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Blue Door Press is an imprint for literary fiction, memoir, non-fiction and poetry: a book-loving community that we invite you to be part of.  As an alternative to mainstream publishing, we can take control of producing and marketing books we believe in. Blue Door Press was officially launched on 14 September 2016. We celebrated with a party at the Seven Dials Club, Covent Garden, in London. You can read about that celebration and meet the founding authors  in our News section, here.  You can read articles and reviews, here.


Blue Door Press is delighted to begin 2021 with the launch of Altogether Elsewhere, an anthology of new writing about place. Each month we will publish a work that will take you somewhere different, evoke a sense of the ‘elsewhere,’ be it a short story, flash fiction, a section of memoir, or poetry.

Our first piece is Learning to Breathe with Trees a compelling personal essay by highly-acclaimed author, Sarah Salway. In March 2020 she was hospitalised with Covid-19 and writes about her experience of finding a place close to home that has become an integral part of her recovery. Her work not only speaks to us in these difficult times but also develops powerful and important themes around our place in our world and the natural environment. 

Launch Event for Altogether Elsewhere

If you missed the launch, you can see the whole event on this video …

At our launch event on 18 February Sarah Salway read from Learning To Breathe With Trees.  Mary Woodward and Steve Roberts, two of our forthcoming contributors, gave a taster of what is to come in February and March.


Book Groups, don’t forget, our authors are happy to be a guest at your book group, via skype or Zoom.  If you’re interested send us a message via the contacts page.

Our current titles are available as paperback and on Kindle:

Kremlinology of Kisses by Barbara Bleiman

Hidden by Annabel Chown

The Last Day of Term by Francis Gilbert

Taking In Water by Pamela Johnson 

Don’t Mention Her by Jane Kirwan

Who Do You Love by Francis Gilbert

Snow on The Danube by Francis Gilbert

The Goose Woman by Jane Kirwan

Stories & Lies by Pamela Johnson, Jennifer Grigg, Jane Kirwan

Click on this link for where to buy  Stories & Lies,