The Emma Press is publishing a collection of short stories by Belfast author Jan Carson, titled Postcard Stories, on 30th May.

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Moon Juice, a collection of poems for children by Kate Wakeling with illustrations by Elīna Brasliņa, has been shortlisted for the 2017 CLiPPA Award.

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The Emma Press is publishing a collection of short stories by Auckland author Leanne Radojkovich, titled First fox, on 16th May.

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The Emma Press is launching a new poetry anthology, The Emma Press Anthology of Aunts, on 10th May 2017.

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The Emma Press has launched a call for submissions for poems about travel for an anthology titled In Transit: Poems about Travel.

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The Emma Press has launched a call for poems about rituals and customs in Britain, for an anthology publishing in October 2018. Editors Richard O’Brien and Emma Wright hope the book will ‘build up a portrait of the country by exploring what its inhabitants commemorate’. The book’s theme is inspired by Ovid’s Fasti.

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The Emma Press is publishing a book of poems about Birmingham this week. The anthology, titled This Is Not Your Final Form, will be launched at Waterstones Birmingham on Saturday 18th February, 11am-1pm.

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The Emma Press has been awarded the £5000 Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets. The Jewellery Quarter-based publishing house, headed by Emma Wright, took home the cheque on Tuesday. Wright completes the hat-trick of Birmingham women winning big on the poetry scene, following Jenna Clake’s £1,500 win in the Melita Hume Prize and Cynthia Miller’s selection for the prestigious Primers scheme.

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The Emma Press is among the nine publishers awarded grants in the latest round of the “Support for Foreign Publishers Publishing Latvian Literature” programme, organised by the Latvian Writers Union (LWU) and financed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia. The grants cover translation and production costs and are linked to Latvia’s participation in the 2018 London Book Fair, as one of the Market Focus countries.

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The Emma Press has announced the pamphlets chosen from their call for submissions last year. Editors Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright selected twelve manuscripts, all to be published in 2017. The call for submissions ran from October to December in 2015 and resulted in over 100 applications.

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