The founders of Orange Petal Press met in post graduate writing workshops at Warwick University. Two were students in the Warwick Programme, considered the best writing course in the UK. After the workshops finished, the friends embarked on a radio show created with the intention of sharing the work students had written during the writing workshops. Friends from The Writing Haunt, (thewritinghaunt.com) a wonderful gothic writing retreat, also provided stories for the project. During Lockdown, the show became a podcast and this gave birth to Orange Petal Press. Our mission is to showcase writers from under represented groups and to share wonderful stories, poems and articles with new readers.