“Influx Press are an exciting independent publisher making good and interesting books. But more importantly Influx Press are noisy. They call out bullshit. They scream praise for good work, good people and good ideas. They are political. For a small press they have a huge presence and it is vital for all of us that they grow, continue and thrive.”
- Max Porter (author of Grief is the Thing With Feathers)
Influx Press was founded in 2012 by Kit Caless and Gary Budden, with Sanya Semakula joining the team in 2016. Based in London, we publish stories from the margins of culture, specific geographical spaces and sites of resistance that remain under explored in mainstream literature.
We've debuted and discovered some incredible authors, such as Eley Williams (Attrib. and Other Stories), Jeffrey Boakye (Hold Tight) and Darran Anderson (Imaginary Cities).
We won the Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses in 2018. Our books have been listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize, Jhalak Prize, James Tait Black Award, Edgehill Prize and the Gordon Burn Prize.
We want increase the number of brilliant new voices we introduced to the reading public. With your support, we can do that.
You can read more about Influx over at our website: https://www.influxpress.com/
What are we doing Patreon for?
Independent publishing is precarious. Cash flow oscillates like teenage mood swings. Currently we're not receiving any outside funding and our income derives solely from book sales.
So, we thought we'd create a page where our readers and supporters can help us bring in a small, stable income. This will give us more time to seek out new and exciting work, increase our dedicated editorial support, and increase spending on publicity to give the books the push they deserve.
A guaranteed monthly income helps us plan for the future, gives us some breathing space and enables us to continue to take the kind of award-winning risks that we are known for.
What do I get in return for supporting you?
We've set out a number of rewards, but the basics are as follows:
Every Patron will receive exclusive content from Influx, including author interviews, extracts, flash fiction and more. The first exclusive will be a brand new short story by Eley Williams, available to our Patrons only!
Alongside exclusive content for all Patrons, rewards are:
Give us $1 a month – a massive thank you and your name on our list of supporters.
£1.50 a month – (this is set at $2 which translates to us as £1.50) we will send you one Influx Press title of your choice (including P&P) each year (new release or backlist).
For £5 a month – ($7.50) and you'll get four new titles from Influx Press each year.
For £10 a month – ($15) we'll send you every new title we publish, plus eBooks of all of our new books and five books from our backlist.
How does it work?
Sign up, select your monthly payment amount and we'll do the rest. We'll get in contact to ask which books you would like, let you know what's coming up, and thank you profusely.
I'm not based in the UK but would like to support Influx Press. Do you post internationally?
Yes, we can post internationally. You'll have to select the 'International' versions of each reward though, as we have to account for international postage prices.
Other than to say thank you in advance, no! We are nothing without our supporters.