About Nine Pens

Nine Pens is a poetry press based in the North Pennines. Formed in 2020 through a successful crowd funding campaign, we are particularly interested in working with new and emerging writers. We publish at least nine pamphlets each year, as well as a range of anthologies. 

Our main aim is to amplify the voices of poets and offer a foundational platform that hopefully leads to long-lasting and successful careers.

You can find out more information about our current stable of poets here and information regarding our submission windows here. You can browse our shop here and help support the growth of the press.

Colin Bancroft is the editor at Nine Pens. His pamphlet 'Impermanence' was released with Maytree Press in 2020 and 'Knife Edge' is forthcoming with Broken Sleep in 2022. 'Kayfabe' a micro-pamphlet of wrestling poems was released with Legitimate Snack|Broken Sleep in 2021.