ABOUT THE TEAM

Isabelle Kenyon

Managing Director

Isabelle Kenyon is a northern poet and the author of  5 chapbooks: This is not a Spectacle, Micro chapbook, The Trees Whispered (Origami Poetry Press) and Digging Holes To Another Continent (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, New York, 2018), Potential (Ghost City Press, 2019), Growing Pains (Indigo Dreams Publishing Ltd, 2020) and one short story with Wild Pressed Books (Short Story 'The Town Talks', 2020). She is the editor of Fly on the Wall Press, a socially conscious small press for chapbooks and anthologies.

 

​She was listed in the Streetcake Experimental Writing Prize 2020; 2019 and for The Word, Lichfield Cathedral Competition 2019. Her poems have been published in poetry anthologies by Indigo Dreams Publishing, Verve Poetry Press, and Hedgehog Poetry Press. She has had poems and articles published internationally in journals such as Ink, Sweat and Tears and newspapers such as The Somerville Times.

 

She will headline at Cheltenham Poetry Festival  2021 and has opened Coventry Cathedral's Plum Line Festival.  She has performed at Leeds International Festival as part of the 2019 'Sex Tapes', Verbose Manchester 2020 and for Apples and Snakes' 'Deranged Poetesses' 2019.

 

​She is a fierce dog lover and a confessed caffeine addict.

Kayla Jenkins

Book Marketing Assistant

Kayla is a recent graduate of Lancaster University, and is due to graduate there again this December with an MA in Creative Writing. She is incredibly passionate about championing the diversity and talent that the North can offer the publishing industry, especially with independent presses. 

Loves everything poetry, from writing it to reading it, and is currently preparing her first pamphlet to send out for submissions soon. Can match Isabelle's caffeine addiction with her love for tea. 

 

 

Amber Rollinson

Publishing Intern

Amber Rollinson graduated in 2018 from the University of Warwick. She is currently studying on the MSt Creative Writing at Oxford, working mainly in fiction, though she dabbles in poetry. She is passionate about the natural world and the power of writing to promote awareness for environmental issues. She is a keen cyanotype artist and loves coffee and tea equally.

Sarah-Jayne Kenyon

Assistant Editor and Proofreader

With twelve years in teaching and editing, with a Politics and French BA, Sarah-Jayne is well-placed to fine-tune collections for a political small press! She also happens to have edited Isabelle's essays her whole life...

In the past, we have worked with excellent graduates and guest readers on a voluntary basis. Should you wish to enquire about a position, do see our 'Work With Us' information.