS Autumn 2021

Lapwing Publications (Belfast)

acumen May 2023

Leafe Press 

Tears In The Fence November 2021

 

Leamington Books 

PBS Spring 2021

Legitimate Snack (Broken Sleep Books) 

Poetry London Autumn 2021

The Letter Press

 

 

Lifeboat Press (Northern Ireland)

Lily Poetry Review Press

Lintott Press (Carcanet Imprint)

Lolli Editions (Translations into English)

PBS Summer 2023

Little Island Press (Carcanet Imprint)

Live Canon 

Poetry London Spring 2021

Liverpool University Press 

The Poetry Review Autumn 2021

 

Longbarrow Press

The North January 2022

Luath Press (Edinburgh)

Lucent Dreaming

PBS Summer 2023

Magma Poetry 

PBS Summer 2021

Makina Books 

PBS Autumn 2022

Mariscat Press  (Mariscat Press & Hamish Whyte)

PBS Winter 2022

 

Maytree Press 

PBS Spring 2023

The Menard Press see HetMoet-Menard Press (above)

Mica Press 

PBS Summer 2023 

MOIST

PBS Spring 2023

 

Moschatel Press

(Not currently updating)

Mudfog Press 

PBS Autumn 2022

 

Naked Eye Publishing 

The North January 2021

 

Neon Books

New River Press

New Walk Editions

The North January 2022

 

New Writing North

PBS Winter 2022 (with Faber)

Nine Arches Press 

PBS Summer 2023

Nine Pens

PBS Winter 2021

Offa’s Press 

Acumen May 2021

Original Plus chapbooks

Offord Road Books 

The North January 2022

Out-Spoken Press 

PBS Summer 2023

Palewell Press

 

Pamenar Press (U.K., Canada, Iran)

 

Pan Macmillan 

PBS Spring 2022

Paper Swans Press

PBS Summer 2023

 

Parthian Books (Wales)

PBS Summer 2023

 

Pariah  Press - Infernal Editions

Tears In The Fence August 2021

 

Partus Press 

PBS Summer 2022

Patrician Press

PBS Summer 2022

Pavilion Poetry   (Liverpool University Press) 

PBS Summer 2023

Peepal Tree Press 

PBS Summer 2023

Penguin Books 

PBS Winter 2022

Penguin Press - Penguin Books

PBS Summer 2023

Penned In The Margins 

PBS Summer 2022

Penteract Press 

PBS Autumn 2021

Picador Books - Pan Macmillan) 

PBS Summer 2023

Pindrop Press (Glasgow/France)

Platypus Press 

(Ceased trading May 2023) 

PBS Summer 2022

PlaySpace Publications

The Poetry Business - see Smith|Doorstop

 

Poetry Space

Poetry Translation Centre (PTC) 

PBS Summer 2023

Poets House Pamphlets 

acumen May 2021

Polari Press

('we publish queer voices (&) other marginalised groups')

PBS Summer 2023

Polygon | Birlinn Ltd

(Scotland)

PBS Autumn 2022

Prole Books

Prototype Publishing  

PBS Summer 2023

Rack Press Poetry 

PBS Winter 2022

 

The Red Ceilings Press 

PBS Summer 2023

Red Squirrel Press 

PBS Spring 2022

Repeater Books

Tears In The Fence August 2021

 

The Rialto 

Poetry London Spring 2021

Roncadora Press

Callum Macdonald Memorial Award winner 2021

 

Sad Press  

Tears In The Fence July 2021

 

Salt Publishing 

PBS Spring 2023

Salamander Street

 

Sampson Low (Kingston University Creative Writing students)

Saqi Books

 

Second Light Publications

acumen May 2022

 

Seren Books 

PBS Summer 2023

Shearsman Books 

PBS Spring 2023

Sheep Meadow Press (Carcanet Imprint)

 

Shoestring Press 

Acumen January 2021

Sidekick Books

Silhouette Press (Coventry)

 

Singing Apple Press  - Camilla Nelson

Silver Press

The Poetry Review Spring 2022

Smith|Doorstop (The Poetry Business) 

PBS Summer 2023

Smokestack Books 

PBS Summer 2023

Some Roast Poet (Manchester, UK)

 

Soulful Group

SPAM Press

 

Steel Incisors

 

Stewed Rhubarb Press

PBS Spring 2023

 

Stichill Marigold Press – the private press of Leonard McDermid

Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021

 

tall-lighthouse 

PBS Summer 2022

Taproot Press 

Magma Poetry Spring 2021

 

Tapsalteerie

Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021

Templar Poetry

Tilted Axis Press

TLM Editions - The London Magazine

Acumen  January 2022

Trickhouse Press

Troika Books 

PBS Summer 2021

Two Rivers Press 

PBS Summer 2023

UFP - Urban Farmhouse Press

Valley Press 

PBS Summer 2023

Vane Women Press

PBS Winter 2021

 

Veer Books

Veer2.

 

Verve Poetry Press 

PBS Summer 2022

 

V Press Poetry 

PBS Summer 2023

Waterloo Press 

PBS Autumn 2021

Wayleave Press  

PBS Spring 2023

The Waywiser Press  (Based in the U.K. and U.S.)

 

 

The Westbourne Press – Saqi Books

 

Wild Honey Press

WiId Pressed Books

Wordville Press

PBS Spring 2023

Worple Press

Write Bloody UK  (U.K. base of US publisher)

PBS Spring 2023

Yale Books (Yale University Press) (UK, Europe and overseas) 

PBS Autumn 2021

Yew Tree Press  

PBS Winter 2022

Y Lolfa (Welsh books from Wales)

PBS Summer 2023

The YourShelf Press

 

zarf editions poetry pamphlets

 

Zeno Press - Christian PatracchiniI

 

 

Last full update of all links above 1/6/2023

Outside the UK

I accept the links below are rather haphazard and random, it is mostly based on publishers that are referenced in reviews by U.K. poetry magazines that I subscribe to.

I have also added publishers of books that have won the following prizes since 2021:

Finalists & Winners - Griffin Poetry Prize.

The Lambda Literary (Lammy Awards)

Poetry - The Pulitzer Prizes

When I have listed a publisher based on a prize win, I only include their most recent win.

 

 

The A3 Press

(Based in Spain)

 

Able Muse Press  (U.S.)

 

Akashic Books (U.S.)

Alfred A. Knopf - Knopf/Doubleday Publishing Group (Penguin Random House) (U.S.) 

The Griffin Poetry Prize finalist 2023

 

Alice James Books (U.S.)

Won a Lammy in 2022

AngelHousePress (Canada)

(Currently an online press only)

 

Animal Heart Press (U.S.)

 

Anvil Press (Canada)

 

Argos Books (U.S.) 

Won a Lammy in 2021

 

 

Arlen House (Republic of Ireland)

 

Arrowsmith Press (U.S.)

Bamboo Dart Press (U.S)

Tears In The Fence July 2021

 

Banshee Press (Republic of Ireland)

PBS Summer 2023

Beatnik Publishing (New Zealand)

 

Beir Bua Press  (Republic of Ireland)

 

Belladonna (U.S.)

 

 

Bitter Oleander (U.S.)

BLP Black Lawrence Press (U.S.)

Black Widow Press (U.S.)

 

Brick Books (Canada)

Griffin Poetry Prize Canada Shortlist 2022


Buckrider Books (Wolsak & Wynn) (Canada) 

The North January 2021

CavanKerry Press (U.S.)

Chax Press (U.S.)

Cholla Needles (U.S.) 

Tears In The Fence June 2021

 

City Lights Publishers (U.S.) (Pocket Poet Series)

Won a Lammy in 2021

 

Clare Songbirds Publishing House (U.S.)

 

Cold Hub Press (New Zealand)

Copper Canyon Press (U.S.) 

Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021

 

The Cuba Press (Aotearoa New Zealand)

acumen May 2023

 

Curbstone Books (Northwestern University Press) (U.S.)

 

Dedalus Press (Republic of Ireland)

The North 2022 / Poetry London Spring 2022

Dhauli Books (Includes books in English, India)

 

Dos Madres Press (U.S.)

Acumen May 2021

 

Driftwood Press (U.S.)

Drunk Muse Press (Republic of Ireland

Dusie Books (U.S.)

Fish Publishing (Republic of Ireland)

FSG (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)   (Macmillan) (U.S.) 

Pulitzer Poetry Prize winner 2023, Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist 2023

Flood Editions (U.S.)

Four Way Books (U.S.) 

Poetry Daily July 2021

 

The Gallery Press  (Republic of Ireland) 

Acumen January 2021

 

Gazebo Books (Australia)

 

George Braziller (U.S.)

 

Ghost City Press (U.S.)

 

Graywolf Press (U.S.) 

Won  Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 2022

Grey Suit Editions (The U.S. link)

Isobar Press - English Writing from Japan

 

Kelsay Books (U.S.)

acumen May 2023

 

The Last Books (English books based in Netherlands/Bulgaria)

Tears In The Fence June 2021

 

Life Before Man – (Gazebo Books) (Australia)

Lost Horse Press (U.S)

Griffin Poetry Prize International Shortlist 2022

Math Paper Press - Books SG (Singapore)

 

McClelland & Stewart (penguinrandomhouse.ca) (Canada)

Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist 2023

 

McGill-Queen's University Press | McGill-Queen’s University Press (Canada)

The North January 2022

 

McSweeney’s (U.S.)

Pulitzer Poetry Prize nomination 2023

Milkweed Editions (U.S.)

Won a Lammy in 2023

New Binary Press (Republic of Ireland)

 

New Directions Publishing  (U.S.)

Pulitzer Prize Nominee 2022

 

NYRB Poets – New York Review Books (U.S.)

The Poetry Review Winter Spring 2021

Nightboat Books (U.S.) 

Won a Lammy in 2023

Nightingale & Sparrow 

Tears In The Fence June 2021

 

Nightwood Editions (Canada) 

Griffin Poetry Prize Canada First Book Prize winner 2023

 

Noemi Press |(U.S.) 

Poetry London Autumn 2021

 

Nomadic Press (U.S.)

(Closed in February 2023, but site still available)

Won a Lammy in 2022

Nostrovia! Press (U.S.)

 

Ó Bhéal Press (Republic of Ireland)

 

The Operating System and Liminal Lab (U.S.)

Otago University Press (New Zealand)

 

Palimpsest Press

Griffin Poetry Prize Canadian winner 2022

 

Paperwall Publishing (India)

Passager Books  (U.S. for over-50s)

Penguin Random House (U.S.)

(See above for the U.K. link)

Persea Books (U.S.)

 

Pitt Street Poetry (Australia)

acumen May 2023

Plum White Press | Poetry Nook (U.S.)

Poetry Salzburg Pamphlet Series - PSPS (University of Salzburg) (Austria, English poetry)

PBS Winter 2022

Poetrywala – Paperwall (India)

 

The Porcupine's Quill  (Canada)

Princeton University Press (U.S.)

Poetry London Spring 2022

Pushcart Press : Publishers of The Pushcart Prize

 

Rattle (U.S.)

Red Hen Press (U.S.)

Magma Poetry Winter 21

 

Revival Press – Limerickwriters  (Republic of Ireland)

 

Salmon Poetry (Republic of Ireland) 

PBS Summer 2023

Saturnalia Books (U.S.)

Griffin Poetry Prize International shortlist 2022

Schaffner Press (U.S.)

 

 

Scribner Books (simonandschusterpublishing.com) (U.S.) 

The High Window Summer 2021

 

Seagull Books (Books of English translation, India)

 

Sheep Meadow Press (U.S.)

 

SIR Press (Southern Indiana Review Press) (U.S.)

 

 

Soft Skull Press (U.S.)

Solstice (U.S.)

The Song Cave (U.S.)

Won a Lammy in 2022

Southword – Munster Literature Centre (Republic of Ireland)

PBS Autumn 2022

 

Speaking Tiger Books (Mostly English books, India)

 

Strange Light (Penguin Random House, Canada)

 

 

Steel Toe Books (U.S.)

Syracuse University Press (Also distributer for Sheep Meadow Press) (U.S.)

 

Tin House (U.S.)

Tupelo Press  (U.S.)

Daily Poem February 2022

Two Lines Press (U.S.)

UCD Press (University of Dublin)

 

Ugly Duckling Presse (U.S.)

 

University of Chicago Press (U.S.)

The Poetry Review Autumn 2021

 

University of Iowa Press (U.S.)

University of Nebraska Press (U.S.)

University of Pittsburgh Press (U.S.)

Won a Lammy in 2022

 

University of Tampa Press (U.S.)

Wave Books (U.S) 

Pulitzer Poetry Prize nomination 2023

Wesleyan University Press (U.S.)

Griffin Poetry Prize International Shortlist 2022

Write Bloody (U.S.)

 

W. W. Norton & Company (U.S.)

Griffin Poetry Prize winner 2023

 

Yale University Press (U.S.)

Yes Yes Books (U.S.) 

Won a Lammy in 2023

 

 

Lists of  Publishers

I am not in the habit of mopping up other people's excellent lists, rather here is a little list of other people's lists: 

Letter Machine Editions link page

National Poetry Library Comprehensive list of all U.K.publishers

Poets Directory - Publishers

Online Poetry Resources - Poetry Super Highway

Service Scape: Top 50 Poetry Publishers Accepting Submissions (servicescape.com) (U.S.)

Small Press Distribution (spdbooks.org)

Tears in the Fence: Links

Disclaimer:

I have absolutely no connection with any of the sites reported above and only pass them on because they sounded interesting to me. I do not gain financially or in any other way from any of the sites I have offered links to. If the sites fail to deliver in some way, this will need to be taken up with that site. I cannot guarantee the safety of the sites I link to, though I do test every site out prior to listing it here; if you do follow the link you do so entirely at your own risk. So what I am saying is please don't sue me, or shoot me as the messenger, though I absolutely would love to hear any positive or negative feedback about any of the sites I link to.

If you are the owner of a site that I have linked to and object to me including a link here please do let me know and I will remove it as soon as possible. Equally if you want to be linked then just ask and I will be very happy to do so.

The page/site is getting us first update in nearly a year, so bare with me whilst I make the above page more accurate again.

Last complete check of links 18 June 2023

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