Poetry Rivals 2016

Taking poetry from the page to the stage!


Burning Eye Books

Burning Eye Books Burning Eye Books

Here at Burning Eye Books, we think of ourselves an an upstart indie punk publishing co.

We are a small independent publisher in the South West, predominately specialising in promoting spoken word artists. We aim to dispel the assumption that performance poetry does not transfer well to page as well as give emerging and established artist opportunities to be published, where they might be rejected from other traditional poetry publishers.

As well as poetry, we publish indie fiction; please have a look at our webstore for new releases and popular titles.

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Spiderwize Spiderwize - Print On Demand

Spiderwize are delighted to be sponsoring the runner-up prize for this year's Poetry Rivals competition.

One lucky runner-up will win a Print on Demand Self-Publishing package! This exciting prize offers the poet support, advice and encouragement on their journey to publication…

Spiderwize will evaluate your manuscript and you can come and meet your editor for face-to-face feedback and guidance. Your dedicated publishing assistant will then help you decide on the size, finish and price of your book, as well as liaise with you and the design team who'll create your cover and book layout.

If that's not exciting enough, your book will have an ISBN, one year's global distribution to over 39,000 worldwide channels and you'll receive 50% royalties on all books sold!

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