Sad Press is run by Jo Lindsay Walton and Samantha Walton. We mainly publish poetry chapbooks by individual authors.

Sad Press was set up either in 2009 or 2014, it’s not clear. We now aim to publish around four books a year. Sad Press is based in Brighton, Bristol, and Edinburgh. We have a lot of projects on the go right now, so we’re not really accepting any submissions.


A few reviews and other things related to Sad Press books. If you have written a review, or if you want a review copy of something, get in touch.


Printers we work with:

Where Else

You can access digital copies of most out-of-print titles on a pay-what-you-want basis.

There are also copies of most titles in the UKI legal deposit libraries and at the MayDay Rooms Radical Poetry Archive in London. The Scottish Poetry Library and the National Poetry Library also have some titles.

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