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. 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.

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You can access digital copies of most out-of-print titles by subscribing to our Patreon.

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.


2021 is going to be A QUIET YEAR for Sad Press. We will have one or two pamphlets coming out (things that took root in 2020), but we won’t be open to submissions or starting anything new. We’ll still be writing things on envelopes and going to the post office. Patreon payments will be paused. We will have mothballs for eyes. With our mothball eyes we’ll be focusing on other things. We’ll be back, probably.

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