Monitor Books is a publication platform for poetry, innovative writing, and criticism based in Salford, UK. The press was founded in 2019, evolving from Murmur Reading Series — a programme of occasional live events in Manchester and beyond.

Monitor’s first publication is Murmur Anthology #1, a collection of some of that reading series’ contributors, published September 2019. Amy McCauley’s Propositions is its second publication and first single-author volume, which appeared in November 2020. It is presently out-of-print, although a second edition is forthcoming. Monitor will launch a series of pamphlet publications in Autumn 2021.

Murmur, meanwhile, is an ongoing video-anthology series on this website.

The editorial board, designers, and friends of Monitor are:

Rachael Allen, Lucy Burns, Rory Cook, Joseph Haigh, Harriet Hill-Payne, Rich James, and John Newton.


Submissions are currently closed but will open again in the autumn.