A ground-breaking anthology of the best contemporary northern writing, showcasing the wealth of literary talent in the North of England


Test Signal is a co-publication with Dead Ink Books, in partnership with New Writing North and C+W literary agency, and features new work from the North by established literary stars and emerging writers whose voices point to the future of northern writing. The emerging writers are un-agented, and are available for queries about representation.


The North is at the forefront of new writing. Home to some of the most ground-breaking authors writing today, a thriving independent publishing scene and many vibrant grass-roots networks, the North is driving a revolution in new literature.


This anthology is a showcase of some of the best new talent in the North. Some of them are well-known established names, others are newcomers; all of them are part of the new northern writing scene.

Test Signal: Northern Anthology of New Writers