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Three Trees Edition

We are delighted to introduce our very special, Three Trees Editions.

Three Trees Editions continue our aspiration to introduce poetry to a wider, more diverse audience, whilst maintaining our environmental ambitions.

Copies of Three Trees Edition pamphlets will be donated to a number of selected schools and groups chosen in consultation with the author. In addition, Maytree will also plant three native trees on publication.

Three Trees Editions have been selected from open submissions and we can’t wait to share these wonderful projects. Easily identifiable by their striking black and white designs, you might even want to start your very own collection.

We welcome contact from community groups and secondary schools wishing to find out more information.

Look out for more news coming soon, plus a very special cover reveal.

 

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I read the news today…

We are delighted to introduce our fab new cover for our forthcoming anthology, Green Fields: Sorted for Poems.

Compiled by The Poetry Village, Green Fields celebrates music festivals and much more.

Featuring a stellar cast of contemporary poets, Green Fields brings together a unique collection of poems with universal appeal.

The cover has again been created by our in-house designer, editor, tea-maker, David Coldwell from an original abstract painting. Based on the classic 1960’s psychedelic music posters, both Nick and David felt the cover should reflect the variety of the poems included whilst being true to the original theme. We think it’s fantastic.

As our editors said, if there was ever a time for a collection of poems inspired by peace, love, light, music and dance, then that time is now.

Featured poets include:

Mark Mayes
Alison Lock
Stephanie Bowgett
Gaia Holmes
Tom Weir
Maria Isakova Bennett
Ian Humphreys
Martin Malone
Daniel Bennett
Jonathan Humble
Siobhan Mac Mahon
Jo Haslam
Oz Hardwick
Hannah Stone
Joe Williams
Rachel Burns
Anne Steward
Mike Farren
Zoe Siobhan Howarth-Lowe
Anoushka Havinden
Clint Wastling
Amanda Huggins
Penny Sharman
Barry Fentiman-Hall
Marcelle Newbold
Sarah Dixon
Linda Goulden
Seth Crook
Cora Greenhill
Paul Waring
Tracy Dawson
Ed Reiss

Look out for news coming soon of our launch event with Huddersfield Literature Festival and details of how you can pre-order copies.

 

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Amanda Huggins

We are delighted to welcome Amanda Huggins to Maytree. Amanda will be releasing her delightfully titled debut collection of poetry, The Collective Nouns For Birds with us in February 2020.

The Collective Nouns For Birds is filled with glimpses of teenage dreams, lost loves, chance encounters and what-might-have-beens; a nostalgic journey through life’s quiet and pivotal moments. Frequently taking inspiration from the natural world, this collection of memories is often imbued with a melancholy longing or the search for reparation, yet also resonates with beauty and hope. Look out for more information in the new year.

The cover features the original painting, The Charm by Alice Parker. Alice is a Huddersfield based artist who specialises in creating stunning images from the natural world and we’re absolutely thrilled to have been able to work with her on this project.

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About Amanda:

Amanda Huggins is the award-winning Yorkshire author of the short story collection, Separated From the Sea (Retreat West Books), which received a Special Mention in the 2019 Saboteur Awards.

She has also published a flash fiction collection, Brightly Coloured Horses (Chapeltown Books) and her short fiction and poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies, literary journals, newspapers and magazines. Her travel writing has won several awards, including the BGTW New Travel Writer of the Year in 2014, and her short stories and poetry are regularly placed and listed in competitions.

In 2018 she was awarded third prize in the Costa Short Story Award, was commended in the Bath and InkTears flash awards, shortlisted for the Walter Swan Poetry Prize, the Colm Toibin International Short Story Award and the Fish and Bridport prizes. Her poetry was also chosen for the Northern Poetry Library’s Poem of the North.

Amanda has had a number of poems published in anthologies – in 2018 these included Poems for the NHS (Onslaught Press), Words for the Wild (Charity Anthology for ADD Campaign), and Reflections (Cleckheaton Literature Festival Anthology). She also has a poem in the 2019 anthology, The Cotton Grass Appreciation Society.

Her new short story collection, Scratched Enamel Heart, will also be published next spring by Retreat West Books.

Join Us:

If you’d like to join our growing list of authors then please get in touch. We are proud to have an open door policy at Maytree and look forward to receiving your submissions. Whilst we can’t promise publication, we will always take time reviewing your submission and let you know the outcome in a timely manner.

The best way to find out what we do is to have a look at some of our previous publications. You can purchase directly from our on-line shop safely through our PayPal buttons where we are currently offering free postage. Alternatively head on over to Amazon or other major retailers.

 

 

 

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Lucy Newlyn

To launch our 2020 list we are thrilled to welcome Lucy Newlyn to Maytree with the release of her intriguing collection, The Marriage Hearse.

Lucy’s pamphlet will be available towards the end of January 2020 – please check back for more details next year.

We are also delighted to welcome artist Wil Rowlands who has generously provided the wonderful cover art for Lucy’s pamphlet. We’ve long been fans of Wil’s work and we’re absolutely made up that he’s agreed to work with the press.

You can find out more about Lucy from her website here

Find out more about Wil and his wonderful world here

About Lucy:

Lucy Newlyn was Fellow in English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, for thirty-two years, until her retirement in 2017. She has published widely on English Romanticism. She is also a published poet with two collections to her name and two further ones forthcoming. Ginnel, her first collection, was published by Carcanet in 2005; and Earth’s Almanac came out with Enitharmon in 2015. Her collection of 133 sonnets about the Wordsworths, Vital Stream, will be published by Carcanet in November 2019, and Yale University Press will be publishing a further collection, The Craft of Poetry: A Primer in Verse, in autumn 2020. She is also the author of a memoir in poetry and prose, Diary of a Bipolar Explorer (Signal, 2018).

 

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Clint Wastling

Today we welcome the very talented Clint Wastling to our Maytree home.

We are delighted to announce that Clint’s debut poetry collection, Layers, will be released towards the end of 2019. Layers will be Maytree 009 and be published to coincide with our first birthday celebrations in December. It’s been an amazing year so far and we can’t thank everyone enough for the overwhelming support for our independent publishing project.

As well as being a widely published poet, Clint is the author of two novels and several radio plays.

We’re sure that Clint’s pamphlet will be a fitting end to our first year. Featuring wonderful cover art by Ian Burdall, Layers is an extraordinary exploration of both the physical, metaphysical and emotional layers of our lives both past and present.

You can find out more about Clint and his previous work here

And there’s a link to information about Ian and his Facebook page here

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