THE BLACK SPRING PRESS GROUP

Testimonials


 

Michael A. Brown - Poet based in Cambridge and LGBTQ campaigner. We published his third poetry book, Meet Me At The Harbour. 

 

"I’m absolutely delighted with my book. It is a dream come true. The cover is just what I imagined. I think the house style is wonderfully presented. I like how you have a very strong Eyewear style and clear brand. Thank you so much. Simple things like having the spine printed and little glasses really will make it stand out in bookstores. I really appreciate everything you and the team have done. I found Alex to be great to work with as well."


Jessica Mayhew - Winner of the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2018. Her poetry, fiction and essays have been published in magazines including Ambit, Stand, Staple, Brittle Star, Magma, and The Interdisciplinary Literary Studies Journal.  We published two of Jessica's books, Amok, and Longship.

 

''I'm still smiling from the fantastic Eyewear launch in London earlier this week. My editor, Alex, was so insightful in helping to bring my collection to print, and really took the time to make sure that I submitted the best version. Edwin Smet designed a beautiful cover for me, delving into the imagery of Norse mythology. Todd was on hand for guidance and encouragement at every stage. I am so proud of my finished Eyewear collection, 'Longship.' ''


Diana Scott - Recent graduate from UCL. She obtained her MSc in Women’s Health and spent three months researching young women’s experiences of dating apps and digital intimacy. She currently works for the NHS in the General Management training scheme.

 

“In 2017, I was an Editorial Assistant at Eyewear while completing my undergraduate degree. During my time as an Assistant, I was not only exposed to the creative, challenging, and exciting world of publishing but I was given many autonomous projects, opportunities to refine my writing and communication skills, and build confidence as a professional in a ever-changing sector (and all the free books was an amazing perk!). Working at Eyewear was a highlight of my undergraduate career.”

 

Luke Jacob - Jacob's poetry and prose have appeared in more than 50 journals, including Southwest Review, Barrow Street, RHINO and Cherry Tree, among others.  In 2015 his chapbook A Hole in the Light was published by Anchor & Plume Press. Eyewear published his full debut collection, The Seed Vault, in 2019.

"As an American writer working with a UK-based publisher, I cannot say enough about how much it has meant to have such a supportive team at Eyewear. The collective belief in my work in general and in this book in particular has helped me not just to find an audience, but to believe in the fact that that audience can be grown at home in the USA, in Eyewear's home-base of the United Kingdom, and elsewhere around the globe. Eyewear has a truly international vision and reach."