Against the Grain Poetry Press is an innovative small independent poetry publisher dedicated to publishing challenging, well-crafted poetry. We love writing that is moving and provocative from strong, fresh, diverse voices.

We produce beautiful, starkly-designed, high quality books and pamphlets with high production values and an edgy appeal.

We have an annual submissions window for pamphlets in June selecting four of the best for publication.

Our annual open competition for single poems runs in November.

Established in 2017 we work closely with our poets, launching their books at The Poetry Café, London.


Abegail Morley
Karen Dennison
Jessica Mookherjee

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Jane Lovell wins The Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize

Congratulations to Jane who is joint-winner of this year’s Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize. Jane’s first full collection, The God of Lost Ways will be published alongside joint-winner, Beda Higgins’, Ourselves. Jane’s previously published work includes Metastatic (Against the Grain Press), one tree (Night River Wood), Forbidden (Coast to Coast to Coast), This Tilting Earth (Seren). … Continue reading Jane Lovell wins The Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize

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