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"We are Penned in the Margins. We believe in the power of language to challenge how we think, test new ideas and explore alternative stories."
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"The focus of our list is UK-based writers. If you are based outside the UK, please give careful consideration to how you would work with us to prepare and market your work."




We will consider proposals of literary fiction including full-length novels and collections of short stories. Please include a synopsis and one sample chapter.


We are interested in publishing both conventional and creative/narrative non-fiction in the following, and related, subject areas: landscape and place, nature and the environment, psychogeography, cities and urban studies, history, geography, literary history and criticism. Please include a chapter outline and one sample chapter.


Send us a sample of poetry up to ten A4 pages (in one document). We especially encourage debut poets. Please note: we do not publish pamphlets/chapbooks, visual/concrete or illustrated poetry.

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