Persona Non Grata Update

Persona Non Grata is out now Buy here Money from sales goes to Shelter & Crisis Aid UK

Isabelle wants to make Fly on the Wall Poetry press sustainable and has set up a Indiegogo (with some great rewards!) to get your help. She has lots of aims for the press (She wants to publish chapbooks. See below for details! )

and it helps so many, so check it out, and if you can support the project.

Details on the Fly on the Wall Poetry Fundraiser:

The funds will be used for making Fly on the Wall Poetry a sustainable press – it will ensure that submissions are forever free, and that I can pay my contributors with both royalties and free books!

The funds will be specifically used for the following:

Artist fees for 2 chapbooks

Website fees for this year

Author copies and postage

Marketing my press effectively via print, online and facebook advertising

Keeping the webzine and submissions going forward forever free!

You will be able to access the following, based on your lovely donations:

Arts Marketing consultancy including an hour Skype call and 3 month customised marketing plan. I specialise in books, but have great experience in press coverage and online marketing.

Manuscript editing and proofreading – for free! I edit both poetry and prose.
Individual poem/short story feedback.
Free anthologies – Please Hear What I’m Not Saying or Persona Non Grata, delivered to your door.
Free chapbooks – I can currently offer my own work, Digging Holes To Another Continent, or This is not a Spectacle.

Submissions are now open too for chapbooks:

The rumours are true. Fly on the Wall Poetry will be publishing – at least – 2 Individual author collections, and I can’t wait to work in depth with some talented writers!

If you are an excited reader, you’ll have to wait patiently with a cup of tea, but you can support these future projects by giving to my press’ fundraiser here:

If you are an excited poet, you can submit your chapbook in the following windows:

November 1 – 30


December 15 – January 15

I’m a strong believer that literary presses should not hoard or forget about manuscripts, so the two weeks in between will allow me a reading period, to get back to you in as short a time as possible.

What am I looking for?

Poets who have a strong voice and style.

A manuscript with a theme or story arc.

Collections of between 25 and 50 poems.

Poets unafraid to make a statement about something; to make a mark.

Why Fly on the Wall Poetry for my book?

I work closely with my poets, to ensure that they are happy with the way their work is presented, and I will suggest ways of improving the work, where I feel it can be even stronger.

I will be providing both author copies and royalties and there are no hidden fees.

I will make sure the books are marketed to the highest standard, and work hard to promote them!

Keep your eye out on my website for the submission call! I’m looking forward to reading your work.

Cover Reveal! Persona Non Grata.




This anthology reflects the experiences of those who, due to environmental, economical, and personal circumstances, have found themselves as ‘outsiders’ in society.



Just like the first anthology, Please Hear what I’m not Saying, which Isabelle edited, Persona Non Grata will raise money for a Crisis Aid, and a Homeless, charity (the details TBA)



I’m so excited about this anthology! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. 



AWARD WINNING EDITOR Isabelle Kenyon LAUNCHES CHARITABLE POETRY PRESS. Get the details and how you can get involved.


Super excited to share editor, and poet, Isabelle Kenyon’s news that she is now launching Fly on the Wall Poetry press, where she aims to release books to fund raise for various charities. Isabelle published her first anthology a few months ago, titled Please Hear what I’m not Saying, and you can read all about it below. It’s a fantastic book of mental health themed poetry, and if you can do buy a copy, and encourage your friends to do the same! Now I am going to stop rattling on and you can read the press release, and get the details of her new project, from Isabelle Kenyon.




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The Benefits of Writing on our Mental Health.

Isabelle of Fly on the Wall Poetry was kind enough to invite me to write something for her blog, so I wrote about the benefits of writing on our mental health. This all ties in with the Please Hear What I’m not Saying anthology, which I have a poem in, and Isabelle is the editor of. It’s one of my positive poems, and goes something like

‘storm clouds part

and I can see

chinks of light appearing,’

But I won’t keep you! Go to Isabelle’s blog here and read the piece, which references Harry Potter, my experiences with depression and anxiety growing up, and how writing a young adult novel got me through my teenage years.

Oh, and the anthology has been shortlisted for the best anthology in the Saboteur Awards, so votes are needed. You can go here to do so, and find out all of the details.

Thank you!


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Selcouth Station are fundraising!


Selcouth Station editor Haley has some big future plans for her press, and pledges start from the price of a coffee,  to essentially being able to pre-order the three titles that have been chosen for publication. All the pennies count, and the books cannot be produced without your help, so if you can back Selcouth Station!