Three Hares Publishing

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Three Hares

Three Hares

Another indie publisher that contacted me before the world went weird and my focus changed, but I’m back on track and this is the first in the new tranche of #PublisherProfile posts.

Three Hares Publishing is based in London and works with a broad range of writers that Yasmin is inspired by.

Website: www.threeharespublishing.com
Instagram: @threeharespublishinguk
Twitter: @threeharesbooks
Facebook: @ThreeHaresPublishing

Three Hares is run by Yasmin Kane, a literary agent. Three Hares is a an independent imprint with a big heart and an avant garde take on genres. The ethos behind Three Hares is to publish books which move the reader or are thought provoking. The mood bar came from the inspiration that choosing a book is often down to how you feel and not think, books are a direct connection to how we feel. So, what do you feel like reading today?

In their own words…

When did you start publishing?

Three Hares Publishing was launched in the Vanessa Bell* room at Charlotte Street Hotel and began publishing in May 2014 – although set up began two years prior to launching.

When I set up Three Hares, I had been working as an agent for 10 years, during that time I had three children, I did not take any maternity leave with my first two but by the third baby I took 2 years off and set up Three Hares – I thought I was taking time off!

From 2010 the traditional publishing model began to change with the advent of self publishing taking off. I felt the role of an agent would evolve into more of a managerial, an all encompassing, less rigid role. Running Three Hares has taught me so much, I now have a unique 360 view of publishing, not just from the viewpoint of an agent but also editor and publisher. Three Hares titles are published in paperback and print.

What genres do you specialise in?

Three Hares does not really specialise in genres as such, the USP is: ‘What do you feel like reading today?’ The website has a mood bar which helps you select titles. My reading has always been led by how I feel, it would seem I am not alone in my reading habits!

Where are you based?

Three Hares Publishing is based in London, United Kingdom

Do you have a submission window, if so when?

Submissions guidelines are available on the website.

What is your submission procedure?

Submissions are accepted online atwww.threeharespublishing.com/submissions
First three chapters, synopsis and cover letter please.

Who are you (team photo if possible)?

Yasmin Kane

Yasmin Kane

I run Three Hares and outsource production such as book cover design, proofreading, copy editing, printing etc. It is the same as any publishing house but with everything outsourced rather than under one roof. The idea was to enable working mothers or anyone who wished to work remotely / on a freelance basis to be involved.

Background in the book industry?

I have a legal background, I moved into publishing and was so keen to be an agent, I took on work experience. I then searched for a job within agencies but the constant advice was that I work in rights in a publishing house – I knew I wanted to be an agent, a more creative, nurturing role, rather than work in rights. I followed my intuition and set up my own agency.

Talk about some of your books if possible?

Since launching commercial women’s fiction, fiction, YA and a Children’s title have been published at Three Hares. Last year I was thrilled to publish England’s Lane by Emma Woolf (great-niece of Virginia Woolf – *launch in the Vanessa Bell room seems auspicious now!) Emma’s novel came through the usual online submissions procedure. I read the novel and met Emma, we hit it off immediately and have had a wonderful working relationship which has spilled over into a great friendship.

England's Lane

England’s Lane

England’s Lane is a tale of betrayal, forgiveness, family and friendship, loss and redemption. A painful but powerful love story, it explores the cost of marital infidelity, the legacy of suicide and the healing power of love.

and future projects/dreams if you can?

For future publications, I am keen to acquire stories with huge universal themes which move you. I am very much in love with fairy tales, magical realism, proper story telling and am looking for authentic voices.

I would love to discover and publish the next One Thousand and One Nights!


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UCLAN Publishing

Based in Preston, Lancashire, UCLAN Publishing can be contacted at:

c/o Greenbank Hub,
Greenbank Building,
University of Central Lancashire,
Preston, Lancashire,
PR1 2HE

Website: www.uclanpublishing.com
Facebook: @publishinguclan
Instagram: @uclan_publishing
Twitter: @uclanpublishing

Welcome to UCLan Publishing and a very different approach to publishing books! We are a trade, independent publisher based in Preston, Lancashire. We have big ambitions and a big heart. Continually striving to produce the best children’s books in every genre from Early Years to YA. We’re 100% dedicated to putting Northern Publishing on the map, and our events team work closely with Lancashire Libraries, local schools and other Publishers to create truly unique events. The Northern YA Literary Festival being one of them!

Our staff our highly experienced and professional book publishers with many years in the trade behind them, many at the highest level including, Penguin Random House, Bloomsbury and Macmillan. Therefore, our books are superb quality and our noses are commercial.

I’ve got to apologise, this was submitted quite a while ago and I’ve only just got round to doing it now.

In their own words

When did you start publishing?

2018

What made you want to start an independent publisher?

We’ve grown from the MA in Publishing course at the University of Central Lancashire. As part of the student experience they have to produce a real book. That’s where Cold Bath Street by A.J. Harltey came from. Things have spiralled from there, the trade took notice and we’re currently busy building our list.

What genres do you specialise in?

Children’s & YA

Where are you based?

Preston, Lancashire

Do you have a submission window, if so when?

We are currently open to submissions fo our commercial list as well as student projects – https://uclanpublishing.com/submissions/

What is your submission procedure?

Link to submissions procedure https://uclanpublishing.com/submissions/

Who are you (team photo if possible)?


Debbie Williams is the Director and oversees both commercial and course publishing. Hazel Holmes is the Publisher & Toni Murtagh our Publishing Assistant. We freelance our design work to Becky Chilcott & Amy Cooper. Photo attached of us winning the IPG award.

Background in the book industry?

We have over 20 years experience from buying for head office at Waterstones, library supply and publishing.

Talk about some of your books if possible?

We have some very exciting titles coming this year, including Blast Off to the Moon! Our YA debut The Harm Tree, and the sequel to our bestselling Cold Bath Street, Written Stone Lane.

and future projects/dreams if you can?

Publishing is very London focused. We’re aiming to add a bit of cultural and regional diversity to our business by proving you don’t have to be based in London to make great books!


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Handheld Press

Handheld PressBased in Bath, Handheld Press can be contacted at:

Website: www.handheldpress.co.uk
Instagram: @handheldpress
Twitter: @KateHandheld
Email: enquiries [at] handheldpress.co.uk

Handheld Press sells remarkable and wonderful stories from the past and the present. We publish the novels that you won’t want to put down, and the stories you’ll want to give as presents. Handheld Press books are beautiful objects, designed with care, a pleasure to read.

Handheld Classics present forgotten fiction and authors who need to be rediscovered, with introductions by experts and astonishingly useful notes.

Handheld Research tells stories from scholarly research, in plain English.

Handheld Modern brings you excellent modern fiction and non-fiction from living authors.

In their own words…

When did you start publishing?

Technically it was March 2017, when a research colleague told me I should set up a publishing company, and I realised that this was so darn obvious I could not understand why I had needed someone else to point me in the right direction. Officially it was June 2017 when we incorporated as a company.

What made you want to start an independent publisher?

I’d been an editor and a researcher of 20thC Eng lit all my working life, and the two career paths coalesced. I spent most of my teaching and research career finding wonderful stories and telling people about them. I also had increasingly strong views about what should and should not be republished, so Handheld Classics was always going to be our core business. But I was also concerned that too much scholarly research was disappearing into the maw of expensive academic editions that no ordinary person would ever see, or could afford, so I wanted to find a way to bring the results of publicly funded academic reseach into trade publishing, hence Handheld Research. Handheld Modern indulges my secret desire to bring more modern feminist science fiction to the world, when we find some.

What genres do you specialise in?

Classics, forgotten fiction; women’s lives; science fiction / fantasy

Where are you based?

Bath, in SW England

Do you have a submission window, if so when?

We’re always open to submissions; but please read our Authors page for the guidelines, and the proposal forms. We do want prospective authors to pitch using the form. It helps them, and us.

What is your submission procedure?

For the Classics: tell us why this forgotten work is so good, and what you’d like to write about in the introduction. Is it in copyright? Who owns this? Send us a sample chapter.

For Handheld Research: give us an outline of your book’s scope, why nothing like this has been published before, and a breakdown of the chapter contents. Which are your competing books? Who is your readership? Send a sample chapter.

Who are you?

80% is Kate Macdonald, energy source, commissioning editor, picture researcher, production manager and writer of all copy. 10% is David Marsh, in charge of numbers and logic patrol. We also use a network of stupendous freelancers for web, data, design, publicity, media and marketing.

What’s your background in the book industry?

Kate trained as an editor in civil service and technical publishing, and was a freelance editor for 14 years. She also researches, publishes on and teaches publishing history and book history, most recently on the history of W H Smith.

Talk about some of your books if possible

Potterism - August 2020

Potterism – August 2020

Our most recent Classic (30 May) is Blitz Writing by Inez Holden, consisting of a novella (Night Shift) and a memoir (It Was Different At The Time) of the Second World War. Inez was/is a forgotten journalist and novelist who hung out and worked with George Orwell, Stevie Smith, Cyril Connolly and many others in 1930s literary London. H G Wells was her landlord. The stories in Blitz Writing are tremendous portraits of the industrial home front in the Blitz.

The book we published before that (26 March) has been our smash hit so far. Rose Macaulay’s What Not is a forgotten dystopian portrait of a world where the government enforces eugenics on a population determined never to allow war to happen again, and aero buses transport commuters to work in London. Aldous Huxley borrowed her key ideas for Brave New World. Kate’s research recovered not only this novel, but the missing suppressed pages that had it withdrawn as soon as it was published

and any future projects/dreams if you can

Oooh, we have lots! In August we publish the first English translation of a Dutch classic about 1920s China, Adrift in the Middle Kingdom. In September we republish the funniest Edwardian feminist novel, Elizabeth von Arnim’s The Caravaners. And in October we republish Vonda N McIntyre’s first novel, The Exile Waiting, a science fiction classic from 1975, and a collection of Weird fiction by women, called, appropriately, Women’s Weird. In 2020 we’re bringing out two more Rose Macaulay novels, more short fantasy stories by Sylvia Townsend Warner, and a marvellous forgotten novel about Selfridges in the 1930s, a collection of letters from the First World War by a Quaker conscientious objector, and two more collections of Weird fiction.


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The A3 Press and Review

A3 Press and Review is based in London, contact details are:

PO Box 65016, London, N5 9BD
020 7193 7642

website: https://writingmaps.com/collections/a3-chapbooks
email: a3@writingmaps.com
twitter: @WritingMaps
facebook: Writing Maps
instagram: writingmaps

Editor: Shaun Levin

I received a lovely little package from A3 Press a while back now full of chapbooks, lovely little essays and all presented so well, from the initial packaging all the way down to each individual book.

I love how these are presented and it’s great to have a beautiful, hand-crafted work to read amongst all the books, an experiment, an essay, a poem, take your pick and while away twenty minutes in peoples beautiful words/worlds.

The Unit

by Jason Jackson

Past, present and future of a working class psychogeography.

A place that has different meanings through time, that gradually decays through time, changes purpose and importance.

How we fabricate lives intermingled with truth and exaggeration, until we grow and forget the important geographies of our youth.

My New Car

by Alan Sincic
A magnificent green with the art work reminiscent of a children’s road mat, play and childhood combine with desire for a status symbol.

There is a hint of Marinetti and the Futurists to this text, the worship and fetishisation of a mechanical object, repetitive noises (words), the experimentation with word and sentence structure, and speed.

But there is a certain rot to this text that takes us past all that out to the other side of gross consumerism, familial break up due to obsession and fetishisation in a car culture.

Almost a beat poem.

the abyss of the other

by cecilia cavalieri
Poetry and art works combined in a beautiful A3 page, greys and neutral tones frame and support mother and child in their exploration of a grey square with an abyss crossing it.

Exploring, examining, reacting, feeling, the poetry reacts to the relationship between mother and daughter, pregnancy and society, childhood and limitations, beautifully stated, anger, hurt, confusion all spill out.

Realities and the expectations of others bear down, uneasiness and love intermingle.

Palatable

by Solange Leon Iriarte
Words and art work, the black and white drawing and photographs echo the words that speak of food and hungers.

Exploring the relationship we have with food through a personal journey of getting to know intimately what she eats, drawing and exploring (consuming) before eating (once more consuming), Solange seeks to personalise the death of animals for our benefit once more, to step over that remove that industrial food production has created.

The depiction of food in art is also explored discussing the development away from naturalistic representation to abstract representation.

A great project which speaks a truth about our relationship with that which sustains our own life.

MASH

by Lena Ziegler
A maze of hopes and dreams, eighteen passages of desires and thoughts on a hand-crafted A3 fold-out page.

Each passage gives you a choice of where to go next, almost like an adventure but nowhere near as determined, there are loops and feedbacks which can often leave the reader going round in circles. It almost reminds me of those paper fortune tellers, which I think the art work alludes to.

Wonderful, dreamy, the prose pulls you into the world of this college girl and her thoughts on herself and relationships.


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.

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