Penned in the Margins on regional shortlist for Small Press of the Year in the Nibbies

Blog | Published on February 24, 2020

We are very, very pleased to have been shortlisted for the London region in the British Book Awards’ Small Press of the Year.

Other shortlisted publishers include Out-Spoken (London), Dead Ink (North) and Dedalus (East/South-East).


Philip Jones, chair of the judges and editor of The Bookseller, said: ‘For a second year, this shortlist shows how publishing is thriving across the regions and countries of the United Kingdom and Ireland. The shortlist shows companies every bit as dedicated to their authors as the bigger publishers and with some notable success stories contained in their submissions. It is our pleasure to platform their hard work once again.’


Tom Chivers, director of Penned in the Margins, said: ‘This has been a year of record sales and awards for our books, spearheaded by Raymond Antrobus’s bestselling poetry collection, The Perseverance. I’m very proud that our work developing new writers and publishing challenging, exciting books has been recognised, and I’d like to thank my colleagues at Penned, Kate and Rosie, our partners, especially Inpress Books and Arts Council England, and of course all our wonderful authors’.


The regional shortlists will go head to head in another stage of The British Book Awards (known as the ‘Nibbies’) to fight to be Regional Winners and be on the shortlist for the Small Press of the Year award.


Click here to read the full shortlists.

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