This year has been horrendous in many ways but at least on the publishing front we have some good news: our lovely Refugees and Peacekeepers anthology has been sent to the printer today. We are happy to report that as well as quotes by George Szirtes and the Bishop of Barking in the foreword, the back cover contains a quote by the wonderful Robert McCrum. We are hoping to have advance copies in time for our event at the First Site art gallery in Colchester on Saturday 10th December from 12-3pm. All our books will be on sale with a combined raffle. Various pieces of artwork by our cover artists will be the main prizes, as well as some consolation prizes.

We will be in good company as the retrospective exhibition on at the time is by Gee Vaucher:

This very appropriate image is already making the headlines:

Image of Gee Vaucher's artwork- The Statue of Liberty with her head in her hands

We are progressing quite well with the English translation of: Letters to the Cultural Rehabilitation of the Unemployed by Andrea Inglese. We have plans to hold an event in Paris where he resides sometime next year.

And Emma Kittle-Pey’s second collection: Gold Adornments and other stories will be published for Spring 2017.


Other news is that the Pudding Press full-colour illustrated titles are now being distributed by Vine House in East Sussex via Orca.

And soon the distribution for all the other titles should be changed. More news on this to follow.