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The Book

The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry will be published in the early summer of 2019 and will feature 60-65 prose poems from writers throughout the UK. It will aim to showcase new work from a wide diversity of writers in this genre, including some well-known names as well as newcomers.

Its ambition is high. The anthology hopes to be a definitive and ground-breaking collection of work, featuring quality prose poems that excite, entertain and question.

The book will be launched at an event in York (summer 2019) but then aims to tour some of the featured writers to other regions and literature festivals later in the year.

The anthology will be published by Valley Press:

An independent publishing house based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK. They publish poetry, including collections, pamphlets and the occasional anthology; fiction, including novels and collections of short stories; and non-fiction, including memoirs and travel writing.

Valley Press is built on one very important belief: great literature, and great publishing, is for everyone and anyone. The press doesn’t want any reader to feel like an outsider, with their nose pressed against the glass of the 'literary world'; and promise to never be elitist, smug or exclusive.

The press believes a couple of other things too. ‘For a start, Valley Press believes publications from a ‘small, northern, independent publisher’ (as we are typically referred to) should match those from the big London publishing houses in every sense – production values, editing, distribution and promotion. We're not saying that'll be easy, but we will always try our best.’