Coming Soon


Knaresborough Alternative Writing Festival

Stories from publishing's outsiders, celebrating the best in independent writing

Whirling Chair Publishing will showcase the kind of writing and writers you would never get in a conventional literary festival – edgy, challenging and subversive.

Bringing the best in independent writing in a refreshing alternative to the commercially driven mainstream.

Readings from national and local writers including: HJ Williams, RM Francis, Jimi Fallows, Ewan Golder, Sharon McCarron, Steve Toase and others.

Featuring a musical interlude provided by North Yorkshire’s premier Real-Time Composition outfit, The Tidswell Noise Collective.

19th July at 7.30pm
Orb Community Arts
Off High Street (Behind the Frazer Theatre)
Knaresborough HG5 OEQ


Free admission and refreshments available.--


No happy Endings' Submissions request competition to be annouced soon -


Future  Publications From Whirling Chair Publishing

Anthology of Random

An Anthology of Random is a compilation of the best flash fiction, poetry, prose, blogs and random musings from the best underground writers currently scribbling in the UK. At times enthralling, tragic, bitter, humorous and downright weird; it’s never boring!

Available Spring 2014   ** Summissions now asked for: Please email contributions, random thoughts, prose, found poetry, essays and general odd left field writings...  


No Happy Endings!

A collection of short stories with no artificial sweeteners. The best unpublished work from around the UK that other publishers could not fit in a box. Some dark, some twisted, some erotic, some strange – all unique.

Available Autumn 2014



A collection of poetry that does what it says on the tin. With an intensity and emotional honesty that scorches the page.

Available TBA



All of the above will be available to purchase from

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