|Our book table in December 2014|
|Rachel and Emma at the 2014 Michael Marks Awards|
|The tour poster|
|Amy Key, Sarah Hesketh and Eve Lacey|
I felt frustrated with the people who hadn't read my brief properly and concerned for the people who hadn't given themselves a good chance of sending us poems that we might like. We wanted to continue being inclusive and running open calls for submissions, instead of just commissioning everything, so I set up the Emma Press Club, whereby everyone submitting to our anthologies had to have bought a book from our website in that calendar year, with an additional £5 fee per pamphlet submission. It's worked well so far, bringing the number of submissions down to a more manageable level and significantly raising the quality of submissions. You can read more about the Emma Press Club here.
|Emma and Jamie at the 2013 Poetry Book Fair|
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