Established in 2002, Comma Press is a not-for-profit publishing organisation based in Manchester. Comma pours its efforts into promoting new fiction and poetry, particularly in the form of short stories. Its non-commercial model allows it the license to publish challenging literature without the constraints under which most publishing houses operate.
Comma believes that UK publishers have been slow to cherish the uniqueness of short stories. Comma’s relationship with this form began with the compilation of anthologies of stories centring on northern English cities. The company produce biannual showcases of new talent, as well as regular genre anthologies.
The success of the company led to it expanding into translation imprint, bringing hitherto unknown foreign writers into the British market, beginning with four translation anthologies covering Europe and the Middle East. Comma also produce film adaptations of their short stories through their project Comma Film.
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