Sudden Valley Press

Named for a place in the Canterbury High Country,
since 1997 Sudden Valley Press has published
a carefully curated selection of the best poetry
from Aotearoa New Zealand.

Who We Are

Set up as the publishing arm of the Canterbury Poets’ Collective, Sudden Valley Press is a not-for-profit press specialising in poetry.

Latest Releases

The most recent releases from Sudden Valley Press.

Coming Soon

The books we’re planning to launch soon!

Our Books

The complete Sudden Valley Press catalogue

The John O’Connor Award

A biannual competition for the best first manuscript by a local poet, run in collaboration with the Canterbury Poets’ Collective.

How We Operate

SVP offers a non-profit, cost-sharing alternative to assist poets to publish quality poetry collections.


Details on submitting to Sudden Valley Press.

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