Submissions are currently closed for publications in 2012, please check towards the end of 2011.
Waterloo Press Publication Schemes
Waterloo Press is a not-for-profit organisation run by an editorial and design collective, the members of which work pro bono or for substantially less than market rates. We aim to produce16-20 new titles per year, and from Sept 2010 will be publishing new work under the auspices of these separate schemes:
1) Public Funding
A major grant from Arts Council England has funded the publication of 12 new titles over 2009-2011, including two translations.
A grant from the NHS Artists’ Award Scheme of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust enabled the publication of The Hats We Wear/ Blank Versing the Past (2009), an anthology of mental health service users’ writing.
The Sur Program for Translation Support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of the Argentine Republic funded the 2010 publication of four translations of Argentine poetry.
2) Subscriptions Scheme
We also publish work by subscription. The Editorial Committee selects titles we believe would be worthy additions to our list. We then work with the poet to attract subscriptions (advance orders) of sufficient quantity to cover the costs of designing and printing the first run of the book.
3) Pamphlet Competition
Autumn 2011 will see the launch of the Waterloo Press pamphlet competition. Details will be announced in the spring.
4) Private funding
Waterloo Press has benefited in the past from the generosity of private benefactors, most particularly our co-founder Sonja Ctvrtecka. We are currently open to donations from individuals who wish to support our editorial mandate to publish the best of radical poetry. Without compromising our editorial integrity, we work closely with donors to ensure they fund books they can be proud of.
Submissions are currently closed for titles to be published in 2012 and early 2013. Please check back in six months.
Due to illness, and the high volume of submissions, the editorial collective was unable to meet in the summer, as planned. We are now arranging an October meeting to discuss all submissions, and decide on a shortlist. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please note: Simply being able to help raise the funds for your book will by no means guarantee its acceptance. We are at all times looking for poetry that formally and thematically excites, moves, challenges and informs us. Your ability to help raise advance orders reflects well on the strength and importance of your work. It will also demonstrate your commitment to a community of readers and fellow writers, a commitment we regard as vital to the health of the poetry world.
Waterloo Press is an Equal Opportunities publishing house, and actively encourages submissions from poets from a diverse range of cultural and social backgrounds. Modernists and translators too, are most welcome!
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