Flambard was an independent press which published an acclaimed range of poetry and fiction, as well as some non-fiction and visual-art books. Established in 1990, Flambard nurtured new and neglected writers and promoted live literature. While especially supportive of writers from the North East and Cumbria, the press also published authors from across the UK and overseas. Flambard was supported by Arts Council England until 2012, when the Independent on Sunday wrote that 'Over the 22 years of its existence, Flambard has grown into one of the finest small publishers in the UK'. Many Flambard books are still available and Flambard writers continue to create new, imaginative and valuable work.