Scroll down for a list of the publishers who took part in the Online Small Publishers Fair 2021. You’ll find a short description, website link and an image for each one.
Animation, multi-media, installation and book artist, Anne Rook is based in London. Publications feature fruit labels, drawing and short poetical prose.
ANTIC-HAM was born in Seoul and lives in Ireland. She makes artist books using photographs, collage, drawings, silkscreen printing and writing.
Bad Betty Press
Publisher of new poetry, run by poets Amy Acre and Jake Wild Hall. Collections, anthologies, pamphlets, and limited edition mini-pamphlet series Bad Betty Shots. Rooted in live poetry. London-based.
Henriëtte van Egten (Netherlands), Rúna Thorkelsdóttir (Iceland) and Jan Voss (Germany) are artists who make books and run Amsterdam’s Boekie Woekie Book Shop and Gallery.
Post-digital research platform, artist book press and publisher at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham. Director Emmanuelle Waeckerlé. Critical writing, experimentation, collaboration and research.
Café Royal Books
Craig Atkinson’s iconic, Southport-based publishing house. Each book is a single body of work. Photographers from all backgrounds; known and celebrated, under-represented and unseen.
Short fiction, poetry, translations and other work which ‘might otherwise fall through the cracks…’ (The Guardian). The press of London-based poet, writer and editor Charles Boyle.
Independent publishing house championing engaging and inspirational graphic novels and comics including a wide variety of books meant to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
Clod Magazine & Books
Home of the satirical ‘Clod’, using anecdotal ridicule to drag the concept of ‘zine’ through the dirt and beyond. Also poetic, esoteric, off-shoot editions.
Printer-publisher and editor of spaces since the 1970s. Directed by writer and artist Erica Van Horn and poet, artist and editor Simon Cutts. Previous bases in Liverpool, London and Norfolk; now in Ireland.
Corbel Stone Press
Multi-media publisher based in Scotland, focused on landscape, nature and mythology. Beautiful books, pamphlets, CDs, cassettes, records, artworks and editions, plus biannual literary journal Reliquiae.
Bristol-based designer, illustrator and book artist. Colourful little books and editions use collage, rubber stamps, hand-drawing, digital and traditional printmaking.
Daniel Lehan Books
Dungeness-based book artist. Surreal, collaged books, postcards, tourist guides, and letter cards – laser and riso printed.
Founded by poet MW Bewick and artist Ella Johnston, and based in Wivenhoe, Essex. Publisher of narrative non-fiction, poetry, experimental texts, photo-essays, art and illustration.
London-based artist, poet and PhD candidate at the Slade and UCL Linguistics. Ethereal layers of language. Collaborative and independent publishing projects.
Dutch artist and poet. Much of her work involves responding to existing books, texts and images, reworking them into new (visual) literature.
Artist, curator and publisher Julie Johnstone is based in Edinburgh. She makes handbound poem objects, artist books and minimal text works – some in collaboration with other artists and poets .
Kate Van Houten is an American artist, writer, editor, printmaker and binder who is based in Paris. Limited edition small books – some collaborations, and ‘one-of -a-kinds’.
Fine Press Poetry
Letterpress printed illustrated poetry editions by major poets including Armitage, Duffy, Longley and Muldoon. Founded 2013 by Andrew Moorhouse. Based in Rochdale.
Sheffield-based imprint. Editors: Judit Bodor, Emma Bolland, and Tom Rodgers. Small editions using art and language to explore the intersections of image, literatures, artists’ books, and archive.
Artist and book seller. Artist’s books, editions and ephemera exploring systems and language. Lives and works in Bath.
A poetic queer book arts imprint run by Jeremy Dixon. Collages, badges, and artist’s books combining individuality, compassion, humour and attention to detail. Everything written, designed and made by hand by Jeremy.
Hoxton Mini Press
Collectable photography books, limited editions and prints with an eye on the urban and niche. Many books celebrate East London where the imprint is based.
Artist’s Poetry press edited by Andrew Wells and Iris Colomb. Their new Interruptions imprint seeks poetic artists’ books. Recent authors – Roseanna A. Boswell, Sarah Dawson, Rose Hunter, Vik Shirley, Lizzy Turner and Joseph Turrent.
The imprint of Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol. The Blue Notebook Journal, The Artists Book Yearbook, The Book Arts Newsletter (digital) and special editions. Edited by book artist and academic Sarah Bodman.
Jane Cradock Watson
Book artist, printmaker and illustrator, based in Surrey. Artist’s books exploring gardens and landscapes through material and form using printmaking, photography and illustration.
Cambridge-based book artist, illustrator, printmaker and teacher. 2018 winner of the World Illustration Award for the artist’s book ‘Blackrock Sequence’.
Artist and printmaker, making books since 1985 as an integral part of his practice. Also makes prints, paintings and box works. Based in East Sussex.
Short contemporary works by female authors, translated from the French, hitherto unpublished in the UK. Critically acclaimed, ground-breaking literary fiction, narrative non-fiction and works that defy categorisation. London-based, led by translator Cécile Menon.
Poetry publisher exploring the intersections of landscape, history and memory. Hardbacks, pamphlets, boxes and CDs, readings and walks. Edited by Brian Lewis and based in Sheffield.
Mark Pawson / Disinfotainment
One-man production line of publications occupying the territory between artists books and zines, plus postcards, badges, multiples and other ephemera. London-based. Rubberstamps, HP LaserJet Pro 401d and Print Gocco.
Fine art printmaker and book artist working in the Border Marches. His ideas come from close observation of the world around him, often focusing on quirky aspects of life.
Founded 1973 by artist Laurie Clark and poet Thomas A Clark, who also run Cairn Gallery in Pittenweem, Fife, where they are based. Artists’ books and poetry collections.
Imprint of Christine McCauley a London-based artist and book artist. Books and prints explore place and the impact of the past on the present.
Double page spread showing Irrawaddy ferry, Bhamo. Part of the forthcoming book Burma Bound 2021
Books on typographies and topographies, landscapes and languages – in particular those of the polar north – from Nancy Campbell, mostly issued under the nomadic imprint Bird Editions. Current location: Oxford.
Launched by Roelof Bakker in 2012 to publish creative collaborations with other artists and writers and to publish his own work. Social and political themes include AIDS, the Holocaust and Brexit. Cambridgeshire-based.
New Arcadian Press
Investigating the cultural politics of historical landscapes through art and scholarship. NAP publishes a journal, broadsheets, books, cards and posters. Director Patrick Eyres is based in Leeds.
Limited edition single short-story chapbooks by individual authors. Based in Manchester, editor Nicholas Royle is a novelist, short story writer and academic.
London-based non-profit publisher of affordable books on the histories of architecture, art, design, film and literature.
Otto is a screen printer, illustrator and book artist. Influenced by Russian Constructivist design, books include printing manuals and sci-fi booklets. Based in Brittany.
Publisher of experimental poetry leaflets and books, constrained, formal and visual poetry. The Shropshire-based imprint of poet and musician Anthony Etherin and artist and illustrator Clara Danerei.
The publishing imprint of Norwich’s award-winning bookshop The Book Hive. Idiosyncratic new writing designed and printed beautifully. Shop owner and publisher Henry Layte directs.
Poetry, prose, interdisciplinary projects and anthologies. London press, founded 2019 by publisher and editor Jess Chandler, co-founder of Test Centre and House Sparrow Press.
Berlin-based press of English artist, editor and translator Malcolm Green. Artist’s books, Berlin-based press of English artist, editor and translator Malcolm Green. Artist’s books, postcards, and Seedy CDs. Fluxus, pataphysics, founding member of the Dieter Roth Academy.
Redfoxpress is run by Belgian artist Francis Van Maele and Antic-Ham, from Seoul. They are based in Achill Island, on the west coast of Ireland and produce artists books, mail art, photography, screen printing and multiples.
Based in Margate and London, Richard Roberts makes artists books using letterpress, lithography and screenprinting. Satires and celebrations of different aspects of contemporary culture.
Illustrator, designer, print-maker and teacher. London-based. Books, cards and commissions; rubber relief print, drawing and painting. Cheesy puns and old-world charm.
Stichill Marigold Press
Independent printing press in the Scottish Borders run by Leonard McDermid, an award-winning artist, poet, printer and publisher. Poetry pamphlets on the everyday, seasons, nature, railway and maritime themes.
Championing twentieth century architecture. Publishes the eponymous quarterly magazine, books, posters and ephemera from its base in The Modernist gallery and shop, Manchester.
Championing new poetry from its base in Norfolk since 1983. Magazine published three times a year, edited by poet Michael Mackmin and others. Pamphlets, collections, poet and editor development.
Publisher of contemporary concrete and visual poetry and other forms of expression at the crossroads between the literary and visual arts. Editor Joakim Norling is based in Malmö, Sweden.
Tracey Bush / Fathom Five Books
Creator of artists’ books based on the natural world since the 1990’s. Also makes paper sculpture and collage. Hampshire-based. New imprint Fathom Five Books launched 2021.
Uniformbooks was begun by Colin Sackett in 2011 as an expansive imprint for the visual and literary arts, cultural geography and history, music and bibliographic studies.
Veer Books / Veer 2
Poetry that goes beyond boundaries, an emphasis on non-normative and challenging work. Speedy turn-around publishing schedule, often with younger writers at the forefront. Experimental work and translations. Based between Birkbeck College and University of Surrey.
Books combine photographic image and printing – conceived to the form of the book and page space – to explore visual narrative and themes of place and the natural world. Founded 1970s. Run by artist Helen Douglas. Yarrow, Scotland.