Sheila Wakefield is a poet, editor and publisher. Born in Durham and now based in South Lanarkshire, she founded the independent and self-funded Red Squirrel Press in April 2006. Over two hundred titles have been published to date, showcasing young poets such as Claire Askew and Andrew McMillan as well as more established names James McGonigal and Tim Turnbull. She founded Postbox Press (the literary fiction imprint of Red Squirrel Press) in 2015 and launched Postbox – Scotland’s International Short Story Magazine in 2019. She holds an MA in Creative Writing and her pamphlet, Limerance, was published by Talking Pen in 2012.
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