Osmosis Press was established in early 2021 with an aim to muddy the boundaries between categorisations of contemporary writing practice. We publish work that resists the definition of poetry, novel, short story, non-fiction, memoir, and everything in-between. We publish poetry that does not map onto the expectations of what poetry can be. We publish fiction that reconsiders the possibilities of prose – or resists prose entirely. We believe non-fiction can take any form.
We are based in the United Kingdom between Surrey and Glasgow.
Editor in Chief: Briony Hughes
Briony (she/her) is a poet, visiting tutor, and Techne AHRC-funded PhD candidate based at Royal Holloway, researching ‘hydropoetics’, Kathleen Fraser, and Charles Olson. Briony also teaches on the Creative Writing MA programme at Brunel University and Beyond Form Creative Writing. Her publications include Dorothy (Broken Sleep Books), Microsporidial (Sampson Low), and RHIZOME or TAPROOT (Paper View Books). Her limited-edition artists’ books have been collected by the National Poetry Library, Senate House Library, The Bodleian, and the Kings College London Special Collections. She is editor at Osmosis Press and a co-founder of the Crested Tit Collective. Briony is an Associate Member of the Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre and a participant in the Techne Embodied Practice Group. She co-edits the HOW(ever) How2 Digital Archive Project at SUNY Buffalo.
Print Editor: Dr Saskia McCracken
Saskia McCracken (she/her) is a writer and editor based in Glasgow. She is a member of the 12 collective and the Victoria Writers’ Circle. Her publications include Imperative Utopia (-algia press 2021) and Zero Hours (Broken Sleep Books 2022). In 2021, she won the Floresta poetry prize and was longlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction prize. Her work appears in publications including Magma, Datableed, Amberflora, and Zarf, and has been anthologised by Dostoyevsky Wannabe, Essence Press, and Spam Press. She recently completed her PhD at the University of Glasgow on Virginia Woolf’s Darwinian animal tropes. @SaskiadeRM and https://saskiamccracken.wordpress.com/
Digital Editor: Cat Chong
Cat Chong (they/them) is a poet, publisher, PhD student at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and visiting PhD fellow at the Institute for Medical Humanities at Durham University. They’re a graduate of the Poetic Practice MA at Royal Holloway and co-founder of the Crested Tit Collective. Their work has been published internationally by presses such as Bad Betty, Flint Books, Ache Magazine, Permeable Barrier, Stride, Coven, Vessel, Singapore Unbound, dis/content, Experiment-O, The Babel Tower Notice Board, Osmosis Press, Ethos Books, and Broken Sleep Books. Their debut collection 712 stanza homes for the sun is forthcoming from Broken Sleep Books in 2023 as well as the serial poem Dear Lettera 32, which is forthcoming from Permeable Barrier in the summer of 2023.
Reviews Editor: Jayd Green
Jayd Green (she/her) is a writer and researcher from Suffolk. Her poem ‘Dunwich Woods’ won the Student New Angle Prize in 2018, and her poetry has been published in Anthropocene Poetry Journal and Foliate Oak as well as performed at various festivals in Suffolk and Norfolk. She holds a BA Hons in English from the University of Suffolk, and an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of East Anglia. She is currently undertaking her PhD which explores the pastoral, nature writing, and rewilding.
Communications Coordinator: Scott Lilley
Scott (he/his) is a poet based near Newcastle and recently completed an MSt in Creative Writing. His work can be found in Butcher’s Dog, Wet Grain, and Trickhouse Press’s Virtual Oasis anthology, he has performed in collaboration as part of the European Poetry Festival, and in Berlin through Circle and Arc. He enjoys sonnets and, occasionally, chess.
Advisor: Dr Isabella Streffen
Isabella (she/her) is an artist working on experimental criticism, perception and the slippery territories of desire. In pursuit of these interests she has illuminated Hadrian’s Wall from end-to-end, staged a dogfight with prototype drones Hawk & Dove in the Library of Congress, camouflaged tourists in Monet’s Garden, chased vampires in the Palais Garnier, followed Sophie Calle to Venice in a blonde wig, looked at the world through the lens of a cow, performed in cabaret en unicorne, transformed apples into gold, taxonomized her desires and conducted a love affair with a bot. She received her PhD from Newcastle University in 2012, and currently convenes the MA Fine Art at De Montfort University. Fabulae: How It Begins, her lyric research on mythography, will be published in 2022. She was previously Contributing Editor for Non-fiction at 3am, and co-editor of The And Or Project from 2014-19.
Advisor: Dr Agata Maslowska
Agata Maslowska (she/her) is a writer and a translator. She was born in Poland and lives in Scotland. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in Edinburgh Review, New Writing Scotland, Gutter Magazine, amberflora, Blackbox Manifold, Interpreter’s House, -algia, among others, and been anthologized in Glasgow (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, forthcoming). She is the recipient of the Hawthornden Writing Fellowship and the Gillian Purvis Award for New Writing. She holds a PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. You can find her at @AgataMaslowska on Twitter. More info on https://agatamaslowska.co.uk/.