Are you an author based in South East England and have just written a book you want to publish?
Do you need some help in finding book publishers near you?
Continue reading to learn about 4 top book publishers in Bristol, UK.
Founded in Bristol in 2015, the award-winning Arkbound has been a one of a kind publisher in the way they are determined to give, and not demanding of receiving. Arkbound started out as a social enterprise, paving the way into the publishing world for authors of unprivileged background. This approach is completely unique in comparison to major publishers, as it allows the writers in Arkbound’s books and magazines to take the first step. The titles are not only written by new authors, but also often concerned with environmental and social themes, which Arkbound believes to be extremely significant in regards to today’s world. Apart from that, they also publish illustrated children’s books, poetry and sci-fi. These publishers have sustainability at heart, whether it is the subject matter or the actual printing process. The support and dedication they offer is truly admirable, and the company’s slogan – “building futures, bridging divides” could not be more accurate, especially considering that Arkbound is now a fully charitable publishing. Their magazine Boundless has been the best statement of their work and policies, allowing talented contributors to thrive.
To arrange an initial consultation regarding your manuscript, make sure to visit Publish with Arkbound for more details.
A representative of academic publishers in Bristol, Intellect has been publishing books and journals independently within the subjects of arts and humanities for the last 30 years. What sets them apart from other publishers is the approach to the authors, which aims to promote them and their publication, rather than just look for something that the publishing market is lacking at a given time. The authenticity is an important aspect of their work, which they are adamant about keeping. The writers’ voices are truthful and do not get influenced by the publisher.
In their time of activity within the industry, Intellect publishers have built a networking web of partners around the world, and with their second office in the U.S, the authors can count on a better chance at international publicity.
The topics that Intellect produces the most revolve around studies in visual arts, film, culture, communication, media and similar creative art fields. To familiarize yourself with the manuscript submission information pack, click here.
A contemporary poetry publisher from Bristol, Shearsman has been run by the same editor, Tony Frazer, since 1981. That it also when the signature Shearsman magazine was first issued, a series where poets can freely explore all the different directions poetry goes in – from traditional to experimental. As far as books and collections are concerned, Shearsman publish a selection of works by both UK and American poets, poetry in translation, classics, essays, and criticism. Although the publication of prose is not huge, there is some released within the annual volume of 60 new books, of which the broadest part is still poetry. Newcomers can enjoy years of experience and advice from Shearsman Books, as well as that thoughtful approach to the whole process only a small press can guarantee. One of the poetry books published this year is Lila Matsumoto’s Urn and Drum, a first collection of poems showing linguistic flair and an experimental approach to language.
There are two separate publishing guides available, depending on whether you’ve published your work in the Shearsman magazine before, or are completely new to the publishing. Go to Submissions, where you’ll be taken further.
Founded by an English-Finnish couple Mike and Marjukka Grover in 1982, Channel View has been running independently in Bristol for quite a while now as a leading publisher in the field of applied linguistics. Managed by the Grovers’ son these days, the publishing with its imprint Multilingual Matters ensure there are plenty of professional textbooks on bilingual learning available on the UK market. Channel View offer a variety of categories apart from bilingualism too, such as education, creative writing, literacy, translation, and interpreting. With conferences and events attended on an international scale, soon in the U.S. and Australia, their titles enjoy a global reach. One of their recent publications is a study of practices and second language-learning activities outside the classroom, which offers a fresh perspective on the topic. With over 900 books published and 50 new titles released each year, Channel View are here to stay and further influence how languages are taught and studied.
If you’d like to work with Channel View Publications, take a look at the Information for Authors on their website. It has the entire process explained thoroughly.
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Zofia Filipowicz is a freelance journalist living in Poland. She has graduated from De Montfort University in Britain, with a first class degree in Journalism and English Literature. Since then, she’s worked with different print and digital publications. Currently open for commission.