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In Conversation with Small Press Publishers

A personal series of UK small press publisher interviews curated by Charley Barnes, Managing Director of Sabotage Reviews and Isabelle Kenyon, Managing Director of Fly on the Wall Press, to help you find the right independent publisher for your manuscript.

Book released April 2021.

About Fly on the Wall Press

Fly on the Wall is a social enterprise company and a not for profit publisher, based in Manchester. We publish high quality anthologies on pressing issues, chapbooks and poetry products, from exceptional poets around the globe, with socially conscious themes. We were shortlisted for Small Press of the Year 2020 in the British Book Awards (Nibbies, The Bookseller).

About Sabotage Reviews

Sabotage Reviews was founded in 2010 by Claire Trévien to provide dynamic commentary and reviews of small-scale and ephemeral literature that might not otherwise receive such critical and public attention. The focus is on independent, small-budget literature; poetry pamphlets, short stories and live performance (particularly open mic events and spoken word shows).

Sabotage is representative of the hugely diverse amount of work actually being made and written in the ‘literary ecology’. We stand for inclusiveness and commitment to new voices in literature.

‘In poetry, if the stale old hierarchies – page v stage, artist v critic, establishment v avant-garde – are crumbling, it’s because of the work encouraged by Sabotage.’ — Susannah Herbert, director of the Forward Prizes and National Poetry Day.

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