A publisher with a difference

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Longlisted for The Laurel Prize 2021

Small Press of the Year Finalist in the British Book Awards 2022, 2021 and 2020

Longlisted for Most Innovative Publisher

Saboteur Awards 2019

Runner up for Best Anthology - Saboteur Awards 2018

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Fly on the Wall is a social enterprise company and a not for profit publisher, based in Manchester. We publish political fiction, poetry and cross-genre anthologies on pressing issues, from exceptional authors around the globe.

Social action is intrinsically linked into our books, and has been since the Press was established in February 2018. Our flagship anthologies work in two ways: each sale fundraises for the chosen charity and each reader  continues our conversation, tackling the issues highlighted.  We are proud to publish fiction and poetry on the pressing issues of our time, being unafraid to generate conversation about perhaps 'prickly' subjects, whilst also dedicating a large proportion of our yearly publishing schedule to charitable projects. 

Which charities have we worked with so far?



Crisis Aid UK


The Climate Coalition

Street Child United

Fly on the Wall Press guarantees that all our books are both produced and shipped sustainably. In fact everything we do is with the environment in mind:

Forest Stewardship Council certified paper & Carbon neutral

Carbon neutral & 100% recyclable packaging

Paper and vegetable starch based packaging tapes

Public transport always used to our events

Print on demand ensures our backlist titles do not waste paper

We work remotely, with sustainable energy companies supplying our working environments

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What does Fly on the Wall Press believe in?

Words have the power to change opinion. Expressing injustice through poetry is an important statement which cannot be undervalued. 

Why should you read and submit to Fly on the Wall Press?

Change and innovation starts with small publishers. Fly on the Wall Press publishes exciting, powerful voices which refuse to stay quiet. By supporting Fly on the Wall, you are supporting the writers of the future.

What does A Publisher With A Conscience mean in relation to your authors?

We are proud to always offer our authors ethical rates, above the recommended royalty rate from the Society of Authors, and we are transparent about both our contracts and the publishing process. The publishing industry has been quiet about money for too long! We take time to edit, design and market our books to the highest standards, always in consultation with the author. We take on a 12 - 14 authors maximum per year to ensure that each author is given the marketing campaign and publicity which they deserve. Other publishers may hand over to the author after the editing and design process, but we believe that when the book is released, the real work begins!  We are a small Press with ambition, recognised for our innovative PR campaigns by The Bookseller and celebrated at the 2021 and 2020 British Book Awards. We use our budgets innovatively too - our authors are entered into awards and often listed alongside leading writers and publishers.