Hesterglock Press

publishing mostly the future-facing

co-run by
Sarer Scotthorne
Paul Hawkins 

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editors : Paul Hawkins & Sarer Scotthorne
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Bob Modem


‘The work Paul Hawkins and Sarer Scotthorne have done over the last number of years is really a source of encouragement, validation and hope for many poets writing around the edges of the Now (in the UK) because they are looking for the future. It is hard work, as it must often feel like digging a trench that fills with water, but their enthusiasm, sincerity and selflessness gives fuel to those like me, mining a weird and committed seam. I’m lucky to count them as friends, collaborators and supporters, as are brilliant folk like Thomas Havlik, James Caley, Arturo Desimone, Matti Spence and others.’
- SJ Fowler, A note on: Unfinished Memoirs of a Hypocrit 2019



Hesterglock Press is co-run by Sarer Scotthorne & Paul Hawkins. We started in 2013, publishing pamphlets & themed, pocket-sized poetry anthologies under the name of Boscombe Revolution. In 2016 we began to use print-on-demand services, which enabled us to start publishing books (without any start-up capital or other middle-class finance model(s)), publishing mainly experimental/innovative poetry that cuts across forms/boundaries. We like to publish mostly the future-facing.

By supporting us; buying books, networking, collaborating, connecting, asking questions etc you're supporting the authors and will be helping to sustain our ongoing commitment to publishing radical & challenging books, collaborating with other artists and writers on unique projects.

In 2018 we started up a new imprint, Prote(s)xt, to experiment with a different publishing model.

We make positive links between non-profit & literary / artistic / political worth, as opposed to predominant corporate, capitalist values of financial return/profit/monetary worth.  We aim to actively publish marginalised, under-represented poets/writers/artists.

  • we’re currently closed for all and any submissions

  • we have a full publication list for 2020

  • after that Paul will be concentrating on his projects for a while

  • we’ve scaled back our publications for 2021 to reflect this


N.B. No neoliberal capitalism, or any sort of capitalism. We prefer revolutionaries. No homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, violence, abuse or misogyny.