About

An independent small press with a big heart...Established in 2021 by Mark Fen and Carol Anne Strange, Light Vine Press is a small independent publishing press, currently based in the shire of north west England.We publish pocket books, booklets and vintage art prints that are inspired by the Earth journey - particularly on the themes of nature, art, poetry, story, landscape, mystery, intentional living and affairs of the heart.Our publications are likely to appeal to the appreciator of all things fascinating, curious, alluring, beautiful, inspiring or strange... something different to enjoy and treasure.

The Alchemy of Night

Limited Edition of 500. Available Now!£7.00 | 36 Pages Printed Booklet | £1.50 UK Postage.A collection of writing and illustrations inspired by the hours of darkness by Carol Anne Strange
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The night isn't only for rest, sleep and dreaming. The darkness holds us in its nurturing embrace, giving glimpses of the mystery and enchantment that resides there. And although these faded hours, much loved by owls and moths, can be foreboding to some, there is a sense of comfort, insight and awe for others.In this collection, Carol Anne Strange celebrates the night in the way of stories, poems, personal insights, ideas and illustrations. Inspired by the hours of darkness, it's an invitation to contemplate the evening's mood while sat cosy in your favourite chair or around a camp-fire beneath a sky full of sparkly diamonds. It's for those who seek the secret wisdom that is present in the dark. You see, there is magic there - pure alchemy - that is both beautiful and extraordinary...
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This beautiful A5 booklet is printed on 100% recycled paper and posted out in an eco-friendly envelope. Each Limited Edition print copy is numbered. Delivery is currently UK only.Thank you for supporting our small press.♡

Pocket Books

Coming soon...

Beautiful Things

Available Soon!£6.00 | 40 Pages Printed Zine | £1.50 UK Postage.A collection of writing and illustrations
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This beautiful A5 zine is printed on 100% recycled paper and posted out in an eco-friendly envelope. Delivery is currently UK only.Thank you for supporting our small press.♡

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Submissions for Beautiful Things Zine

Submission GuidelinesWe would love to consider your beautiful insights about nature, the landscape, art, travel, mystery, spirituality and life's journey for publication in a future issue of Beautiful Things.Ideally, your story will be between 500 and 1.000 words and based upon your personal experience, thoughts and ideas... something that will inspire, inform or uplift our readers.For every piece selected for publication, we will send you a small thank you gift. This might be a book, print, notepaper or greetings cards. We'll also send you a complimentary copy of the Beautiful Things issue that you're published in.This is currently for UK based contributors only until we build up our readership.Please submit your story to: hi@lightvinepress.comAllow up to 6 weeks for a response. Alas, we are unable to publish or provide feedback on every story received, but we are grateful for your interest and taking time to write to us with Beautiful Things in mind.We look forward to hearing from you.Mark & Carol

Write Your Beautiful Story

Receive guidance, writing appraisal and have your completed story edited and formatted into a small book (zine/pamphlet) ready for publication.Write Your Beautiful StoryDo you have a story that you wish to share?Perhaps you’d like to write about a magical experience, tales from the heart or messages of insight and inspiration.Maybe you’d like to write about your interests, the place where you live, your ancestry or your life’s work.Or perhaps you’d like to publish a pamphlet showcasing your poetry, fiction, art or photography.If so, we invite you to Write Your Beautiful Story. We’ll help you craft your finest words and will prepare your small book ready for you to publish.Is this service for you?

  • The Write Your Beautiful Story Project Planner (a Word document) to help you outline, plan and draft your story booklet project.

  • An appraisal of your writing (up to a maximum of 8,000 words), which provides detailed feedback to help you revise and craft your best words ready for publication.

  • Your completed story project will be edited and formatted (along with any of your own photos / illustrations where required) into an A5 PDF booklet complete with an attractive cover.

  • Receive digital and print-ready versions of your booklet in PDF, which you can make available as a digital download or arrange to be printed to share with family, friends and readers far and wide.