Republic of Consciousness


“I guess there are some writers who write stories and some writers who write writing”
— Raymond Chandler

The Republic of Consciousness supports, promotes and celebrates small presses in the UK and Ireland. We have awarded over £20,000 through our prize in the first two years to publishers and authors. This years shortlist was announced on January 14th 2019: take a look here. We also run a monthly podcast dedicated to the small press, which can be followed here.


Republic of Consciousness Book of the Month

Sign up to our monthly book club on Patreon. It’s one newly-published small press book every month, and all the money goes into the pot for the prize, which in turn is distributed among our shortlist and winner.

Regular income for us means we can guarantee the prize every year, and the podcast every month.

Take a look here.


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LOVE TAKES RISKs: The poetics of small-press fiction: Saturday 2 March, 2019

Join us and our sponsors at the University of East Anglia & the UEA Publishing Project for a symposium on all aspects of the small press world.

After the symposium there will be a conversation between the winner of the 2018 Republic of Consciousness Prize, Eley Williams and David Hayden, who was shortlisted. We will then announce the 2019 shortlist.

Registration is open here.

For more information, see the dedicated Love Takes Risks website.