Stage 1 Registration for the 2018 Free Verse Fair is now open.
For Stage 1 Registration, we welcome applications from all UK book and magazine poetry publishers, and poetry-promoting organisations. When considering book publishers, priority will be given to those who publish pamphlets and collections of poetry, and have published the work of at least five different poets in single publications, or more than three anthologies. At this stage, we are not looking for registrations from spoken word poets who aren’t supported by a publisher, self-published works, or publishers who only publish their own work - but if you or your organisation falls within that category, please contact Julia Bird at The Poetry Society to discuss future options.
Senate House is much more spacious than Conway Hall, the location of previous Fairs. Though space is still limited, we will do our best to include all eligible publishers and organisations who wish to exhibit. There will be room for more tables, and for easier circulation between them.
* A standard table costs £50 + VAT (4' x 2'6")
If enough exhibitors request a half or a double table, we will try and accommodate them.
There will be limited travel bursaries available to publishers travelling from a long distance outside London. These can be applied for separately once exhibitors have been confirmed. We'll also be accepting proposals for readings and events at the Fair at a later stage.
Please click, complete and submit this form by 1st June to register your interest in exhibiting at this year's Fair, and we will reply to you by the end of June to confirm. If you have any queries meanwhile, please email Julia Bird at The Poetry Society on email@example.com