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Released on = February 9, 2005, 4:51 am

Press Release Author = Val Stevenson/nthposition press

Industry = Media

Press Release Summary = Writer Marina Warner described nthposition as "the twenty-first century answer to the vanished local bookshop kept by an avid reader with style and taste and real insider knowledge." Now the best of the site’s fiction and poetry is in print.

Press Release Body = London, England - 9 February 2005 – nthposition press ‘In the criminal's cabinet: An nthology of poetry and fiction’ showcases work by nearly 100 writers from all over the world. The (UK) Guardian described the site’s previous anthology as "remarkable for its global range and depth", but nthposition founder Val Stevenson sees this one as a greater achievement: “We again selected poetry and short stories purely on the basis of their quality, and readers have been blown away by the book’s diversity. Our last anthology was an ebook, so I’m delighted we have embraced the qualities of traditional publishing.”

nthposition was shortlisted for the 2002 European Online Journalism Awards, nominated for a People's Voice award in the 2003 Webbys, and won a Utne Independent Press Award in 2004. It was selected by the 2005 Writer's Handbook as one of the world's top half-dozen online poetry magazines. The site is independent and neither the contributors nor the editors get paid, so entering the commercial publishing
world is a leap in the dark. Todd Swift, nthposition’s poetry editor, is unfased: “Yes, it’s a brave step, but we have succeeded so far by offering readers brilliant, edgy writing, and there’s always room for more of that!”

To read more about ‘In the criminal’s cabinet’, visit nthposition ( or - for trade and international orders - Central Books (

‘In the criminal's cabinet: An nthology of poetry and fiction’
Edited by Val Stevenson & Todd Swift nthposition press
Pb, 240pp, £9.99, ISBN 0954626818

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nthposition was founded in 2002. Todd Swift is the author or editor of eight books of poetry. He has been poetry editor of nthposition since its start. He was editorial co-ordinator for the 2003 global peace campaign, Poets Against The War.
Val Stevenson founded nthposition and is a book reviews editor and lecturer. nthposition first came to mainstream notice with its ‘100 poets against the war’ series of free poetry anthologies, which were described by the (London Times as "one of the best examples of how the internet has been used to champion a cause."

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Contact Details = Contact: Val Stevenson, nthposition press, 38 Allcroft Road,
London NW5 4NE, UK (e:, t+f: +44 (0)20 7485 5002, u:



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