Red Squirrel Press is a self-funded independent press based in Scotland. It was founded in April 2006 by Sheila Wakefield and has published over 200 titles to date. It publishes poetry pamphlets and full collections. The most recent publications are highlighted at the bottom of this page. Please browse our catalogue for details of titles in print and available.
Red Squirrel Press showcases young poets such as Claire Askew and Andrew McMillan as well as more established names like James Kirkup, William Bedford, Tim Turnbull and James McGonigal. To submit your own work, please visit our submissions page.
‘I know there is still that core of truth
undefiled, inexhaustible well of love
for life and all its manifestations,
a deep spring of love of poetry ever flowing.’
‘Reading Old Poems’,
from Marsden Bay (2008)
Red Squirrel Press is the publisher partner of the Scottish Writers’ Centre.
All publications for Red Squirrel Press and Postbox Press are designed and typeset by the poet Gerry Cambridge except Valerie Laws’ ‘The Operator’, Ellen Phethean’s ‘Ren and the Blue Hands’ and Tim Turnbull’s ‘Silence and Other Stories’.
Postbox Press, the literary imprint of Red Squirrel Press, was founded in
2015 and publishes short story collections, novellas and novels. Colin Will is Editor of Postbox Press.
Shelley Day’s debut collection of stories, ‘What Are You Like’ won the prestigious Edge Hill Short Story Prize in 2020, the first book of mainly flash fiction to be shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize.
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Issue 5 Out Now
‘I found an urn on the
bus. Somebody’s ashes.
It was one of the good
Lidl bags it was in...’
From: ‘Lost and Found’