Shearsman Books publishes poetry, mainly by British, Irish, North American and Australian poets.

Shearsman Books, Ltd.



Shearsman Books, Ltd. Submission Guidelines

Submission Address

50 Westons Hill Drive
Emersons Green
BS16 7DF

Submitting Your Work to Shearsman Books, Ltd.

Before submitting to Shearsman Books, Ltd.

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From the Shearsman Books, Ltd. guidelines:

We only publish poetry, although we do take on some critical work on poetry, and also, occasionally, memoirs and essays by poets. We definitely are not looking for fiction, books for children, or works of a religious nature. We do not publish books with illustrations, except in very rare circumstances, and never with colour images.

We publish mainly poetry by British, Irish, North American and Australian poets, plus poetry in translation from any language, but have a particular interest in German and Spanish & Latin American poetry.

Please do not submit a manuscript unless the majority of it has already appeared in UK or North American magazines of some repute, whether online or in print. It is very unlikely that a poet with no track record of publication in magazines in the UK, Australia or North America will be accepted for publication, as there is no obvious audience for the work.

Submission Guidelines Details for Shearsman Books, Ltd.

Market Type: Poetry

Contact: Tony Frazer, Editor


Accepts: Poetry

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