Events - Festival 2022

Poetry Market

Sunday 14 March, 14:30 - 15:15
StAnza Zoom
This event took place in 2021

Presses big and small, pamphlets, magazines

Come and meet the publishers at our live on Zoom Poetry Market today. Come right in by clicking on the link below. 

The StAnza Poetry Market is always a highlight of the festival, an opportunity to encounter poetry in print in all its many forms. So it couldn’t be missing from our virtual festival in 2021! Browse the delights of stallholders, showcased on our website for the duration of the festival, and then drop by our Breakout Room Zoom event today to speak to publishers, magazines and artists, and find out what they have in their catalogues at present. We hope to offer virtual stalls galore with an abundance of poetic produce: something for every taste and pocket, come and browse, come and buy.

 The Zoom link will be available on this page from 14:15 on 14 March.

Meantime, here are the small presses which have taken virtual stalls for this year's online poetry market on 14 March. Check them out now, and then come along on the day to talk to them about their publications.


Scots Language society The Scots Language Society/Scots Leid Associe

Aim tae promote Scots. We publish Lallans magazine aa new Scots screivins some o it o the heichmaist quality. We sell recordins o aa aspecs o Scots Cultur,

Entropie press imageEntropie Books

Entropie Books publishes the work of Barbara A Morton to create unique limited-edition fine art books, prints, and pamphlets using traditional letterpress and bookbinding techniques

Essence press imageEssence Press

Run by artist, editor & curator Julie Johnstone, Essence Press publishes handbound pamphlets, artists’ books and poem-objects, in small editions with a minimalist contemplative aesthetic.

Happenstance pressHappenStance Press

A small poetry press based in Fife, founded in 2005 by poet and editor Helena Nelson.

Stitchhill Marigold pressStichill Marigold Press

Unique, award-winning, hand-printed letterpress poetry pamphlets, artist’s books, greetings cards and ephemera created and produced by Scottish Borders artist/poet Leonard McDermid.

Playspace publications imagePlaySpace Publications

PSP is a small press based in Glasgow. Any ‘profit’ PSP donates to specific charities. Authors include: Gerry Loose, Kay Carmichael, Alec Finlay, Linda France, Morag Anderson, Maitreyabhandu

Hestan Isle Press imageHestan Isle Press

Created in 1996 to letterpress print interesting prose and the poetry of John Horn of Waterbeck, and Frances Grant (1941 – 2020).

Scottish federation of writers imageThe Federation of Writers (Scotland)

The Federation of Writers (Scotland) is dedicated to making the written and spoken word available to the public of Scotland. New Voices Press is the publishing arm.

Tapsalteerie imageTapsalteerie

Tapsalteerie is an award-winning poetry publishing house based in rural Aberdeenshire. Their eclectic list focuses on new poets, innovative writing and good design.

Red squirrel press imageRed Squirrel Press

A small press based in South Lanarkshire publishing mainly poetry, literary fiction and short story magazine, founded 2006 by Sheila Wakefield.

Tip law press viewTiplaw Press incorporating No_Never_Poems

Small Press specialising in poetry, founded in 2005 by Tony Lawrence which prototypes booklets and No_Never collections of 5 poems for Tiplaw press for No_Never_Poems

Stewed Rhubarb logoStewed Rhubarb

Stewed Rhubarb is a spoken-word press based across Edinburgh and Aberdeenshire. It has previously published poets such as Rachel McCrum, Hannah Lavery, and HJ Giles.

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