In the five years since the press was established, Bad Betty has grown into a widely-respected publisher which specialises in showcasing new, exciting talent alongside well-established poets. The judges were unanimously impressed by the range of new voices in this year’s submission and the sheer daring and energy of their work. This was perfectly balanced by assured and impressive publications from established and highly-respected poets. Bad Betty pamphlets have a quite distinctive design – sleek, monochrome, minimalist, with eye-catching cover images and signature font style. We particularly admired the way the press actively promote their writers through quarterly events, a national readings tour and strong links with bookshops and stockists.