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.

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 

 

 

4Word Press

PBS Winter 2021

 

The 87 Press

 

The A3 Press

Against the Grain Poetry Press 

PBS Spring 2022

 

Agenda Editions 

PBS Summer 2022

 

Allardyce, Barnett Publishers - Allardyce Book - AB

 

Anvil Press Poetry (Carcanet Imprint)

 

Arachne Press 

PBS Summer 2021

Arc Publications 

PBS Summer 2022

Awen Publications

Bad Betty Press 

PBS Summer 2022

Barque Press

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

 

Bloodaxe Books 

PBS Summer 2022

Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) 

Tears In The Fence May 2021

 

Blue Diode Publishing 

PBS Summer 2022

 

Blueprint Poetry Press 

PBS Autumn 2021

 

Boatwhistle Books 

PBS Summer 2021

 

Boiler House Press (University of East Anglia)

PBS Winter 2021

Broken Sleep Books 

Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021

PBS Summer 2022

Burning Eye Books (bigcartel.com)

The North January 2022 

Cacafuego Press

 

Calder Valley Press

The North January 2021 

 

Canongate 

PBS Spring 2021

Cape / Cape Poetry - See Jonathan Cape

Carcanet Press 

PBS Summer 2022

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 2022

Cheerio Publishing

 

 

Clair Obscur Zine

Clayhanger Press (North Staffordshire, U.K.)

 

The Clutag Press

 

 

Corsair (Little Brown Book Group) 

PBS Summer 2022

Critical Documents 

Poetry London Autumn 2021

Cultured Llama

 

Currock Press

Dare-Gale Press

PBS Summer 2022

 

Dempsey & Windle Publishing 

PBS Summer 2022

Doire Press 

PBS Summer 2021 / acumen May 2022

Donut Press

Dreich  

PBS Autumn 2021

Elephant Press

The Emma Press 

PBS Summer 2022

Enitharmon Editions

Enneract Editions (Penteract Press) 

PBS Summer 2021

Equipage 

Poetry London Autumn 2021

 

Exiled Writers Ink

 

Eyewear Publishing (blackspringpressgroup.com) 

The High Window Summer 2021

 

Faber and Faber 

PBS Summer 2022

Face Press 

Poetry London Autumn 2021

 

Fair Acre Press 

PBS Winter 2021

 

Fevers of the Mind Press

 

Fish Publishing

flipped eye publishing 

PBS Spring 2022

Fly On The Wall Press  

PBS Summer 2022

 

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.)

 

Gatehouse Press

Graft Poetry

The High Window Spring 2022

Granta Poetry 

PBS Summer 2022

Green Bottle Press 

Magma Poetry Summer 2021

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

HappenStance Press 

PBS Summer 2022

HVTN Press (aka Haverthorn Press)

Hawthorn Press

Hazel Press  

PBS Summer 2022

Head of Zeus  

PBS Spring 2021

 

Hedgehog Poetry Press 

PBS Spring 2021

Hen Run - pamphlet imprint of Grey Hen Press

The High Window Summer 2021

Hercules Editions 

PBS Spring 2022

 

Hesterglock Press

 

The High Window Press 

Acumen May 2021

The Hippocrates Press

Hybrid Press

 

If a Leaf Falls Press (Sam Riviere)

IF P THEN Q 

Ignition Press 

PBS Winter 2021

Ignota Books

 

Indigo Dreams Publishing  

Magma Poetry Winter 2021

Infernal Editions - Pariah  Press

Tears In The Fence August 2021

Ink Sweat and Tears 

Poetry Review Spring 2021

 

The Irish Pages Press Cló An Mhíl Bhuí

PBS Summer 2022

Jonathan Cape (penguin.co.uk) 

PBS Summer 2022

 

Knives Forks and Spoons Press (KFS) 

PBS Autumn 2021

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)

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)

 

Magma Poetry 

PBS Summer 2021

Makina Books 

PBS Spring 2021

Mariscat Press & Hamish Whyte 

Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021

PBS Autumn 2021

 

Maytree Press 

PBS Winter 2021

Mica Press 

PBS Autumn 2021

Moschatel Press

 

Mudfog Press 

The High Window Summer 2021

 

Naked Eye Publishing 

The North January 2021

 

Neon Books

New River Press

New Walk Editions

The North January 2022

 

Nine Arches Press 

PBS Winter 2021

Nine Pens

PBS Winter 2021

Obsessed With Pipework

 

Offa’s Press 

Acumen May 2021

Original Plus chapbooks

Offord Road Books 

The North January 2022

orangeapplepress

Out-Spoken Press 

PBS Summer 2022

Oystercatcher Press

Tears In The Fence August 2021

 

Palewell Press

 

Pamenar Press (U.K., Canada, Iran)

 

Pan Macmillan 

PBS Spring 2022

Paper Swans Press

 

Parthian Books (Wales)

PBS Summer 2022

 

Partus Press 

PBS Summer 2022

Patrician Press

PBS Summer 2022

Pavilion Poetry   (Liverpool University Press) 

PBS Summer 2022

Peepal Tree Press 

PBS Summer 2022

Penguin Books  

PBS Summer 2022

Penned In The Margins 

PBS Summer 2022

Penteract Press 

PBS Autumn 2021

Picador (Pan MacMillan) 

PBS Summer 2022

Pindrop Press (Glasgow/France)

Platypus Press 

PBS Summer 2022

PlaySpace Publications

(The Poetry Business - see Smith|Doorstop)

 

Poetry Space

Poetry Translation Centre (PTC) 

PBS Spring 2022

Poets House Pamphlets 

acumen May 2021

Prole Books

Prototype Publishing  

PBS Spring 2022

Rack Press Poetry 

PBS Summer 2021

 

The Red Ceilings Press 

PBS Summer 2022

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 

The Poetry Review Summer 2021

Sampson Low (Kingston University Creative Writing students)

Saqi Books

 

Second Light Publications

acumen May 2022

 

Selcouth Station Press

 

Seren Books 

PBS Summer 2022

Shearsman Books 

PBS Summer 2022

Sheep Meadow Press (Carcanet Imprint)

 

Shoestring Press 

Acumen January 2021

Sidekick Books

Silhouette Press (Coventry)

 

Singing Apple Press

Silver Press

The Poetry Review Spring 2022

Slub Press - no internet presence! 

Poetry London Autumn 2021

 

Smith|Doorstop (The Poetry Business) 

PBS Summer 2022

Smokestack Books 

PBS Spring 2022

Some Roast Poet (Manchester, UK)

 

Soulful Group

SPAM Press

SPM Publications (Sentinel Poetry Movement)

Steel Incisors – visual poetry with teeth

 

Stewed Rhubarb Press

Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021

Acumen January 2022

 

Stichill Marigold Press – the private press of Leonard McDermid

Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021

 

Summer Palace Press (The Poetry Book Society) 

(I could not find a direct link to the press. N. Ireland)

PBS Winter 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 Lines Press (U.S.)

 

Two Rivers Press 

PBS Summer 2022

UFP - Urban Farmhouse Press

Valley Press 

PBS Summer 2022

Vane Women Press

PBS Winter 2021

 

Veer Books

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Verve Poetry Press 

PBS Summer 2022

 

V Press Poetry 

PBS Spring 2022

Waterloo Press 

PBS Autumn 2021

Wayleave Press  

PBS Autumn 2021

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

 

 

The Westbourne Press – Saqi Books

 

Wild Honey Press

WiId Pressed Books

Worple Press

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

PBS Autumn 2021

Yew Tree Press  

PBS Spring 2021

The YourShelf Press

 

Zarf Poetry

 

Zeno Press

Outside the UK

(Whilst the site is rather young I accept this collection is rather haphazard and random! It is mostly based on publishers that are referenced in reviews by U.K. poetry magazines that I subscribe to.)

 

 

Able Muse Press  (U.S.)

 

Akashic Books (U.S.)

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

The High Window Summer 2021

 

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.)

Arroyo Seco Press (U.S.) 

Tears In The Fence June 2021

 

Bamboo Dart Press (U.S)

Tears In The Fence July 2021

 

Banshee Press (Republic of Ireland)

Beatnik Publishing (New Zealand)

 

Belladonna (U.S.)

 

 

Bitter Oleander (U.S.)

 

Black Widow Press (U.S.)

 

Brick Books (Canada)


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

 

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 (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.) 

Poetry Review Spring 202, Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021

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 multiple prizes including a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 2021

Isobar Press - English Writing from Japan

Grey Suit Editions (The U.S. link)

 

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

Tears In The Fence June 2021

 

Life Before Man – (Gazebo Books) (Australia)

Lost Horse Press

The High Window Autumn 2021

Math Paper Press (Singapore)

 

McClelland & Stewart (penguinrandomhouse.ca) (Canada)

Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021

 

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

The North January 2022

 

Milkweed Editions (U.S.)

Poetry Daily July 2021

New Binary Press (Republic of Ireland)

 

New Directions Publishing  (U.S.)

Poetry London Spring 2021

 

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

The Poetry Review Winter Spring 2021

Nightboat Books (U.S.) 

The Poetry Review Spring 2022

Nightingale & Sparrow 

Tears In The Fence June 2021

 

Nightwood Editions (Canada) 

Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021

 

Noemi Press |(U.S.) 

Poetry London Autumn 2021

 

Nostrovia! Press (U.S.)

 

Ó Bhéal Press (Republic of Ireland)

 

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

Otago University Press (New Zealand)

Paperwall Publishing (India)

Passager Books  (U.S. for over-50s)

Persea Books (U.S.)

 

Plum White Press | Poetry Nook (U.S.)

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

The High Window Autumn 2021

Poetrywala (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) 

The North January 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.)

 

 

Solstice (U.S.)

Southword Editions (Munster Literature Centre) (Republic of Ireland)

PBS Spring 2022

 

Speaking Tiger Books (Mostly English books, India)

 

Strange Light (Penguin Random House, Canada)

 

 

Steel Toe Books (U.S. probably)

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

 

Tin House (U.S.)

Trainwreck Press (Canada)

 

 

Tupelo Press  (U.S.)

Daily Poem February 2022

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.)

 

University of Tampa Press (U.S.)

 

Waterloo Press (U.K.)

The High Window Spring 2022

Wave Books (U.S) 

Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021

W.W. Norton (Distributer partner of Independent presses ) (U.S.)

 

Yale University Press (U.S.)

Yes Yes Books (U.S.) 

Won a Lammy in 2021

 

 

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: 

Esther Heller's Blog 

Poetry School:  Places to Submit your Poetry in 2021 (U.K.)

Letter Machine Editions link page

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

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

Tears in the Fence: Links

Disclaimer:

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