Paradise Press is the imprint of the Gay Authors Workshop, established in 1999 to get our work published in the face of indifference by mainstream publishers to LGBT+ writing. We have published over forty books of prose and verse, together with anthologies of poetry/stories/essays by members of GAW.
Paradise Press only publishes the work (fiction, non-fiction, poetry) of members of Gay Authors Workshop. To find out how to join GAW, visit www.gayauthorsworkshop.uk
Work submitted by members of GAW is read by at least two established writers in the group. If accepted for publication by Paradise Press, editorial and formatting assistance may be provided, but authors are expected to make their own arrangements with a printer, and no financial support is available except when a short contribution is included in a GAW Anthology.
Aside from listing on the PP website and Facebook page, Paradise Press authors are expected to handle their own marketing and publicity, although our administrators will try to offer guidance in these areas.
Gay Authors Workshop
GAW (founded 1978) is an association of LGBT+ creative writers – poets, dramatists, essayists, fiction and non-fiction writers. Our aim is to support writers by providing opportunities for them to meet, to read, discuss and develop their work.
We hold monthly meetings at different locations, mostly in the London area but sometimes outside the metropolis. Some of our meetings are accessible to wheelchair-users. During the coronavirus lockdown period we have maintained Workshops on Zoom.
Although London-based, we are a national organisation and welcome members from all over the country – and abroad. We give what help we can in enabling members to set up local branches of GAW. Our quarterly newsletter keeps members in touch.
Membership is open to all LGBT+ writers – beginners as well as published authors. The yearly subscription is £8 (£5 unwaged). To find out how to join GAW, visit www.gayauthorsworkshop.uk