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SALT Shifts from Solos to Series

By Harriet Staff

Chris Hamilton-Emery of Salt Publishing

Salt, a U.K.-based poetry and fiction publisher, announced yesterday that it plans to shift its emphasis in poetry from single-author poetry collections to its popular Best British Poetry anthology series. Salt has been publishing poetry collections from writers across the globe for the past thirteen years: to date, Salt has published over four hundred poetry collections. (Many of them are debut collections by emerging authors.) According to Salt’s website:

The move will mean that the business will no longer be commissioning new single-author collections, though the press is not ruling out a return to publishing some in the future. Salt will continue to support and market its extensive backlist, as well as develop other poetry anthology projects.

Before the changes take effect, Salt will publish a further dozen new poetry collections, including several debuts and this year’s Crashaw Prize winner, Lydia Macpherson.

“There’s never been a better time for poets to write,” says Chris Hamilton-Emery. “There are huge opportunities for poets to publish in new ways — and there are scores of new presses emerging, too. It’s an exciting time. It’s also the right time for Salt to take a break from our work on individual collections — we’ve done a great deal over the past thirteen years — we want to concentrate our efforts on anthology publishing, where we support poets in raising their profile and reaching new readers.”

To date, Salt has published books by poets who are no strangers to our site, including Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, Caroline Bergvall, and Tom Raworth. Learn more about Salt and its plans for the future, here.

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Posted in Poetry News on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 by Harriet Staff.