We are delighted to welcome our new author, Asma Iftikhar, to the Wild Pressed team. Asma's short story 'The Decision' will be published later this year.
The Seagull's Laughter is the magical new novel from Holly Bidgood. Due to be published in November 2019.
Fascinating interview with Sara Read on BBC Radio Leicester about our May 2020 release - The Gossips' Choice. Listen to it here.
The latest author to join the Wild Pressed team is Hull's Russ Litten. We will be proudly publishing his first poetry collection 'I can see the Lights' in February 2020.
We are pleased to announce our new author, David Keyworth.
David was born in West Bromwich but grew up in North Lincolnshire. His first published poem was on a beer mat.
Since then, David has been published in The SHOp, Smiths Knoll, Orbis, South Bank Poetry and in 2012 won the poetry category in Salford University’s WriteNorthWest competition.
Come on a journey through the Scottish Highlands and Islands. Tracey Scott-Townsend paints a poetry picture of touring Scotland in a campervan in her pamphlet Postcards from the Van.
The Gossips’ Choice, a seventeenth century ‘Call the Midwife’, will be published in 2020. The novel is based on the extensive research by the author, Dr Sara Read of Loughborough University.
If you want to find out more behind the real lives of 17th century midwives then Dr Read’s entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography on a seventeenth-century midwife called Elizabeth Whipp.
This is a summary of the entry:
Elizabeth Whipp [née Worsup] (d. 1646) was a licensed midwife who practised over decades. Whipp, alongside another midwife Hester Shaw, successfully petitioned Charles I to resist the encroachment of Dr Peter Chamberlin, a member of the College of Physicians, who had petitioned the king to put the regulation of midwives under his sole jurisdiction.
The debut collection, GHOSTS, from our exciting young poet, Nick Conroy, is now available. Congratulations to Nick for a fantastic start to what will surely be the first of many great works.
Get your copy here
"I started reading Ghosts by @Nick_Conroy on the bus and got that engrossed in it, I missed my stop and the last stop and all the lights went out! That's the sign of a good book, that is."
- Dean Wilson (Poet)