Salt Publishing

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Salt Publishing is an independent publisher whose origins date back to 1990 when poet John Kinsella launched Salt Magazine in Western Australia. The journal rapidly developed an international reputation as a leading publisher of new poetry and poetics[citation needed]. Over the next decade, Kinsella, together with Tracy Ryan, went on to develop Folio(Salt), publishing and co-publishing books and chapbooks focused on a pluralist vision of contemporary poetry which extended across national boundaries and a wide range of poetic practices.[citation needed]

Noted for awarding the Crashaw Prize, named in honor of 17th century metaphysical poet Richard Crashaw.[1]

Overview[edit]

In 1999 John Kinsella, Clive Newman and Chris Hamilton-Emery formed a partnership to develop Salt Publishing. When Newman left in 2002 and the original partnership was dissolved, Jen Hamilton-Emery, a senior manager in the National Health Service, joined Chris Hamilton-Emery to take over the ownership of Salt, relaunching the business in the UK.[citation needed] Since that time Salt has rapidly expanded its size and the range of its publishing programme. In November 2004, Salt was incorporated in the UK and Linda Bennett (ex-Waterstone's) joined as a Director. In July 2005 John Skelton joined as a Director.[citation needed]

Chris Hamilton-Emery was given an editor's award for excellence in literature in the 2006 American Book Awards.[2]

In 2007 Salt was shortlisted for an innovation award in the inaugural UK Independent Publishing Awards, though Faber & Faber won the category.[3] In 2008 Salt was shortlisted again for the 2008 Nielsen Innovation of the Year award, and won it.[4]

From its offices in Cromer on the north Norfolk coast, Salt now publishes around 14 works of British fiction each year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Graduate hopes for poetry prize". Coventry Telegraph (Coventry (UK). 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ American Booksellers Association (2013). "The American Book Awards / Before Columbus Foundation [1980–2012]". BookWeb. Archived from the original on 13 March 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013. 2006 [...] Editor’s Award: Chris Hamilton-Emery, Salt Publishing Ltd. 
  3. ^ IPG (March 2007). "Independent Publishing Awards: The Pick of Independent Publishing". Independent Publishers Guild. Archived from the original on 13 May 2007. Retrieved 25 September 2013. Nielsen Innovation of the Year: Faber & Faber for its Independent Alliance of Publishers [...] Salt Publishing for its efforts to reinvigorate poetry sales. 
  4. ^ Shine, Bridget (March 2008). "The Independent Publishing Awards 2008". Independent Publishers Guild. Archived from the original on 30 April 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2013. Nielsen Innovation of the Year: Salt Publishing 

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