Candlestick Press

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Please feel free to get in touch with enquiries or feedback. You can use the form below, email us directly or telephone us.

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For information on submitting poetry to us for publication, please see our submissions information.

Candlestick Press
Diversity House
72 Nottingham Road
Nottingham NG5 6LF

+44 (0)115 967 4455

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Postage and Delivery

UK orders

When ordering from our website for delivery in the UK, postage charges are as follows:

  • 1-3 pamphlets

  • 4-6 pamphlets

  • 7-10 pamphlets

  • 11-30 pamphlets

  • 31 (and over) pamphlets


All orders are dispatched first class. Our postage charges represent a contribution towards the actual cost of posting orders to our customers.

International orders

For individual orders outside the UK, please email for a quote including delivery as international shipping costs vary significantly depending on size and weight of parcel.

If you’ve already ordered your pamphlets and received UK postage rates, please don’t worry – we’ll be in touch with you to let you know any additional postage costs.

For international trade orders and how to become a Candlestick stockist, please see our list of distributors below.


Candlestick Press does not invite submissions; we commission researchers to find poems for us and if your work has been published, it will automatically be considered along with other published poems when we research a theme.

You are very welcome to send us reference copies of your published work for our central resource library if you wish. Send this to Candlestick Press at the Diversity House address, with a brief note of your contact details which should include an email address.

If your work has not been published and you are looking to place it with an appropriate publisher, we suggest starting with the ‘Write & Publish’ pages of the National Poetry Library website.

The Scottish Poetry Library also has useful advice for poets.

The Poetry Society lists poetry book publishers and magazines and gives details of current competitions. You can also find information about their regular programme of Poetry Surgeries (one-to-one sessions with established poets) and contact details for local ‘Stanza’ groups.

Candlestick often runs competitions too. We also issue call-outs for poems on particular themes when we’re planning forthcoming titles. Information about these is posted on our competitions page and circulated via social media.


Bookshops, gallery shops and other retailers have found that our titles sell very well and attract repeat purchases, the real proof of success.

We’re always pleased to get feedback about any aspect of our operation. In the past, poetry buyers have offered some helpful suggestions which we have acted on whenever possible.

Please feel free to email us or telephone with enquiries or feedback, or for details about how to become a Candlestick stockist.

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Our distributors


Central Books Ltd
50 Freshwater Road

+44 (0)20 8525 8800


Peribo Pty Ltd
58 Beaumont Road
Mt. Kuring-Gai NSW 2080

+61 (0) 2 9457 0011

Canada / Rest of World

Gardners UK
1 Whittle Drive
East Sussex
BN23 6QH

+44 (0)1323 521777


Card Boutique
Office Unit 1
Co Wicklow

+353 45 864691

New Zealand

Nationwide Book Distributors
351 Kiri Kiri Road
Oxford 7495
New Zealand

+64 3 312 1603


Gardners US
4151 W 108TH Street
Suite 19
FL 33018

+1 786 801 6390