3:AM Magazine

3:AM Magazine is an online journal of radical literature and philosophy. Featuring literary criticism.’Whatever it is, we’re against it. Since 2000.’

Submissions: All writers should  contact a relevant editor according to the subject fields listed on their contacts page — one query per piece per editor, please! – contact details at https://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/submissions/

Co-Editor-In-Chief: Andrew Gallix
Editors: Josephine Schreiber (criticism and non-fiction), SJ Fowler (poetry), Sylvia Warren, Isabella Streffen (contributing)

Digital Magazine
Website: www.3ammagazine.com
Email: andrew@3amMagazine.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/3ammagazine
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3AM: Magazine

3AM: Magazine


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Independent Publisher Directory

Independent Publishers

Independent Publishers

As I said earlier in the week, I’ve listed all the independent publishers (including magazines) that I know of in the UK and Ireland onto a working document.

This is the draft .pdf http://www.indiepublishers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Independent-Publishers.pdf

This is just the starting list and I will be adding further details as I get them. Details such as contact addresses, social media, and a little bit of blurb about each one, also images if I have any.

All will be added as an alphabetical list but at the back of the book there will be an index for each specialism; e.g. children’s, poetry, crime, etc.

Each publisher that submits a #PublisherProfile will also get a fancy(ish) box-out within the directory.

This will be a document that will be updated regularly and become part of my Patreon tier rewards once enough work has been put into it to make it worthwhile.

Keep an eye out for updates.


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CAAB Publishing

We at C.A.A.B Publishing are committed to supporting our authors and helping them promote their work to the widest market possible. Through hard work and networking, we want to make all our authors successful and give as many writers as possible that wonderful moment when you read, “We loved your work and we want to publish it.”

Creative Director: Chrissy Brown

Publishing House, 32 Foxbridge Drive, Chichester, PO20 1NQ.
Any genre, currently working on 12 books a year
Email: chrissy@caabpublishing.co.uk
Website: https://www.caabpublishing.co.uk/
Twitter: @CaabPublishing
Instagram: @caabpublishingltd
Facebook: @caabpublishing



In their own words…

When did you start publishing?

We opened our doors in Feb 2020 just before the pandemic, so as you can see we have a great sense of timing.

What made you want to start an independent publisher?

I have been an author for many years, but I never felt supported by or valuable to the publishers that took on my work. I wanted to offer authors a family of supportive writers to champion their work and help each other to get the word out about their books.

What genres do you specialise in?

At the moment we are open to most genres as we are still finding our feet and have people working for us from very different back grounds who enjoy varied genres. We usually take on books that we have enjoyed reading, and I think that is a great place to start.

Where are you based?

West Sussex

Do you have a submission window, if so when?

Our submission portal is open at the moment but we close it once we have accepted our quota of manuscripts. We try to take on around 12 books a year, equating to one a month, but we have done more if a fantastic manuscript comes our way and we can’t say no.

What is your submission procedure?

Our full submission rules are on our website but in brief we do not accept Poetry or porn.

Children´s chapter books should be at least 11,500 words up to around 40,000

Adult fiction books including short story collections should be no less than 45,000 and not much over 100,000

Non-fiction should be no less than 30,000 words if photographs are included and should not exceed the 100,000-word restriction if possible.

Please send as a Word Doc.

Who are you (team photo if possible)?

We are a small team, we hire freelancers to do most of the extra work, but at our core we are Chrissy, Adam, Jules, Brodie and Alex.

Background in the book industry?

Adam worked for Penguin many years ago and as I said, I have been part of the publishing process from the other side as have many of the team.

Talk about some of your books if possible?

Where to start? We have some amazing kid’s books, one series called The Gem Master series is written by a very young author aged just 12. We have recently published a book called ‘Waiting for the Wind to Change’ which is about emotional abuse and gaslighting and is a very powerful and emotional story. We also love Sci-fi and our author David Clegg will be publishing the second part of his amazing space opera The Aule Stratagem, with us this year.

and future projects/dreams if you can?

We have some very fun anthologies that are open to submissions at the moment and we are looking, for the first time, to open these up to authors from around the world. We have been exclusively a UK based publishing company in the past, as we want to be as hands on as we can be and that is difficult if your authors are thousands of miles away.


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If you can’t support with a monthly subscription a tip at my Ko-Fi is always appreciated, as is buying things from my Ko-Fi Shop.

You can always email me on contact@bigbeardedbookseller.com with any suggestions.

Blue Poppy Publishing

Blue Poppy Publishing

Blue Poppy Publishing

This is a prime example of what I really enjoy and want to help celebrate in the indie publishing scene, one persons journey from wanting to get their own works published and out there for people to read gradually develops into a way to share that enthusiasm and knowledge helping other indie authors.

Blue Poppy Publishing is a growing indie based in North Devon helping authors who are from Devon or centre Devon get their books into print and published in the spirit of an indie author collective.

Website: https://bluepoppypublishing.co.uk/
Twitter: @BluePoppyPub

In their own words

When did you start publishing?

2016

What made you want to start an independent publisher?

I didn’t, I just wanted to make my own self-published book look more legitimate. But then it just grew from there. To date, it has been exclusively a self-publishing label where authors pay for everything, but they also own everything too. I just smooth the passage and help keep them from making expensive mistakes. I also provide them with distribution to UK bookstores.

Wonder Girl Carmela & Tinker the Stinker

What genres do you specialise in?

Fairly open to most genres except for horror and erotica. Happy to consider non-fiction as well as fiction. The most important thing is I tend only to work with Devon based authors or books with a strong Devon connection. There are exceptions now and then for very specific reasons.

Where are you based?

Ilfracombe in North Devon

Do you have a submission window, if so when?

Not really. People can contact me any time, but I am having to reject more and more authors because I am so swamped with work.

What is your submission procedure?

I’m pretty relaxed about it. If you are from Devon, and have written a book, you can send it to me or just ask for help and advice and I will do what I can to help.

Who are you (team photo if possible)?

Just one person. Oliver (Olli) Tooley

What was your background in the book industry before this venture?

I had none. I have learned by making mistakes and I expect I will make many more. Blue Poppy will not be every author’s cup of tea, but as I am snowed under with work from people who “get me” it doesn’t matter too much.

I'm Still Standing

I’m Still Standing

Talk about some of your books if possible, upcoming, favourite?

I did a count up recently and realised I am selling over forty titles by over two dozen authors. To pick a favourite would be terrible. However, a few stand out as being top sellers.

We had one of our authors on BBC Breakfast TV on May 11th. Lucy Chillery-Watson talked about her children’s picture book “Wonder Girl Carmela & Tinker the Stinker” a fantasy featuring her daughter who has muscular dystrophy, and her therapy dog Tinker who farts them on adventures into space etc. We sold more books on that one day than in the previous five years.

Then there’s “I’m Still Standing: A Personal Journey Living With Depression” by ambulance worker Clare Davey who only just failed to take her own life during lockdown. The book is her diary of the events immediately before during and after her attempt. It is both harrowing and uplifting and gives a valuable insight into the mind of someone suffering severe depression.


If you want to help and support this blog and my other projects (Indie Bookshops and Big Bearded Bookseller) you could become a Patreon which would help pay for my hosting, domain names, streaming services, and the occasional bag of popcorn to eat while watching films.

If you can’t support with a monthly subscription a tip at my Ko-Fi is always appreciated, as is buying things from my Ko-Fi Shop.

You can always email me on contact@bigbeardedbookseller.com with any suggestions.