(From Mike Barlow)

I started Wayleave Press in 2014 as an independent venture publishing between 6 and 8 poetry pamphlets a year, small distinctive collections in an attractive format. My plan is that the contents of each pamphlet should have some thematic cohesion, or be a selection by poets whose work I admire but who have not yet had their own publication.

I am unfunded and my aim is to cover costs and support poets. I’m doing this for pleasure, the reward and excitement of seeing a collection of poems turn into a finished pamphlet ready to go out there in the world.

However I don’t want to risk getting carried away and becoming so busy and pressured that fun is replaced by stress, so I won’t, I’m afraid, be able to respond to unsolicited submissions. I’ll confine myself to approaching poets as and when I am ready. (I am nonetheless open to third party suggestions and recommendations and will, of course, be keeping my ears to the ground.)

Please explore this site often as I will be posting new publications, launches and readings as well as an occasional blog.

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