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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.

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

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.

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

We are pleased to announce our latest chapbook
Dante Called You Beatrice by Rodney Wood

Recent additions -

Crabtree (the libretto) by Tom Jenks
Crabtree (Second Printing) by Tom Jenks
The No Breath by John Goodby
Tired Blue Mountain
by Kathrine Sowerby

We are hoping to publish limited edition Flash Fiction stories and will be accepting submissions in early 2018. Guidelines will be posted later this year.

Earlier chapbooks can be found here.
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
Dante Called You Beatrice ~ Rodney Wood
Dante Called You Beatrice, Rodney Wood
Chapbook - September 2017
chapbook [rcp cb45]A6 46pp 60 copies
£6.00 inc. p&p (UK)
£7.50 inc. p&p (Europe)
£9.00 inc p&p (World)
Rodney Wood
Lives in Farnborough. He left school at 16, obtained a degree with the Open University, worked in the civil service and retired early. Since then he’s organised poetry reading and workshops, volunteered at his local arts centre in Aldershot, and performed in various venues, including the South Bank. Recent work has appeared in or is forthcoming from publications including Brittle Star, Envoi, The Journal, Magma, Prole, South, Stride and Tears in the Fence.

His work has been described as “innovative and moving” by Envoi