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About the Press

Stonewood Press is an independent publisher dedicated to promoting new writing with an emphasis on contemporary short stories, fiction and poetry.

Founded in 2011, Stonewood cares about its authors and its books, nurturing talent from around the world with an aim to develop a list that inspires and delights. We want to publish challenging and high quality writing in English without the pressures associated with mainstream publishing. If you’ve got an idea for a book that you think we’d be interested in, please see our submission guidelines.

About the Publisher

Martin Parker was born in North Nottinghamshire and studied photography at Napier University, Edinburgh. He moved to London in 1997 and completed an MA (Fine Art) at Central Saint Martins, London. He has exhibited work in Sheffield, Edinburgh, London and Poznan, Poland, including solo shows, and has curated a number of international and UK exhibitions.

Martin launched a graphic design company, Silbercow, in 2000, which specializes in education and the arts. His clients include: Tate Modern, Refugee Council, The Poetry Society, The Poetry School, Enitharmon Press, Hearing Eye, Poetry London, Lambeth Archive, Writing East Midlands, Carcanet, Middlesex University, Newcastle University, Social Spider, and the Zoological Society of London. He is an editor of Brittle Star magazine and plays drums in Friends (since 1990). Martin has worked with a number of editors including Mimi Khalvati, Pascale Petite, EA Markham, Maurice Riordan and Colette Bryce. He launched Stonewood Press with Said and done, the Brittle Star anthology, because he wanted to extend opportunities for new writing in the UK.

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