The Coelacanth Press was founded in 2008, and named after the strange looking Prehistoric fish with a prototype human heart that was thought to be extinct, then rediscovered under a ledge in the South-Seas. The Coelacanth symbolises our intention to bring together a variety of new, established and neglected practitioners from different fields, to create something 'strange' but with heart. The press produces a serial arts publication called The Coelacanth Journal. In 2012, we published a new edition of Brigid Brophy's feminist classic of 1956, The King of a Rainy Country, with a cover by artist Bonnie Camplin.

Editor: Phoebe Blatton


Distribution: Antenne BooksBertrams & Gardners