Due to a larger than expected number of submissions over the past weeks and due to other pressing commitments (and a holiday) , I can no longer accept any new submissions for the blog, chapbooks or ebooks until August at the earliest. I will update the blog and website (http://www.theredceilingspress.co.uk/) when the situation changes.
Thank you for your patience whilst I work my way through the current backlog and thank you for your interest in being published by the Red Ceilings.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Excellent new limited edition chapbook ~ Crabtree by Tom Jenks
"Crabtree reads like a cross between Mercian Hymns and Viz, as if Barry MacSweeney’s Ranter has saddled up with Johnny Vegas for a night at the end of Blackpool Pier. Crabtree is a thumbnail guide to a very contemporary England: we never drive far through these umbrous hills before coming to a Travelodge. As the audience delights in the frolics, Jenks, Albion’s greatest surrealist, is found finetuning his metrical gifts : at least that was his excuse for taking longer in the shower. Through the humour of the sequence the shadiness of our times is revealed. I’ll carry mine as a pocket-sized Magna Carta to swat back the saturation of all extraneous data" – Chris McCabe
chapbook [rcp cb29] A6 48pp 35 copies
£7.00 inc. p&p (UK)