The North West boasts some of the most vibrant, diverse and important independent presses in the country, ranging from internationally distributed poetry and photography publishers, to innovative local magazines, graphic novel houses and key players in the regional and national literary scene.
Literature North West is a promotional tool for the region's independent presses and literature organisations. If you are a reader, writer, publisher, events organiser or venue our site is crammed with lots of invaluable information to help you navigate your way around North West's literature scene.
Through Literature North West you can:
Literature North West is the public interface of the Index Network, an organisation which attempts to bring the rich and disparate elements of the region's independent publishers together in a single celebration. Index's aim is to foster and develop excellence in the region's creative independent publishers and to help connect these publishers' writers, and their work, with readers both inside and outside the region.
Index does this by:
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for queries, or if you would like to add details of events or news items to the website.
Index members include Commonword/Crocus, Carcanet, Clinamen, Comma, Countyvise, Dewi Lewis, Deva Comics, Driftwood, Engine Comics, Flux, Headland, Impress, L.U.P., Millrace, M.U.P., Orbis, Panshine, The Reader, Raindog, Stand, Smoke & Ugly Tree. For a full breakdown of publishing in the region click on Publishing above.