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Limited edition poetry chapbooks and blog.

Welcome to the Red Ceilings Press where we publish contemporary poetry in the form of limited edition chapbooks.

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We will be open for submissions from April 1, 2017 till December 1, 2017.

Send your submissions to theredceilings@gmail.com in either rtf or doc format, or if submitting for the blog then in the body of an email will do.

blog & ebooks
New voices to the blog are most welcome but please don't submit more than 5 poems.

The ebooks, because of their nature, can be of any length, but poetry only please.

chapbooks
The chapbooks are in A6 format so please consider this when sending poems of longer line length. We don't want to set your fine work at 6pt.

If accepted we will ask you to take a minimum of 12 copies of the book at a reduced price (along with a complimentary copy) to help us to continue publishing.

Ebook & chapbook poets should preferably have a previous publication history. So, please mention where your work has appeared in your submission email and also provide a brief biography.

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Red Ceilings Press & Manchester Opera Project

July 2017 sees the Red Ceilings Press working closely with Manchester Opera Project (MOP) as part of their Festival One: The Monodrama Project to be held later this month and in early August. We were invited to co-commission a new libretto by one of our published poetsand the excellent Tom Jenks has produced a new libretto that sees the return of his unforgettable Crabtree. As well as a limited edition second printing of Crabtree we are also delighted to announce the publication of Crabtree (the libretto).

Tom will be premiering Crabtree (the libretto) at the Kings Arms Salford, M3 6AN
on Thursday 3 August at 8pm. We would love to see you there.
More details can be found on the Manchester Opera Project website. www.manchesteroperaproject.co.uk

Recent additions -
The No Breath by John Goodby
Tired Blue Mountain
by Kathrine Sowerby

Earlier chapbooks can be found here.

tired blue mountain ~ kathrine sowerby
Tired Blue Mountain, Kathrine Sowerby
Chapbook - October 2016
chapbook [rcp cb42]
A6 36pp 40 copies
£6.00 inc. p&p (UK)
£7.50 inc. p&p (Europe)
£9.00 inc p&p (World)
Kathrine Sowerby

“Kathrine Sowerby works language like a painter, shaping an impasto of wisdom and bewilderment in which ‘everything is possible’: for a young woman dying in the snow, for characters named Apple, Sun and Meaning, for black cats, for children and our feverish attempts to raise them well, to raise them safely. Tired Blue Mountain has a synesthetic wonder and delight in the colours of grief and magic, it is a fearless search for love and understanding.”

Mark Russell

the no breath ~ john goodby
The No Breath, John Goodby
Chapbook - June 2017
chapbook [rcp cb43]
A6 38pp 40 copies
£6.00 inc. p&p (UK)
£7.50 inc. p&p (Europe)
£9.00 inc p&p (World)
John Goodby

“I think these are my favourite poems of [John Goodby’s]. They have some kind of indefinable charge. It’s like being in a calm dark room with little slots and windowlets opening just briefly onto brilliantly lit spaces out there and all over and then closing again before you can get a really good look. What you carry away is a sort of richly coloured composite many-layered image which seems to add up to something suggestive of the archaeological remains of what was once at various points in time and space something resembling a unified human emotional consciousness. I find them exciting.”

Lyndon Davies

crabtree (the libretto) ~ tom jenks
Crabtree (the libretto), Tom Jenks
Chapbook - July 2017
chapbook [rcp cb44]
A6 40pp 40 copies
£6.00 inc. p&p (UK)
£7.50 inc. p&p (Europe)
£9.00 inc p&p (World)
Crabtree (the libretto)

“Tom Jenks’ libretto, Crabtree, is an intense story of love, loss and betrayal in the highest tradition of operatic tragedy. The emotionally complex Crabtree, huddled in the kimono of his dressing gown, his tender heart deceived by the ones he trusted most, is a Butterfly for our times: his final aria as affecting as the ‘mad song’ in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. This is a work that might move an audience to tears that only a superior brand of kitchen towel could deal with.”

Patricia Farrell

crabtree ~tom jenks
chapbook [rcp cb29] 2nd Printing
A6 48pp 20 copies
£5.00 inc. p&p (UK)
Crabtree reads like a cross between Mercian Hymns and Viz, as if Barry MacSweeney’s Ranter has saddled up with Johnny Vegas for a night at the end of Blackpool Pier. Crabtree is a thumbnail guide to a very contemporary England: we never drive far through these umbrous hills before coming to a Travelodge. As the audience delights in the frolics, Jenks, Albion’s greatest surrealist, is found finetuning his metrical gifts : at least that was his excuse for taking longer in the shower. Through the humour of the sequence the shadiness of our times is revealed. I’ll carry mine as a pocket-sized Magna Carta to swat back the saturation of all extraneous data – Chris McCabe
Crabtree, Tom Jenks
Chapbook - 2nd Printing July 2017