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

Recent Posts

Litany of a Cardiologist reviewed by Greg Freeman – Write Out Loud

  Fabulous to see this review over at Write Out Loud. Whilst at their site check out theirBeyond the Storm Poetry Competition This pamphlet of 23 poems represents the remarkable poetic distillation of a lifetime’s medical experiences and insights. Denise Bundred trained as a paediatrician in Cape Town and worked as a consultant paediatric cardiologist … Continue reading Litany of a Cardiologist reviewed by Greg Freeman – Write Out Loud

Out now: The Unmapped Woman – Abegail Morley

ATG’s co-editor, Abegail Morley, has just published her new collection, The Unmapped Woman and it is available HERE from Nine Arches Press. This new collection explores the altitudes of loss and trauma, mapping the stark new territory that loss leaves behind and the landmarks of recovery and survival. Several lives and life-changing themes cross paths … Continue reading Out now: The Unmapped Woman – Abegail Morley

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