the red ceilings press
Limited edition poetry chapbooks, free poetry ebooks and blog.
Welcome to the Red Ceilings Press where we publish contemporary poetry in the form of limited edition chapbooks and free ebooks.
The Red Ceilings originally started out as a poetry blog for both new and established contemporary poets and quickly expanded into publishing an ebook series of online and downloadable booklets. We have now started our latest venture - a series of limited edition A6 pocket sized chapbooks.
The Red Ceilings Press are now accepting new work.
We welcome submissions for our ebook series, chapbooks and blog. We like innovative, experimental and avant-garde poetry in particular.
In general we tend to use the ebook series to publish world poets and the chapbooks to show UK poets. Translations are very welcome.
Send your submissions to email@example.com in either rtf or doc format, or if submitting for the blog then in the body of an email will do.
blog & ebooks
New voices to the blog are most welcome but please don't submit more than 5 poems.
The ebooks, because of their nature, can be of any length, but poetry only please.
There will be 30 numbered copies of each.
The chapbooks are in A6 format so please consider this when sending poems of longer line length. We don't want to set your fine work at 6pt.
If accepted we will ask you to take a minimum of 10 copies of the book at a reduced price (along with a complimentary copy) to help us to continue publishing.
Ebook & chapbook poets should preferably have a previous publication history. So, please mention where your work has appeared in your submission email and also provide a brief biography.
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New ebook released - The Chomedy by Ollie Evans
Delighted to announce the debut chapbook from Gareth Twose
- Top TenTyres
limited edition chapbook [rcp cb20] A6 36pp 40 copies. £4.50 inc. p&p (UK)
is a poet & painter who is currently based on the Norfolk coast. He is also the founding editor of Oystercatcher Press. Some of his books include:
The Pistol Tree Poems (with Simon Marsh), Shearsman, 2011
Interscriptions (with John Hall), KF&S, 2011
Cosimo & the Queen’s Peach, KF&S, 2010
The Summer of Agios Dimitrios,
Nistanimera, Shearsman, 2007
Sound Signals Advising of Presence,
infernal methods, 2006
Blueroads, Salt, 2003
Keith Tippet Plays Tonight, Maquette, 1999
Soft Rush, Peter Hughes
Limited edition chapbook - January 2013
limited edition chapbook [rcp cb21] A6 48pp 30 copies. £4.50 inc. p&p (UK)
writer and artist, studied fine art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, where he researched machine methods of generating text. His artwork has been widely exhibited internationally. First published by Bob Cobbing’s Writers Forum Press in the 1990s, seven books of poetry and visual work have followed. Recent publications are: Clerical Work (2010, Veer), Western Philosophy (2011, Knives Forks and Spoons), and Archeus (2012, Depart)
variant lines and other poems, Wayne Clements
Limited edition chapbook - March 2013
cut out, Andrew Spragg
ebook - March 2013
ebook [rcp 49] A5 28pp - free
is a poet, performer and critic. He was born in London in 1984 and lives there currently. To Blart & Kid is due to be published by Like This Press in early 2013. He has had work appear in Hi Zero, Half Circle and on The Literateur. His writing was also included in Dear World & Everyone In It: New Poetry in the UK(Bloodaxe, 2013). He edits Infinite Editions, a blog that publishes free poetry postcards for download and distribution.
Publications include The Fleetingest (Red Ceilings Press, 2011), Notes for Fatty Cakes (Anything Anymore Anywhere, 2011) and cut out (Dept Press 2012/ e-Publication by Red Ceiling Press 2013).
The Pocket Reference Library, Glenn R. Frantz
ebook - April 2013
ebook [rcp 50] A5 20pp - free
issuu | pdf
Glenn R. Frantz
is a native of southeastern Pennsylvania. His poems have appeared in publications such as Great Works, Stride, Shadowtrain, kill author, Blackbox Manifold, BlazeVOX, and Otoliths. An index to his poetry and music is available at grfrantz.atspace.co.uk
The Turnip's Return, Paul Sutton
ebook - April 2013
ebook [rcp 51] A5 16pp - free
issuu | pdf
was born in London, in 1964. He graduated from Jesus College, Oxford, worked in industry until 2004, then left to travel; he now teaches English in a secondary school. His work has been widely published in UK and US journals.
The collection Broadsheet Asphyxia (Original Plus, 2003) explores instability, corruption and repulsion, using twisted narrative voices.
His pamphlet The Chronicles of Dave Turnip (Original Plus, 2009) conflates poetic and other fragmentation, using parodied self-mythologizing of crime. This sequence concludes the 2010 collection Brains Scream at Night (from US press, BlazeVox).
His most recent British collection is Cabin Fever (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2012).
Two longer sequences of polemical work are available in a Salt anthology of poetry manifestos, Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh (2009). A set of narrative poems feature in Rupert Loydell’s 2011 anthology Smartarse (The Knives, Forks and Spoons Press). A collaborative filmic sequence Voiceover is also available from The Knives, Forks and Spoons Press (2011).
Previous publications from The Red Ceilings Press are the hit e-book Indigo Not Violet and the chapbook Gemstones, both published in 2011.
limited edition chapbook [rcp cb22] A6 52pp 30 copies. £4.50 inc. p&p (UK)
Is a poet and teacher who lives in Manchester. He is organiser of Writers’ Forum North and has performed poetry in various venues in Manchester. A former journalist, he has a PhD in Early Modern English poetry. Recent work has appeared in publications including 3am, Depart, Litter, Sunfish, Assent, Ink, Sweat and Tears, & Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot. He was co-organiser of the Manchester Poets for Pussy Riot event (2012). This is his first chapbook collection.
Top Ten Tyres, Gareth Twose
Limited edition chapbook - May 2013
The Chomedy, Ollie Evans
ebook - June 2013
ebook [rcp 52] A5 64pp - free
issuu | pdf
is a performer and poet based in London. Has had poetry published by Department Press (Stutter Studies, 2011), Red Ceilings Press (Dash Booked a Builder, 2012 and The Chomedy, 2013), Stoma Press (High Digger’s From the Ear-far-out-wrung of these Thinkings, 2013), Veer (Kettles, 2013), and his poetry has also appeared in Depart, International Poultry Review, Vile Products and Materials.
He occasionally performs as a noise-poet, makes puppet shows and is currently undertaking a Phd on the ‘Performance of Finnegans Wake’ at Birkbeck College.