Comma Press is a not-for-profit publishing initiative dedicated to promoting new poetry and short fiction. It is committed to a spirit of risk-taking and challenging publishing, free of the commercial pressures placed on mainstream publishers. Poets on its list include the Yorkshire-based author Gaia Holmes, punk performer Joolz Denby, Dadaist artist and songwriter turned poet Ed Barton, and science writer Helen Clare.
Based in Manchester and built on the literary wreckage of the now collapsed City Life magazine, Comma also runs a film-adaptation project, which commissions short film realisations of published poetry by aspiring independent film-makers, in conjunction with Version Festival.
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