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 also produces a regular newsletter filled with details of events, readings, writing groups and courses are taking place in your area. Click on the button on the bottom right hand corner of this page to sign up. Literature North West also allows you to view only what is happening in your particular area. Go to 'In Your Area' to get the full lowdown on what's happening round your way.
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:
Index also produces regular brochures showcasing a cross section of region's publishing. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be sent a copy of these brochures or receive more information on our programme of training seminars.
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.