News / announcement

  • Eyewear hires a BAME editor to help promote diversity in British Publishing

    Eyewear is proud and delighted to welcome the brilliant young editor, writer, poetry performer, and academic, Ms Renae Prince, to our team. Ms Prince will be working alongside our already impressive team of editors - including Dr Copley, our new Senior editor - to develop new strategies for encouraging ever-more diversity in British publishing. She will be working on new acquisitions, as well as editing collections.

    And, like the entire team, she will also handle some admin and pr - we all chip in at launches also, to help sell books! Eyewear views itself as a rich and multicultural family of authors, and editors, who are working together to redefine the symbiotic nature and shared values of community-aimed publishing. British publishing is woefully under-representative, and in a small way, we are proud to be doing what we can to shift forward. Fast.

  • Eyewear Launches Patreon Campaign

    Good news, we have created a Patreon account for Eyewear. This is an easy and effective way to sign up patrons, who can help us thrive in challenging times, by pledging in exchange for books.

    This is our fundraising moment. You know the good work Eyewear does, across the UK, Ireland, the USA and beyond, for poets old and young, new and established. Please spread the news, and really go for it. If every Eyewear ally signed up, and got someone else to sign up, we would be seeing a very rosy future.

    https://www.patreon.com/eyewearpublishing Thank you so much!

  • Eyewear Enters Its 7th Year In Style!

    Eyewear's 6th Birthday Party Bash

    Eyewear's turning 6 this week, and we'd like to invite you to celebrate with us at a special launch this Sunday, 13th May at the Brixton Windmill.

    Eyewear Publishing Ltd. was formally incorporated six years ago. It was a tough literary market back in 2012 - and we're not just saying that. The poetry market shrunk by almost a fifth that year. Fast forward six years and poetry is booming, with over a million books sales per year, and an overall 66% increase on those grim 2012 figures. During that time, we published some of the best established and emerging talent in poetry, non-fiction and literary fiction. Those books have won major awards for poetry and criticism, alongside Forward Prize shortlists and PBS recommendations.

    They've been endorsed by major cultural and literary figures like Kaveh Akbar, Stephen Fry, Louis Theroux and Salman Rushdie. We've had indie bestsellers in the States and published collections by legendary songwriters. We've worked with ambassadors, nuclear physicists and data-scientists

    Most of all, we've helped launch a generation of amazing new authors, and brought hundreds of brilliant, unique books into the world. So our next launch is going to double as a celebration of everything we've done over the years. Even if you don't know the authors being launched, or haven't been to one of our events in a while, we'd love you to show up and show your support for the press.

    Launching: The Best New British and Irish Poets 2018

    Along with pamphlets by James Coghill and Christian Wethered

    This year's anthology gathers 50 of the brightest emerging talents in Britain and Ireland today. Entries were judged by multi-award winning poet Maggie Smith (who you might know from her viral poem "Good Bones"). We'll be celebrating these authors - as well as everyone else we've published over the years - at the world-famous Brixton venue The Windmill for live poetry readings from anthology poets and guest readers (inc. Oliver Jones), with drinks available at the bar.

    Details can be found on our Facebook event page (please RSVP!) and below:

    Venue: The Windmill, Brixton. 22 Blenheim Gardens, SW2 5BZ

    Date: Sunday, April 2nd

    Entry Fee: None!

  • Eyewear acquires new essay collection by Gwen Goodkin

    Eyewear Publishing is pleased to announce the acquisition of Mass for the Shut Ins, a new essay collection by American writer Gwen Goodkin. Mass for the Shut Ins takes readers through the difficult terrain of loss and grief in the absence of faith. Through essays written by the author, letters written by her father and a letter they wrote together decades ago, Goodkin discovers the magic of life that connects us all.

    Goodkin lives in Encinitas, California. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her essays and stories have been published by The Dublin Review, Fiction, Witness, The Carolina Quarterly, Atticus Review, jmww, Exposition Review, The Rumpus, Reed Magazine and others. She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has won the Folio Editor's Prize as well as the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction. Goodkin writes for the screen and stage and is a member of the Dramatists Guild. Her website is: gwengoodkin.com.

    Goodkin’s manuscript was a finalist for this year’s Beverly Prize. Eyewear will release Mass for the Shut Ins in early 2019.