THE BLACK SPRING PRESS GROUP

Testimonials

Richard Lieberman -  Author of two critically-acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling books. His work has been praised by the Washington Post, Book World, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Forbes and Booklist, and awarded a Society of Midland Authors Adult Nonfiction Honourable Mention. We published his novel Bad Seed.

''Whoever said you can't tell a book by the cover was wrong when it comes to the books published by Eyewear Publishing. Eyewear’s poetry, fiction and nonfiction are excellent and elegant in literary content as well as cover design. In selecting a publisher for my third book (the first two were critically acclaimed bestsellers), I must admit that it was their gorgeous books that first caught my attention but ultimately it was the range and content of their catalogue that sealed the deal. One can pick up any of their books and find innovative, engaging writing by both established and new talent. Eyewear was the very best midwife in bringing my book Bad Seed into the world. While I felt confident that my manuscript was ready for prime time when I delivered it to Eyewear, publisher Todd Swift’s meticulous and insightful editing greatly enhanced final version. And, as I had hoped, the cover design and packaging of the book is beautiful. The praise Bad Seed has received since it was issued (see media and reader reviews on Amazon) would not have occurred without the reputation of Eyewear as a first rate international publisher. I would certainly be honoured to work with Eyewear again.''
 

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."