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We love literature
We publish themed poetry anthologies, single-author poetry and fiction pamphlets (chapbooks), and books for children. home-2-revolution-img-2 j
The Emma Press Books can change lives We believe that there are many voices which remain unheard, and readers whose needs are not met by the output of mainstream publishing. Slide The Emma Press Poetry, short fiction and children’s books We have a growing list of translations which includes titles from Latvia, Estonia, Indonesia, Spain and the Netherlands.

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Upcoming events: launches & readings

Find out what we’ve got coming up, from virtual booklaunches to our weekly Friday online readings.

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The latest

Find out about our new books, upcoming e-events and any calls for submissions.

  • The Emma Press is delighted to announce the acquisition of two poetry pamphlets - Mate Arias by Norfolk-based poet Lewis Buxton and Masters by Irish poet Mark Ward - to be published in July & October 2025, respectively. The pamphlets were

  • The Emma Press is excited to announce that our book Balam & Lluvia's House by Guatemalan author and playwright Julio Serrano Echeverría has been shortlisted for the 2024 CLiPPA Poetry Award. This children's book was translated by Lawrence Schimel and illustrated

  • A chilly gust hits you on your way in, threatening to extinguish the flame. Your mind is in turmoil, but all is well. The light, although feeble, is intact. There's a bed in the corner, supported by gaudy mahogany pillars. Red drapes and curtains gather like wrinkles secreting dust wherever the light can find anything to shine on. The clamour of wings twisting out of a belfry resounds in your ears. No one comes here voluntarily, Reader, so why do you? Perhaps we all need reminding that we are flawed from time to time, that the existence of darkness, our own darkness cannot be denied. You may stay for as long as you like. Beware of the looking glass, however, for it distorts reality. Or you may uncover who you really are.

Our Catalogue

Our full catalogue is available to download here, if you would prefer to browse our publications that way. You can click on the titles to get to the webshop pages.

Slide f f f what's new Hot off the Press: too many to mention
What haven’t we been publishing recently? Check out our list and see what we’ve been up to.

Slide what's new Check out the adorable little Bicki-Books We’ve published twelve of these gorgeous mini poetry picturebooks so far. Originally published in Latvia, the Bicki-Books are perfect gifts for little ones. h g j
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