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On this page you'll find introductions to every author (or co-author) of a Valley Press book, in order of publication - the most recently published authors appear nearest the top-left. Click their photos or the links to access individual pages for each, with full profiles and more information. Illustrators, editors of anthologies, and contributors to anthologies are profiled on the page for their particular book - see the books page. Noted actor, editor and lit-fest organiser; but first and foremost a poet. Debut pamphlet Sea Swim published by VP in 2012. (read more) One of Hull's most popular modern poets. Work collected for the first time in Love Letters & Children's Drawings, published by VP in 2011. (read more) Noted storyteller, journalist, musician and poet from York. First collection of poetry The Border published by VP in 2011. (read more) Widely-followed travel writer and journalist. Writings from his latest epic journey were published by VP under the title Pulse in 2011. (read more) Print-maker, artist and illustrator, widely exhibited since the 1960s; now a poet. First collection Stone Venus published by VP in 2011. (read more) Highly respected poetry writer and performer. First full-length collection The Ruby Slippers published by VP in 2011. (read more) Young writer of poetry and short stories, fast developing a devout readership. First poetry collection Encore published by VP in 2011. (read more) Valley Press founder and Editor-in-Chief, author of various literary works, most recently The Dead Snail Diaries published in 2011. (read more) Well respected poet at the heart of the East Yorkshire arts scene. One half of the team behind poetry/art book Lonely Destiny (2011). (read more) East Yorkshire-based artist of some renown. One half of the team behind poetry/art book Lonely Destiny, published by VP in 2011. (read more)
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Valley Press accepts submissions of new writing from authors at any stage of their career, and of any age and background - head to the contact page for more details. Widely-published young poet, and a former Cadaverine editor. First pamphlet-length collection Phobia published by VP in 2012. (read more) Poet, journalist and Creative Writing student from East Yorkshire. Debut pamphlet Form published by VP in 2012. (read more) Elder statesman of Valley Press; writer of eclectic poetry on spirituality and life. Collections published by VP in 2009 and 2010. (read more) Scarborough-based poet and novelist. Debut collection of poetry published by VP in 2010, and a novel, Lives of Lilo, in 2012. (read more) Bridlington-based author of our first illustrated book for young children, Sid the Seagull, published by VP in May 2012. (read more) Hull-based English tutor and writer. Her latest collection of short stories, Staying Afloat, was published by VP in July 2012. (read more) BBC-affiliated print and radio journalist, and a hardened world traveller. His first book of poetry was published by VP in 2012. (read more) Leeds-based, Belfast- born poet of great wit and heart. Latest collection, There Are No Such Things As Seagulls, published by VP in 2012. (read more) Award-winning novelist, playright, lecturer and poet. First poetry publication Couples published by VP on 14th February 2013. (read more) Leeds-based poet and 'Lit Fest' legend. Twice published in 2012: selected poems ebook in April, a collection of 63 sonnets in October. (read more) Young poet based in Newcastle, with much literary experience. Debut pamphlet Destroyed Dresses published by VP in 2012. (read more) Edinburgh-born author, a rising star in the genre of historical fiction; first novel Winston & Me published by VP in 2012. (read more) Canadian-born poet and editor with a long and distinguished literary career. Latest collection Journeying published by VP in 2012. (read more)
Leeds-based poet; debut collection A Family Behind Glass to be published by Valley Press in May 2013.
Poet, creative writing graduate, ezine editor and workshop leader.
First collection Red Tree published by Valley Press in April 2012. (read more)
Poet, librettist, script- writer and director; two libretto (with accompanying material) published as Wingbeats in 2012.