The Emma Press
Based in Birmingham, Started 2012
The Emma Press is an award-winning independent publishing house founded in 2012 and based in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. The Emma Press is dedicated to producing beautiful, thought-provoking books, and to making poetry accessible to everyone. Their growing children's list features several translations and includes picture books, themed poetry anthologies and single-author poetry collections. The Emma Press won the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlet Publishers in 2016.
We find most of our writing through open calls: the biennial call for poetry pamphlet submissions, and occasional calls for poems for themed anthologies. A few titles have come about through the writer approaching us or us approaching a writer, and we find our translated titles by looking at catalogues and working with foreign rights agents.