Peepal Tree Press

The world's largest publisher of Caribbean and Black British Writing

17 King's Avenue, Leeds, LS6 1QS +44(0)113 2451 703

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Peepal Tree aims to bring readers the very best of international writing from the Caribbean, its diasporas and the UK. Our goal is always to publish books that make a difference, and though we always want to achieve the best possible sales, we're most concerned with whether a book will still be alive in the future.

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International Priorities

We have a thriving partnership with Trinidad's Bocas Literature festival, and are involved in many projects run by CaribLit, which is working to establish and invigorate a Caribbean-based literature infrastructure. We work with the British Council, Commonwealth writers and a host of international literary festivals, universities, writers and community organisations.

We are also a member of the Northern Fiction Alliance, a cohort assembled to showcase the output of northern indie presses to the international market in an attempt to 'level the playing field' and promote regional diversity in publishing.

Key Strengths

Peepal Tree represents over 200 world-class writers from 27 countries. Last year our writers won major international prizes for their writing, including the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection, Bocas Literature Prizes, the Whiting Award and many more. Our list comprises well-known names, such as Kwame Dawes, Malika Booker, David Dabydeen, Kamau Brathwaite, and many exciting new voices such as Tiphanie Yanique and Helen Klonaris. Our books are professionally distributed worldwide, and meet the highest editorial standards. We are considered experts in the field of editing, and our Managing Editor regularly delivers training courses for young editors all over the world. 

Seeking Partnerships With

We'd like to hear from literary festivals, quirky bookstores, scouts and film and television companies who are looking for new material to option, and basically anyone who is looking for ways to add a little diversity and flavour to their programme! We also welcome forging new relationships with other presses and literature organisations to develop, share and collaborate around new publishing activity.

Purpose of Partnerships

We are particularly interested to explore opportunities for our writers to appear at international literary festivals, finding new stockists for our books, and to facilitate rights sales of our books in translation or as English foreign editions.