Whisky & Beards is a poetry publishing house that believes authors should be compensated fairly. Without our poets, a publishing house literally couldn’t exist.

Whisky & Beards is a poetry publishing company that believes authors should be treated fairly. Much of the publishing industry is supported by a few major success supporting unnecessary waste. Traditionally, publishers have to order huge print runs and hope that they can sell their stock. With the advent of print-on-demand, publishers can be more flexible and pass the extra profits directly to their writers. Our approach was modelled on the music industry and their failure to adequately adapt to the digital age.

We’re based in the seaside town of Margate in Thanet, at the heart of a growing local poetry scene. In fact, we’re so confident about our role in the community, we hid our submission email! Now you have to ask us in person if you’d like to submit!

Whisky & Beards works by communicating with its poets, treating them as partners, not products.  We believe in the rights of creators above all else, and that business needs creators, not the other way around.

Be sure to check out our Amazon store for our ever expanding back catalogue or our Payhip for a collection of pay-what-you-feel works.