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We publish work in many different genres. For readers who prefer prose, this page brings together all our long and short fiction, memoir and other non-fiction, and those of our anthologies which contain prose as well as poetry. The books are shown in reverse chronological order.

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Listen - stories and poems inspired by Syrian refugees

David Forrest is a writer and spoken word artist based in Glasgow. HIs pamphlet, Listen, contains poems and stories inspired by conversations with Syrian refugees on the themes of conflict and home. Written at various points over the last eight years, these pieces draw from the perspectives of those most affected by the conflict.

Listen will launch online in the first half of 2021.
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Fur Beneath the Skin

Fur Beneath the Skin is a YA diversity-themed historical novel that takes you to dark places but delivers you safely back - a breathtaking transformation of fact into fiction. Rafe doesn’t know whether he is a werewolf or not. He knows only that he must get rid of his “wolf” - whatever it is - before it kills him and the girl he loves. On the run from superstitious fear and scientific curiosity, he joins other “different ones” who help him. But only he can decide whether or not he is a werewolf…or something else. Diversity has always been with us. All that changes are the words used to describe it. This is one of the few novels since Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot and The Possessed by a writer who knows from personal experience how a ‘fit’ of epilepsy can feel.

Fur Beneath the Skin will launch online in February 2021. You can order an advance copy for £10.99 (excluding postage) from this page or Amazon. A Kindle version is also available. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Resistance - Voices of Exiled Writers

The Exiled Writers Ink anthology celebrating 20 years of their meetings and their work to support human rights around the globe. With a passion for justice, Exiled Writers Ink enables refugee writers’ voices to be heard so insights can be gained, not only into the pain suffered by refugees, but also into the complexity of the experiences of writers from diverse regions.

Resistance - Voices of Exiled Writers launched online in December 2020. You can order a copy for £9.99 (excluding postage) from this page. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Can you hear the people sing?

Palewell Press's second anthology of poetry and prose brings together a global set of writers, sharing their experiences of Covid-19, lockdown, the pandemic, losing track of time, a reprieve for nature, and their hopes for the future. This anthology shares worldwide responses to the pandemic, from Yan Li’s testament to suffering in China; through Joseph Kafala of Sierra Leone’s Center for Memory and Reparations; Iranian-born Sholeh Wolpé in California; María Cristina Azcona, President of the International Forum for Literature and Culture of Peace in Latin America; Simon Lichman in Jerusalem, working for peace between Israeli and Palestinian communities; many UK-based human rights advocates: Dima Mekdad, Hasan Kahya, Anna Maria Mickiewicz, Nasrin Parvaz, Aydin Mehmet Ali, Taffy Nyawanza, Meltem Arikan, Shanta Acharya; and other wonderful writers.

Can you hear the people sing? launched online in November 2020. You can order a copy for £9.99 (excluding postage) from this page or from Amazon. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Feminist Bundle

Containing Harpy, a pamphlet collection of poetry and prose by Rachel Sambrooks; and Useless Now but Beautiful Still, a short story pamphlet collection by Rocio Rodriguez-Inniss.
Buying the two pamphlets together will cost £11.00 plus postage, a saving of 20% on their individual costs.

Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Useless Now but Beautiful Still

This hard-hitting collection of feminist psychological short stories is by writer, actress and artist, Rocio Rodriguez-Inniss. The stories explore the role of women, the interface between mental and sexual health, and how relationships and self-image are transformed by social pressures. While Rodriguez-Innis writes about the darkness she sees and hears around her, her work is always seeking the magic in both the ordinary and the extraordinary.

Useless Now but Beautiful Still launched online in August 2020. You can order a copy for £6.90 (excluding postage) from this page or Amazon. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Harpy

In a world where women are still arguably first valued on being pretty and palatable, Rachel Sambrooks' pamphlet, Harpy, gives us permission to show our "ugly" side, and questions how we see female anger through a kind of re-writing of the mythical. The poems and short stories in Harpy crackle and seethe with the transformational magic of words, they speak of powerlessness with a power that turns shame into something true and triumphant.

Harpy launched online in August 2020. You can order a copy for £6.90 (excluding postage) from this page or Amazon. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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The World is for Everyone

The writing in this anthology is by members of PAMOJA Women Together – a group of refugee, asylum-seeking and irregular migrant women from a wide range of countries, faiths and backgrounds. PAMOJA means ‘together’ and ‘inclusive’ in Swahili. The World Is For Everyone is not a traditional anthology of writing. It represents the voices, creative contributions and insights – written and spoken – of the PAMOJA Women Together Group, as these emerged through a series of cultural projects organized as part of the Changing Wor(l)ds Project at Nottingham Trent University. This enchanting book is unique and very personal. As well as poems, stories and photographs, there are recipes handed down from mother to daughter, carried right across the world and recreated in the UK as an evocation of their birthplaces. Listen and you will find these women have vital things to say. They speak of courage needed, pain overcome, puzzlement, patience, struggle, rejection and the ultimate triumph of the spirit.

The World is for Everyone launched on International Women's Day, 8th March 2020. You can order the paperback for £9.99 (excluding postage) from this page, or from Amazon ISBN 978-1-911587-27-9. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Algiers: The Poet's Garden

Soleïman Adel Guémar worked as a freelance investigative journalist in Algeria from 1991 until 2002, when he claimed political asylum in the UK. These short stories address the agonies of contemporary Algeria and the survival, despite everything, of dreams of a different world. Translated by Tom Cheesman, and first appearing in Local Therapy by Hafan Books, 2013, they have a “fighter’s edge, a tough beauty.” - Lisa Appignanesi, Chair of the Royal Society of Literature. “The short prose works in Algiers: The Poet's Garden bring us to Algeria's black decade of the 1990s. Here language is pared back to a pure economy of expression that allows for the confrontation of madness and reason. The madness of a system that cloaks itself in the reason of law and a countering 'madness' of a utopian hope and vision – the only recourse of those for whom reality has become unreal. In this collection Guemar sounds the depths of a society where justice, law and rules are hollowed out and where people are forced not to dream yet do so, in order as to escape the darkness. Wise, uncompromising, and unsettling these stories explore brutalising limits and look beyond a dystopian present.” - Patrick Crowley, University College Cork.

Algiers: The Poet's Garden launched in November 2019. You can order the paperback for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page, or from Amazon ISBN 978-1-911587-29-3. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Welling Up

Welling Up is the first anthology composed of writing submitted to Palewell Press, with selection based on our core values of justice, equality and sustainability. From Fortaleza de Sagres in Portugal where, “Out on the edge of Europe the great fort squats / brooding in the heat,” to generations of forgotten women drawing water from a well in Africa, twenty-eight poets share compassion and anger on the problems facing marginalised and displaced people. To achieve greater justice and equality we also need environmental sustainability and the fifth section looks at Global Warming. Ultimately, though, we can only protect elements of our world that we’re able to describe effectively. Welling Up concludes with lyrical hymns to Nature and her “hidden streams / where your heart / sits up, awake at last, / to pay attention.”

Welling Up launched in October 2019. You can order the paperback for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page, ISBN 978-1-911587-26-2 or from Amazon. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Back to Babylon

Back to Babylon, the seventh collection from London-based poet and writer, Agnes Meadows, is based on her visits to Iraq for the Babylon International Festival of Arts & Culture in 2012, 2014 and 2016, and the things she saw there. As well as poetry, Back to Babylon includes the Blog she wrote during her 2012 visit. From convivial jasmine-scented nights in the old city of Babil to the horror and grief at Al-Mawahil with its mass grave of 13,000 disappeared Iraqis, her writing takes the reader ever closer to life in this troubled region.

Back to Babylon launched in October 2019. You can order the paperback for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page, ISBN 978-1-911587-20-0, or from Amazon. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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The Architect

A radical social treatise about African American gangs in the 21st century. This book is more than just a blueprint for self-transformation and the reconstruction of gang culture. It is also a unique step-by-step guideline that shows gang members themselves how to do it. Craig Ross and Steve Champion’s analysis builds upon – and expands – the work that Crips gang co-founder and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Stanley “Tookie” Williams was committed to before his death. The Architect seeks to change the narrative about gang members by providing them with an independent and self-sustaining plan of action and empowerment. This book is the first of its kind. The authors are two well-respected Crips emeritus from Los Angeles, who are now prominent in the criminal justice reform movement. They also reside on death row at San Quentin State Prison. Ross and Champion’s street and prison experience enables them to offer in The Architect authentic, honest dialogue about the problems gang members face and the potential solutions to those problems. The Architect was written for gang members. But anyone working for real community change should read The Architect. The triumph over violence requires extreme responsibility—not just from gang members, but from everyone.

The Architect launched in Los Angeles in September 2019 and a UK launch is being planned. You can order the paperback for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page (plus our Book of the Month 20% discount during October 2020), or from Amazon, ISBN 978-1-911587-14-9. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Testimony of Flight

Jane Spiro's extraordinary collection of poetry and narrative tells stories of forced migration and the consequences which impact years later. The book brings together historical moments and stories from members of Jane's family—starting with her father who left Poland as a 16 year old on Kristallnacht. The content is further illuminated through years of conversations with other migrants and survivors from zones of strife, famine, revolution and war.

Testimony of Flight launched in July 2019. You can order the paperback for £9.99 (excluding postage) from this page or Amazon, ISBN 978-1-911587-17-0. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Inside the Blue House

Debut poetry pamphlet by Sonia Jarema that deals with Ukraine's diaspora and its impact on her family. The poetry and its poignant prose introduction take you to uncomfortable places that are lit with extraordinary imagery. Myra Schneider writes: “In these immediate, tightly-controlled poems Sonia Jarema bears poignant testimony to the effects of war and persecution on ordinary people. Sadness and happiness, England and the Ukraine are juxtaposed...Homecoming is a moving celebration of Jarema's first visit to her parents' country where she begins to learn about the past she has comes from. Inside the Blue House is a memorable debut.”

Inside the Blue House was published in April 2019. You can order the pamphlet for £6.90 (excluding postage) from this page or Amazon, ISBN 978-1-911587-16-3. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Red Winds - a VSO in Tanzania

Red Winds is the third collection from Irma Upex-Huggins, the others being Aloes and Brown Sugar 1991, and Charcoal Woman 1993. The poems and prose in this collection were written as a result of the period Irma spent as a VSO volunteer in Tanzania - working with women's groups in remote villages. They aim to reflect the rhythms and spirit of 'traditional' Tanzania through its harsh beauty, situations and vibrant colours. Irma was born on Antigua and she writes with a Caribbean swing and slang. She will be donating her proceeds from sales of the book to VSO Tanzania to support its work with women.

Red Winds launched in April 2018. You can order the paperback for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page or Amazon, ISBN 978-1-911587-07-1. Or download the Kindle verion Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Tiger and Clay - Syria Fragments

A moving collection of poetry and memoir by Rana Abdulfattah, a young Syrian woman writing in exile in Istanbul. In the collection, Rana charts the destructive effects of never being permitted to go home, and takes the reader on her emotional journey towards a measure of peace

You can order the paperback for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page or from Amazon, ISBN 978-0-9955351-2-1. Or download the Kindle version. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Cloud Singer, book 1 of Reins of Power

Young adult futuristic fantasy by Camilla Reeve, published in 2014 on Kindle, now available in paperback. In 2060, with the UK politically isolated and wracked by violent storms, join 15-year old Neligan Talent, reluctant weather-witch, as she battles for survival against smugglers and corrupt isolationist politicians.

You can order the paperback for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page or Amazon, ISBN 978-1-78697-613-0. Or download the Kindle version Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Three Days in Damascus

Kim Schultz's memoir of an unexpected love affair in the middle of the refugee crisis - November 2016. Writer, actor and refugee advocate, in 2009 Kim Schultz travelled to the Middle East as an artist/activist to meet with Iraqi refugees, forever changing her life. Three Days in Damascus follows her 3-year fight for a chance at love with an Iraqi refugee whom she met for 3 days in Syria and was never supposed to fall in love with. The memoir shares authentic Iraqi refugee stories, a whirlwind Middle Eastern romance and the consequently doomed, intercontinental relationship told through texts and emails - all with civil war, revolution and an arranged marriage as the backdrop.

You can order the paperback for £10.99 (excluding postage) from this page or from Amazon, ISBN 978-0-9955351-0-7. Or download the Kindle version. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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Supinely Sublimely

Marion Michell's beautiful collection of textlings - carefully crafted and tightly focused prose - is illustrated with her own artwork - November 2016. The writing in this prose collection surges off the page giving glimpses of a life bent out of shape by M.E. and P.O.T.S., debilitating and little understood diseases. Her words sizzle with the suppressed energy of an adventurous spirit. Tom Shakespeare, Professor of Disability at Norwich writes: "In the tradition of Fernando Pessoa and William Soutar, Marion Michell writes from her bed and takes us on journeys with language which leave us enriched. Concision may be forced on her, but it generates memorable distillation of the experience of illness, which will be familiar to anyone who has endured a health problem." 

You can order the paperback for £8.99 (excluding postage) from this page or from Amazon, ISBN 978-0-9556770-7-6. Or download the Kindle version. Please contact us at enquiries@palewellpress.co.uk if you have any delivery queries

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