Blog archive for 2018


In the lead-up to Christmas we’ve decided to give our readers an exclusive insight into some of the inspirational books we’ve published this year. Each week, Sales and Marketing Coordinator Bex Shorunke will be quizzing your favourite authors on their motivations and writing tips.

In our 2018 Black Friday Sale we’re passing on massive savings of 50% on all our titles. Here, Penned director Tom Chivers explains why he thinks you should take the plunge this Black Friday and #shopindie.

Independent literary publisher Penned in the Margins has acquired After the Formalities by Hackney-based writer and educator Anthony Anaxagorou.

Penned in the Margins stablemates and two of Britain’s most exciting poets, Raymond Antrobus and Chris McCabe, have been selected for a prestigious list that shows independent poetry publishing to be in fine form.

Edinburgh Fringe newcomer Antosh Wojcik is performing his one-man ‘drum solo for dementia’ How to Keep Time at Summerhall at 10.15am daily. Here he shares his top ten tips for performing a morning show.

Fringe newcomer Antosh Wojcik, whose one-man show at Summerhall explores dementia through spoken word and live drumming, is teaming up with Vintage Vibes, a charitable partnership that tackles isolation and loneliness among over-60s in Edinburgh.

The Edinburgh Festivals are nearly upon us. From drum solos to cartography, astonishing British theatres to skuzzy indie venues, here is the lowdown on what to expect from Penned in the Margins in Edinburgh this summer.

Author J.R. Carpenter talks to Elle Eccles about translation, migration, and variance in her newest poetry collection An Ocean of Static.

A small independent publisher and performing arts company is seeking a part-time (2 days a week) Sales & Marketing Coordinator.

Using just his voice and a Roland TD-4KP electronic drumkit, award-winning poet Antosh Wojcik explores the effects of dementia on speech, memory and family in his debut work for theatre, How to Keep Time.

Playwright Atiha Sen Gupta reviews Frankie Vah in The Guardian.

Elle Eccles interviews Penned in the Margins author Kate Davis about her debut collection, The Girl Who Forgets How to Walk, published in June.

Frankie Vah, like my previous verse play What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, was a slow process; a layering of ideas I wanted to explore and finally a character I could explore them with. Once the character started to emerge he brought a whole lot of his own shit to the table and themes that were previously central to the piece were whittled down to brief mentions as all that delicious human failure took centre stage.

Natural Phenomena took a long time to write. I’d reached an impasse – several, in fact – and didn’t know how to get out.

After a quieter 2017 for book publishing following large-scale productions, we are delighted to announce a bumper year for new Penned in the Margins titles. The list of nine books runs across poetry, non-fiction and drama, featuring six debuts including a first full collection from rising-star Raymond Antrobus, psychogeographic encounters with Brexit on the Essex coast, and a long-awaited new UK publication from Caroline Bergvall.

Ross Sutherland’s Imaginary Advice Live and How to Keep Time by Antosh Wojcik will be hitting venues across the UK in 2018.






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