* Selection includes 9 poetry pamphlets, 2 short story collections and 1 essay
The Emma Press has announced the pamphlets chosen from their call for submissions last year. Editors Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright selected twelve manuscripts, all to be published in 2017. The call for submissions ran from October to December in 2015 and resulted in over 100 applications.
The new pamphlet authors are: Andrew Wynn Owen, Emma Simon, Jack Nicholls, Leanne Radojkovich, Jan Carson, Padraig Regan, Zosia Kuczyńska, Carol Rumens, Rakhshan Rizwan, Simon Turner, Julia Bird and Malachi O’Doherty.
Publisher Emma Wright said: ‘The response to our call for submissions was incredibly high, which I think is a sign that we’re developing a reputation as a committed pamphlet publisher. We ended up picking manuscripts which we absolutely couldn’t bear not to publish and I can’t wait to share them all with readers next year.’
Andrew Wynn Owen is an Anglo-Welsh poet and an Examination Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. In 2015, he received an Eric Gregory Award and, in 2014, Oxford University’s Newdigate Prize. His first poetry pamphlet, Raspberries for the Ferry, was published by the Emma Press in 2014, followed by a collaboration with John Fuller, AWOL, in 2015.
Emma Simon is from Northamptonshire and now lives in London, where she works part-time as a copywriter and journalist. She was one of the poets chosen for the 2015 Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring schemes and she has been published widely, including in The Very Best of 52 (Nine Arches Press, 2015). She won the Prole Laureate poetry competition in 2013 and was highly commended in the 2015 Battered Moons competition.