Apart Together: 2021 Digital Poetry Project

We are thrilled that our funding application for 2021 has been successful, allowing us to launch our full programme of work for the year ahead. This includes digital writing workshops led by Ann & Peter Sansom and guest-tutors, digital residencies, the recruitment of an Apprentice Editor-in-Residence, an open call for submissions, and poetry readings, as well as our usual schedule of excellent new poetry titles from the bookshop. 

Welcome to The Poetry Business

We publish books, pamphlets, audio and eBooks under the smith|doorstop imprint; edit a literary magazine, The North; and run Writing Days, masterclasses, residential courses, and a Writing School for published poets. We also run the annual Book & Pamphlet Competition. 

Our poets have won or been shortlisted for almost every major poetry prize, including the Forward Prize on 11 occasions and 10 Poetry Book Society awards, and smith|doorstop Books was awarded Michael Marks Publishers Award in both 2012 and 2017. 

the Bookshop

New releases

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The Poet's Room