The UKA Press

The UKA Press

The UKA Press is an independent small publisher based in the United Kingdom.

Since its launch in January 2004, it has published poetry, novels, short story collections and nonfiction titles. Formerly a joint venture between the writing community and Bluechrome Publishing, The UKA Press is now independent and publishes its own list.


The UKA Press [] state that their aim is to "focus on the appealing qualities and significance of a project, as well as the literary and artistic merits of the writing, rather than immediate commercial potential." The UKA Press is partly funded by voluntary subscriptions.

UKA Press Authors

UKA Press authors include:

*Judith Wills [] ; author of "The Diet Detective", "The Green Food Bible", "Keith Moon Stole my Lipstick" (published by UKA Press) and many other titles.

*Kevin Brownlow, director of "It Happened Here" and "Winstanley"; author of "The Parade's Gone By", and "How It Happened Here" (published by UKA Press); many other films and books.

*Peter Hopkinson [] (1920-2007), [,,2135927,00.html] film director; author of "Split Focus" and "Screen of Change" (published by UKA Press, with an introduction by Kevin Brownlow)

*Anoop Chandola "(The Dharma Videos of Lust: Mysteries of Indian Religions)"

*Tara Hanks [] "(The Mmm Girl: Marilyn Monroe, by herself)"

*Stanley Salmons, [] "(Footprints in the Ash: A Pompeii Mystery)"

*Tom Saunders "(Brother, What Strange Place is This)"

*Ian Hocking "(Deja Vu)"

*Theron Montgomery "(The Procession)"

*Sheldon Goldfarb "(Remember, Remember)"

*Andrew Fish "(Erasmus Hobart and the Golden Arrow)"

*Julian Simpson "(Wigan is Wonderful)"

*Susan Simpson "(Lizards Leap (published by UKA Press), Leaders of the Quantum (as Kat Black), Better the Devil you Know, and others)".

Reviews, Awards

UKA Press Reviews and Awards:

*Judith Wills reviewed by Tony Prince,ex - Radio Luxembourg DJ, now DMC [] , Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, Omnibus Rock Press, The Daily Mail (serialised), Candis magazine [] and Women's Weekly Magazine [] .

*Anoop Chandola, "The Dharma Videos of Lust" reviewed by Arup Chakraborty, Hindustan Times, The Arizona Daily Star; Ellen Tanner Marsh,New York Times ; Michael Witzel, the Wales Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Studies, Harvard University

* Simon Leigh, autobiographical novel ( [] "Wild Women" reviewed by Paul Quarrington, Canadian writer and filmmaker, and Miles Kington [] of The Independent.
* Sheldon Goldfarb, ( [] ) "Remember, Remember" [] [] short listed by the Crime Writers of Canada for [] 2006 Arthur Ellis Award [] in the category of Best Juvenile novel in Canada.
*Hilary Lloyd, "A Necessary Killing" reviewed by Kate Long [,,9780670063734,00.html] 2005 The Times 'New Star of Fiction'
* Sherri Szeman, UKA Press author of "Naked with Glasses", "Love in the Time of Dinosaurs", and "Where Lightning Strikes: Poems of the Holocaust" . Ms Szeman is author of "The Kommandant's Mistress" [] [] (a novel), winner of the University of Rochester's Kafka Prize [] for "best book of prose fiction by an American woman" (1994); chosen as a New York Times Book Review' [] "Top 100 Book of the Year", The New York Times Book Review. Ms Szeman was winner of the Centennial Review Poetry Prize. []

* Ian Hocking, "Deja Vu"; reviewed by Jon Courtenay Grimwood in The Guardian [ [,12084,1424585,00.html] (Article: Right to Choose. February 26 2005)] .

* Theron Montgomery, "The Procession', reviewed by Sena Jeter Naslund [] , -- author of AHAB'S WIFE [] (finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction).

List of Small Presses

*List of small presses


External links

* [ UKA Press]
* [ UKA Press Reviews]
* [] The Guardian
* [] The Times
* [] The Independent
* [] The New York Times
* [] Harper Collins

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