What We Are And Where Slice Of The Moon Books is an independent book publishing company based in the North of England.
What We Do At Slice Of The Moon Books we think wyrd is wonderful, we bloom best in the dark and we grow stronger with the cold. We prioritise and celebrate the macabre, strange and uncomfortable, the curious, peculiar and magical, the outcasts, eccentrics and moon-gazers. Writing that we publish includes: poetry collections, short story collections, memoirs, non-fiction, novels, novellas and children's books.
Who's At The Helm My name is Katie Metcalfe and I'm a writer, blogger poet and publisher. I'm at the helm of Slice Of The Moon Books, and I operate from a kitchen table, while looking after my seven month old daughter Saga. A little quirky fact for you, Saga means 'story' in Swedish.
*You can find out more about me here if you wish to.
Some History And Insight Slice Of The Moon Books was first launched (as Slice Of The Moon Publishing) back in 2008 in Carlisle, England when I was studying at The University of Cumbria for a degree in Creative Writing.
It's been a number of years since Beautiful Scruffiness folded, but my little press has never been far from my mind, and I've been always whispering to myself that it would re-emerge from the ashes - 2018 is the year it will do exactly that.
Creating books for a living isn't just a thing I ache to do though, it's also a lifeline. I live with bi-polar and psychosis and being in the world can be extremely difficult. Sometimes leaving the house is an endeavour all of its own. But books make things better. They always do. And I know that there are many others out there who feel this too - that books make the world more manageable.
*If you're interested, you can read Issue 5 of Beautiful Scruffiness for free here.
Now And Looking Forwards With Slice Of The Moon Books the intention is to discover outstanding, diverse and underrepresented writers, and give them a platform from which to have their voices heard. Our doors will never be closed to submissions, as I know only too well how much it can hurt when you think you've found the right publisher, only for you to discover you can't even send them your work to consider. Our door is open, and there is a light on to welcome you.