Paradise Press is the imprint of the Gay Authors’ Workshop, set up in 1999 to get our work published in the face of indifference by mainstream publishers to lesbian and gay writing.
We provide editorial and practical support for individual authors publishing through Paradise Press; this includes a process of collective discussion and review.
Guidelines / Submissions
To submit work, please first read the guidelines. If you have read the guidelines and wish to submit a book, please send it to GAW, together with return postage. Manuscripts without return postage will not be acknowledged or returned.
Gay Authors Workshop
GAW (founded 1978) is an association of lesbians and gay men who are creative writers – poets, dramatists, fiction writers. Our aim is to support writers by providing opportunities for them to meet, to read, to discuss and develop their work.
We hold monthly meetings at different places in the London area for that purpose. Some meetings are accessible to wheelchair users.
Although London-based, we are a national organisation and welcome members from all over the country. 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 lesbian, gay and bisexual writers, beginners as well as published authors. The yearly subscription is £8 (£5 unwaged). Postal enquiries include an SAE.