'I lay out my / unrest like white lines on the slope, so that / something out of
broken sleep will land / there.
- J H Prynne, 'Smaller Than The Radius Of The Planet'
Broken Sleep Books are a small, innovative press, who publish a range of pamphlets and collections, from a range of emerging and debut writers. We particularly wish to encourage more working-class writers, LGBTQ+, and BAME writers to submit. Politically we are left-leaning, and have no interest in misogynists, racist, sexists, the alt-right, or dickheads in general. Our interests lie in the works of J H Prynne, Anne Carson, Benjamin Zephaniah, Jorie Graham, Ediwn Brock, Kim Addonizio, Claudia Rankine, and Haruki Murakami.
Presses we love: Penned in the Margins, HVTN, Little Island, Peninsula, Guillemot, Knives Forks and Spoons, Dostoyevsky Wannabe, G
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Editor: Aaron Kent
Assistant Editor: Charlie Baylis
We used to sell PDFs, we don't anymore as we wish to focus on physical books. HOWEVER, we are happy to offer PDFs of our books to anybody who emails. We are doing this to ensure people who can't afford our books, and people who have access issues, and therefore require e-books, are still able to access our catalogue.