Founded in 2014, Singing Apple Press is devoted to the material investigation of poem production, particularly in relation to plants. This small, Wiltshire-based press produces hand-crafted, limited edition poem-prints, books and other objects.

OPEN CALL - Singing Apple Press is opening its doors to new authors!

Deadline: Sunday 15th April 2018

We invite proposals from poets and language artists engaged in the innovative combination of words and plants, to submit short (1 page) proposals outlining their ideas for new bookworks, poem-prints or language objects that fit the aims and aesthetics of the press. Please browse our back catalogue carefully to get a sense of our ethos before you pitch.

Singing Apple Press aims to produce 3 new works by 3 new language artists each year. Upon selection each SAP artist will be invited for a 3-7 day on-site residency to work through ways in which their plant-based ideas fit with the physical particularities of the press. These residencies are likely to be in June, July/August and November and are optional rather than obligatory. However, travel to Wiltshire will be a necessary part of the publication process and authors whose work would most benefit from taking up these residencies will be prioritised. Due to the responsive nature of Singing Apple publications we encourage authors to submit ideas in early stages of development. Publications will be accompanied by launch readings at the Free Verse Bookfair (September) in London and the Mere Fringe Festival (October) in Wiltshire. Authors are encouraged to build performative modes of delivery into their work.

Please send your one page proposal to before midnight on Sunday 15th April. Announcement of the Singing Apple Press new authors will be made on Saturday, 21st April at the Non-Normative Book Fair in London. Please note in your application whether you are available to read at the fair.


Please visit our NEW SAP shop to purchase Singing Apple Press publications

NB all products are priced in £ (UK) even though they are marked as US $. Please bear with us as we navigate these teething problems. We hope to have a paypal link set up soon for ease of payment. In the meantime please email to place your order or to request a free review copy.