Submissions open for 2020-21 publishing programme


Acclaimed poet and host of Out-Spoken Live, Joelle Taylor, will be taking on the editorship of Out-Spoken Press from Sept 2020 –Sept 2021, commissioning five new titles with a focus on women’s writing.

Out-Spoken Press are committed to providing a platform for those who remain underrepresented in traditional publishing. We are therefore welcoming poetry submissions from women, trans and non-binary writers who would be looking to publish titles in 2020-21.

To submit your work

I’m excited to help elevate voices from marginalised women’s communities. I’m looking for writing that is inventive, pioneering and rich, and reading manuscripts with a strong and coherent theme, offering explorations in both form and content.
— Joelle Taylor

If you’d wish to enter your work for consideration, please send no more than 10 pages of material to with the subject line: SUBMISSION: [name]

This should include:

  • an outline of your writing/publication history

  • samples of your work

  • a summary of your ideas for the completed book

Alternatively, complete collections can be submitted.

Submission deadline: 5pm Monday 16 December