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Hazel Press publishes short books of poetry, essays and interdisciplinary work that is intelligent, inspiring and has a strong sense of place. We seek to engage with ecological issues in a collaborative and provocative way.

Poetry is at the heart of our list, but we also publish prose. We are particularly interested in work that merges genres, something we experimented with in Alys Fowler’s short fiction The Woman Who Buried Herself and Julia Blackburn’s book of small pieces, The Wren.

Our name, Hazel Press, is borrowed from the hazel tree. As Max Adams writes in his book The Wisdom of Trees: “The Hazel may be small, but it is the champion of the woods: the most useful of all trees … From it we learn that strength may come from small packages; that flexibility is a strength in itself, and that self-renewal is the art of survival.”

We seek to share our knowledge and collaborate with authors, readers, booksellers and other publishers in finding more eco-aware ways to produce, distribute and enjoy books. As part of these efforts, we are a member of the Society of Authors’ working group on sustainability.

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Author submissions

We have books scheduled until 2024, so are currently closed for submissions.

If you would like to get in touch about one of our books or writers, we’d love to hear from you.

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