Collection: The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse showcases the work of writers and artists in Macclesfield and the North West of England, publishing poetry, fiction, art and review in two beautifully produced, full-colour volumes each year.  

Recent volumes have featured work by Mike Thorpe, Diana Moss, Lisa Matthews, Adrian Slatcher, Ailsa Holland, Rachel Ho, Joseph Darlington, Nick Asbury and others.

The Autumn 2022 volume is available to order online here, and is also available at HOME, The Button Warehouse, Proper Sound, and Greenhouse Books.

Submission guidelines:

Each volume of The Greenhouse has a theme. All submissions should have some connection to the theme, either in terms of concept, form, or process.

Poetry is welcomed. Please send up to five poems, as an attachment in a Microsoft Word document.  Fiction should between 1000-5000 words in length, and be sent as an attachment in a Microsoft Word document.  All artwork or photography should be sent as an attachment in a high resolution image file suitable for high quality printing. Please send up to five images.

All submissions should be sent to Tom England at, accompanied by a short bio, a postal address, and any links to your website or social media.

If you have any questions, or wish to discuss your work, please don’t hesitate to email.

Submission windows for 2023:

Autumn 2023 – Time

Submissions for the Autumn 2023 volume will be open throughout August, and on the theme of time.

1. the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.
2. a point of time as measured in hours and minutes past midnight or noon.

 The Greenhouse is not currently a paying market.