News, views and behind-the-scenes articles about our books, productions, authors and artists.

Cain shortlisted for British Book Design and Production Award


Announcing our 2016 Programme

Better late than never, we’re proud to launch another packed programme of events and books, with cover artwork from the wonderful Leah Fusco.

Dos and Don’ts of Submitting Your Manuscript

Around 20% of books published by Penned in the Margins originated from unsolicited submissions. It’s an important source of new authors for us. Although it’s a struggle to keep up with the workload (we receive about 30 proposals a week), I’m happy to say we read and respond to every one individually. Our submissions window [...]

‘Techno-spiritualist’ music and the ‘Google-age Kafka’ head up the EVP Sessions, announced today

Aisha Devi


Naomi Booth and Luke Wright victorious in the Saboteur Awards

On Friday 27 May the great and good of the indie literary scene piled into Vout-O-Reenees club in central London for the annual Saboteur Awards. We’re delighted to announce that two Penned in the Margins authors were victorious in the Saboteurs, which, unusually, are awarded by public vote. York-based novelist and academic Naomi Booth won [...]