Christmas Spine Poetry

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house… were members of Borough Press shuffling their books around trying to decide what to read over the winter break – and out of this, came our poetic alter-egos, who have created five beautiful spine poems for you, inspired by the season itself!   Ore Agbaje-Williams, … Continued

BAME Open Submission Period

The Borough Press has teamed up with The Good Literary Agency to open submissions for un-agented BAME writers. The winner will receive a £10,000 publishing contract with The Borough Press, representation from The Good Literary Agency, and mentoring from Nikesh Shukla. The open submission, spearheaded by Assistant Editor Ore Agbaje-Williams, is calling for authors from … Continued

Where We Like To Read

From sofa to the plane, from the bed to the train, team Borough talk best locations and conditions for delving into a good book…   I’ve recently moved house, which was the perfect excuse to buy The Sofa of My Dreams. It’s huge and squishy and perfect for reading in, so it’s become my unofficial … Continued

Five Books to Break the Rules for: Grace Pengelly, Graduate Trainee

Readers fall into two camps. Those who religiously re-read their favourite tomes, wallowing in the familiar landscape and interior lives of old friends, and those who do not. I fall into the latter camp, believing that there is very little to be gained from rereading a book more than once. As with life’s other great … Continued

Favourites: Ore, Editorial Assistant

Novel of 2017 Stephen Florida by Gabe Habash. I pretty much inhaled this book. I physically could not put it down. I carried it off the train and walked with it open in my hands to the tube, and read it on the platform, and then again squashed between people at rush hour, and then … Continued

A #DayInTheLife – Carla Josephson, Commissioning Editor

6.30am: Wake to large orange cat sitting on chest, aggressively asking for his breakfast. 6:45am: Have fed starving beast. Peace and quiet again. Tell myself to go to the gym, but somehow instead go to the sofa and read submissions with a cup of a tea. 7:30am: Get ready for day. Outfit decided on basis … Continued

How to Fall in Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush extract

Are you ready for the most original love story this January? Below we have a sneak peak of the hilarious How to Fall in Love with a Man Who Lives in a Bush, the witty and heartwarming story of how author Emmy Abrahamson met her husband..   ‘I love cock!’ the woman says cheerfully. I look … Continued

Two international acquisitions!

The Borough Press has acquired two novels with an international focus: The Nine-Chambered Heart by Indian author Janice Pariat and Stephen Florida by Publishers Weekly fiction reviews editor Gabe Habash. The Nine-Chambered Heart by Pariat is a compact yet kaleidoscopic work in which nine characters recall their relationships with the same woman – whom they have all loved or been loved by. … Continued

Kicking off the TWO COUSINS OF AZOV blog tour!

Yes we most certainly are! Welcome to DAY ONE of the blog tour to celebrate the wonderful and deeply poignant new novel from Andrea Bennett which is now out in paperback and ebook everywhere! Now, here’s Andrea: We’ve all heard of Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Pushkin, but my trio of favourite Soviet / Russian writers are perhaps … Continued