ABOUT THE TEAM

Isabelle Kenyon

Managing Director

Isabelle Kenyon is a northern writer and the author of  chapbooks: This is not a Spectacle, Digging Holes To Another Continent (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, New York, 2018), Potential (Ghost City Press, 2019), Growing Pains (Indigo Dreams Publishing Ltd, 2020) and one short story with Wild Pressed Books (Short Story 'The Town Talks', 2020). She is the editor of Fly on the Wall Press, a socially conscious small press for chapbooks and anthologies. She has had poems and articles published internationally in journals such as Ink, Sweat and Tears and newspapers such as The Somerville Times and The Bookseller. 

 

​She was listed in the Streetcake Experimental Writing Prize 2020; 2019 and for The Word, Lichfield Cathedral Competition 2019. Her poems have been published in poetry anthologies by Indigo Dreams Publishing, Verve Poetry Press, and Hedgehog Poetry Press. 

 

She has performed at Cheltenham Poetry Festival and Verbose, Manchester in 2020, Leeds International Festival as part of the 'Sex Tapes',  Apples and Snakes' 'Deranged Poetesses' in 2019 and Coventry Cathedral's Plum Line Festival in 2018

 

​She is a fierce dog lover and a confessed caffeine addict.

Though predominately a one-man-band publisher, we are occasionally joined by these lovely people - 

Kayla Jenkins (On Hiatus)

Book Marketing Assistant

Kayla is a recent graduate of Lancaster University, and is due to graduate there again this December with an MA in Creative Writing. She is incredibly passionate about championing the diversity and talent that the North can offer the publishing industry, especially with independent presses. 

Loves everything poetry, from writing it to reading it, and is currently preparing her first pamphlet to send out for submissions soon. Can match Isabelle's caffeine addiction with her love for tea. 

 

 

Alienor Bombarde

Publishing Intern

Alienor is half-French, half-English, and spent the first ten years of her life in Tokyo, Japan. A First Class Chinese studies graduate, with a year abroad in Taiwan, she expects to graduate from a Creative Writing Masters in August '21 from the University of Manchester.

Sarah-Jayne Kenyon

Assistant Reader and Proofreader  (Freelance)

With twelve years in teaching and editing, with a Politics and French BA, Sarah-Jayne is well-placed to fine-tune collections for a political small press! She also happens to have edited Isabelle's essays her whole life...

In the past, we have worked with excellent graduates and guest readers on a voluntary basis. Should you wish to enquire about a position, do see our 'Work With Us' information.