The State of Black British Publishing

From the margins to the mainstream? The state of Black British publishing was the topic of an invigorating panel debate hosted by Words of Colour Productions at Dalston C.L.R. James Library on Thursday 24 October 2013 for Hackney Black History Month. Patsy Antoine (former editor at HarperCollins, former commissioning editor for Random House), Steve Pope (former editor of The Voice, co-founder of X Press), Kadija (George) Sesay (founder/publisher SABLE LitMag, series editor for the Inscribe imprint at Peepal Tree Press) and Jacob Ross, (former editor of Artrage Intercultural Arts magazine, associate editor for fiction at Peepal Tree Press) discussed topics, including e-publishing, social media, current trends in Black British publishing, the impact of X Press and nurturing black talent.

Photographs by Lee Townsend.