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Owing to recent serious illness there is likely to be some delay in responding to all communications concerning Red Squirrel Press. New orders are still being sent out, but please be patient. Thank you for your understanding. —Sheila Wakefield, Editor/Founder.

Red Squirrel Press is a Scotland-based independent self-funded small press. It was founded in April 2006 by Sheila Wakefield and has published over 300 titles to date, poetry pamphlets and full collections.

It showcases young poets such as Claire Askew and Andrew McMillan as well as more established names like James McGonigal and Tim Turnbull. 

Red Squirrel Press has published poetry in Gaelic, Scots, Doric, Shaetlan, Orcadian, Irish, Danish, Italian, German, Flemish, Romanian, Kannada and English. 

Red Squirrel Press was shortlisted three times for the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award for poetry pamphlet publishers. 

Sheila Wakefield founded Postbox Press, the literary fiction imprint of Red Squirrel Press in 2015, publishing short story collections and
Postbox, Scotland’s International Short Story Magazine (biannual) in 2019.

Shelley Day’s debut collection of stories, ‘
What Are You Like’ won the prestigious £10,000 Edge Hill Short Story Prize in 2020, the first book of mainly flash fiction to be shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize. 

Postbox Press published a short story collection in Doric, ‘
Mysie & Other Stories’ by Mary Johnston in 2021. 

All publications for Red Squirrel Press, Postbox Press and Postbox Magazine are designed and typeset by poet and editor Gerry Cambridge except Tim Turnbull’s ‘Silence and Other Stories’.

The most recent publications are highlighted at the bottom of this page.

Please browse our catalogue for details of titles in print.

Postage is free in the UK.

Trade orders and outside the UK, please contact us.

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Postbox Issue 9 Out Now


“A few years ago, when Colin told me he was reaching the end of his second term as Chair of StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, winding up Calder Wood Press and finishing his work at Belhaven Community Garden, he asked me if I was able to think of anything for him to do. I don’t think he imagined Postbox but it’s established now; Colin is leaving it in extremely good shape, and I’d like to welcome Sam Tongue who is taking over. I want to take this opportunity to thank Colin from the very bottom of my heart for everything he has done for me, Red Squirrel Press and Postbox.

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