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PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983

Arts Council Fiction Group

Dedalus is proud to be a member of the Arts Council Fiction Group. All the publishers in the group have received significant Arts Council funding, either from the National Portfolio or from Grants for the Arts, and demonstrate how effective Arts Council funding has been in widening the range of fiction available to readers in England. The publishers in the group have very different lists but all share a commitment to artistic excellence, finding and nurturing the writers of the future and providing an alternative to commercial fiction.

Collectively we have won a lot of literary prizes and accolades and have made an important contribution to the creative economy. We are an Arts Council success story and our books make the case every day for Arts Council England’s investment in literary fiction. We have formed ourselves into a group to help promote what we do and argue the case for public investment in literary fiction. There is a link to the websites of all the publishers in the group.  

March's recommended publisher is Bluemoose and the featured title is The Gallows Pole by Benjamin Myers

The Gallows Pole may well turn out to be 2017’s His Bloody Project. It’s a windswept, brutal tale of eighteenth-century Yorkshire told in starkly beautiful prose.” – Alex Preston, The Guardian

Arts Council Fiction Group members' web sites: 

 And Other Stories |Dedalus Books |Bitter Lemon | Blue Moose | Comma| peterowen.com