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Submissions are currently closed . Please enquire towards the end of 2014.

Waterloo Press Publication Schemes

Waterloo Press is a not-for-profit organisation run by an editorial and design collective, the members of which work pro bono or for substantially less than market rates. We aim to produce16-20 new titles per year, and publish new work under the auspices of these separate schemes:

1) Public Funding

A major grant from Arts Council England has funded the publication of 12 new titles over 2009-2011, including two translations.

A grant from the NHS Artists’ Award Scheme of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust enabled the publication of The Hats We Wear/ Blank Versing the Past (2009), an anthology of mental health service users’ writing.

The Sur Program for Translation Support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of the Argentine Republic funded - in 2010 and 2012 the publication - of five translations of Argentinean poetry.

2) Subscriptions Scheme

We also publish work by subscription. The Editorial Committee selects titles we believe would be worthy additions to our list. We then work with the poet to attract subscriptions (advance orders) of sufficient quantity to cover the costs of designing and printing the first run of the book.

3) Private funding

Waterloo Press has benefited in the past from the generosity of private benefactors, most particularly our co-founder Sonja Ctvrtecka. We are currently open to donations from individuals who wish to support our editorial mandate to publish the best of radical poetry. Without compromising our editorial integrity, we work closely with donors to ensure they fund books they can be proud of.


We are a very small part-time team whose output belies our microcosmic state! Please be patient and if you wish to discuss more informally then do contact Simon Jenner on 01273 202876 and he will be very happy to talk. Please note this refers to currenty submittted work. Any new work will have to be considered at a later date.

Please note: Simply being able to help raise the funds for your book will by no means guarantee its acceptance. We are at all times looking for poetry that formally and thematically excites, moves, challenges and informs us. Your ability to help raise advance orders reflects well on the strength and importance of your work. It will also demonstrate your commitment to a community of readers and fellow writers, a commitment we regard as vital to the health of the poetry world.

Waterloo Press is an Equal Opportunities publishing house, and actively encourages submissions from poets from a diverse range of cultural and social backgrounds. Modernists and translators too, are most welcome!

Waterloo Press
95 Wick Hall
Furze Hill
Hove, BN3 1NG

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