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“Oh, Eeyore, you are wet!” said Piglet, feeling him. 
Eeyore shook himself, and asked somebody to explain to Piglet what happened when you had been inside a river for quite a long time.” - A. A. Milne 

Set up by book lovers from Axbridge and Cheddar; our name is derived from the neighbouring River Axe which has, for millions of years, carried stories through Wookey Hole Caves, under the toes of the Mendips off towards Brean, Weston-Super-Mare and out into the seas and oceans.

If we had a Tinder profile it would say "we are a young publishing house, driven by good yarns and a passion for the arts, seeking like minded writers in the the South West to make sweet, sweet literature."

Our priorities are to find talented writers and original talent rather than focus on narrow commercial success, so we are open to all; writers do not need an agent to swim in this river.  We aim to be entirely multidisciplinary; fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, illustration, you name it, we'll consider it.

From time to time we'll be running competitions to enable unpublished writers to see their work in print, as well as provide a platform for writers to show case their works on our website.

Although our focus is on works and writers associated with the West Country we aim to be as diverse as possible, so you will find our geography is somewhat flexibly applied.    We want to publish globally but we will focus our promotion locally with the aim of growing love for literature in the places where we live.  

We are in the process of applying to be a Community Interest Company; any money will make will be invested in Axe River Books to allow us to grow.   We are committed to sustainability and source supplies locally where we can.  It is our belief that we all have a responsibility towards our planet and our communities, as such any wages or payment for services will be fair.  Any sponsored or funded content will be clearly identified and we will be very selective to ensure organisations that we work with share our values.

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