Calder Wood Press

Calder Wood Press is an independent, unsubsidised press specialising in poetry books and occasionally collections of short stories.

It was established on a very small scale in 1998, and rapidly expanded from 2007. Its editor, Colin Will, prefers to publish people that he knows personally, and whose work he thinks deserves wider recognition. Each book is unique, and is edited and designed through close co-operation between author and publisher. It’s a relationship, not a product.

Jayne Wilding’s sky blue notebook from the Pyrenees was joint runner-up for the 2009 Callum Macdonald Memorial Award.

Scottish poets

Calder Wood Press has published these Scottish poets:

Janette Ayachi
Irene Brown
Kevin Cadwallender
Mercedes Clarasó
Anne Connolly
Geoff Cooper
Anna Dickie
Morgan Downie
Alec Finlay
Christine Ford
Lillias Scott Forbes
Eddie Gibbons
Jo Gibson
Mary Johnston
Lindsay Macgregor
Catriona Malan
Marion McCready
Donald McKinney 
Lyn Moir
Alistair Noon 
Jane Overton
David C Purdie
Judith Stewart
Judith Taylor
Gerald Urwin
Nuala Watt
Jayne Wilding
Colin D. Will
Ross Wilson
Juliet Wilson 

Scottish poetry titles

Calder Wood Press published the following Scottish poetry titles in 2015:

Lindsay Macgregor: The weepers
Nuala Watt: Dialogue on the dark

Scottish poetry titles in 2014:

Dunbar Writers: Wild words: celebrating the birthplace, life and ideas of John Muir

Scottish poetry titles in 2013:

Janette Ayachi: A choir of ghosts
Jo Gibson: Everything I thought I knew
Jane Overton: Short-term parking
Colin D. Will: The year's six seasons: poems

Scottish poetry titles in 2012:

Alec Finlay: Question your teaspoons

Scottish poetry titles in 2011:

Lyn Moir: Velázquez’s riddle: a sequence of poems
Marion McCready: Vintage sea
Alistair Noon: Out of the cave
Ross Wilson: The heavy bag: poems

Submission guidelines

The editor does not accept unsolicited manuscripts, and prefers to approach poets to publish.

Contact details

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