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  • Writer's pictureBelle Kenyon

🎉 Celebrating Five Years and Fifth British Book Awards Finalist! 🎉

Eep! As we close the fifth year of Fly on the Wall Press, we are thrilled to announce our fifth regional and country finalist recognition in the prestigious British Book Awards! This accolade is a testament to the resilience and hard work that goes into running Fly on the Wall as a one-woman press. We take pride in being independent and unfunded, achieving a remarkable 33% revenue growth in 2023. Additionally, we were honoured as a finalist for the 2023 Manchester People’s Choice Culture Award!


At Fly on the Wall Press, we are dedicated to developing audiences for debut and working-class authors. We also run an outreach educational program aimed at demystifying the publishing process. This award validates the quality of our output on a national scale and motivates us to continue our mission of championing diverse voices in literature.


Get to know us…

Based in Manchester, Fly on the Wall Press is a pioneering force dedicated to social change. Specializing in political fiction, poetry, and anthologies addressing global concerns, we have been recognized as a five-time finalist in the British Book Awards. Our publications seamlessly integrate acclaimed literature with social activism, collaborating with charities like Mind and WWF. Sustainability is at the core of our practices, with FSC certification and carbon-neutral operations.


Fly on the Wall Press champions ethical compensation, transparency, and tailored marketing for authors, setting new industry standards recognized by The Bookseller and the British Book Awards.


Standout titles of 2023 include "The Process of Poetry," edited by Rosanna McGlone (featured on BBC Radio Four’s Front Row), "The Truth Has Arms and Legs" by Alice Fowler (a collection of short stories of resilience, reviewed in The Daily Mail), and "The Sleepless" by Liam Bell (a psychological thriller emerging from COVID-19’s conspiracy theories, reviewed in The Herald).




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