Child Reading in the Grass


Showcasing the best emerging voices. Proud to publish writers from from under represented groups.

At Orange Petal Press, we specialize in helping exceptional authors share their words with the public and publish our titles in paperback and ebook format.



How to Build Character


Building Character

Whether you are writing fiction, non-fiction or poetry, creating engaging characters is key for sustaining reader interest. Our writing tutor, with plenty of writing and editing credits herself, will introduce you to a range of characters and explore with you how they have been created. Workshops are online and cost £15 per delegate. If you would like a bespoke workshop involving writers you have invited yourself, costs are as little as £20 per writer.

Writing on a Notebook


Delivered By Our Award Winning Writing Tutor.

Aimed at beginner and intermediate writers, our coaching and mentoring programme is completely bespoke. We can look at the pyschology of writing if that's what you'd like, we can explore writing theory or we can get on and work on the writing that you are working on at the moment. You can book for one session or a series of sessions-you are in control. Rest assured that our writing tutor has plenty of writing and editing credits herself ! Only £30 per session.

A Woman Writing at Home
A Yound Man in the Library


Orange Petal Press is a new publisher with a focus on short form. Why not have a look at our most recent release, Tales from the Ether.

Warwick Writers

The generous dead, the vengeful dead, the bored dead and ... well, the dead. Gothic mansions and bullets,  gangland alleyways and graveyards. Featuring 'I am Katherine Margaret Hall, Wonder Woman', shortlisted for the Word Poetry Competition 2019 and 'For All Time', shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize in 2016, Tales From The Ether is a wonderful array by emerging writers: gothic fiction, romance, historic, crime, twists in the tale, humour, life writing, literary and non-fiction-all within one volume. Stories set in the USA, the UK, India, Italy and Indonesia. Entertaining writers from around the world and voices from under represented groups. Stong female leads, gutsy takes on love, ambition, disappointment, disability, friendship, colourism and racism. Muslims, Catholics and those for whom religion isn't a thing. Easy to read from cover to cover, dip into, graze or study.

H-E Suhaylah

Hafsa thinks she's being watched. All the time. Everywhere.

If you like Shirley Jackson, you will enjoy this pacy piece of gothic fiction. Available on Amazon for only £2.10, this digital book comes with additional features.

Coming Soon...

From the Heart - the second in the Tales From The Ether series.

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The following writers are contributors to our debut book, Tales From The Ether. Rated 5 stars in reader reviews, Tales From The Ether, by Warwick Writers, is available on Amazon Books.

The Felix Dennis shortlisted story, 'For All Time', is both heart warming and very clever. Who is Bill and will he be back? PS Keynes has another story, 'Food Bank' in the collection, which again depicts a wonderfully observed and poignant slice of contemporary life.

PS Keynes   Fiction



The following writers are contributors to our debut book, Tales From The Ether. Rated 5 stars in reader reviews, Tales From The Ether, by Warwick Writers, is available on Amazon Books.

In her short story, 'Bordering', Elif has used all the skills of judgement, subtlety and detailed observation to shine a light into the darker corners of little Britain. A must read.

Thea Etnum   Fiction


“If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don't just stick there scowling at the problem. But don't make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people's words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient."

[The Guardian, 25 February 2010]”
― Hilary Mantel