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Carcanet Press

Based in Manchester, Started 1969

Carcanet is an award-winning independent publisher of poetry. We have published anglophone writing from around the globe for the past 50 years, alongside our bi-monthly journal, PN Review.

Submission Policy

Carcanet considers submissions and book proposals submitted in hard copy form. Our list concentrates on poetry. Writers wishing to submit poetry should familiarise themselves with Carcanet's books and then, in the first instance, send between six and ten pages of work (poetry or translations) and a stamped and self-addressed return envelope. Decisions are usually taken within eight weeks. Writers wishing to propose projects should send a synopsis and covering letter with sample pages, having first ascertained from the website that the kind of book proposed is suitable for the Carcanet programme. Please do not call in person.

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