Publishers

And Other Stories

And Other Stories publishes the best in world-class contemporary writing, including many translations and the best English-language writers. Launched with a select list in 2011, authors include Best Translated Book Award winner Yuri Herrera, Man Booker shortlisted Deborah Levy, Guardian First Book Award shortlisted Juan Pablo Villalobos, Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction shortlisted Helen DeWitt and Independent Foreign Fiction Prize shortlisted Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel. Publisher Stefan Tobler f…

Bluemoose Books

Bluemoose Books is an independent publisher based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Kevin and Hetha Duffy started Bluemoose in 2006 and as a ‘family’ of readers and writers we’re passionate about the written word and stories. Stories are transformative and as publishers we delight in finding great new talent. We don’t have the heft of a London publishing house with the zillions of pounds to promote our writers but we do manage through innovative marketing to get our books into high street bookst…

Comma Press

Comma’s Mission is to put the short story at the heart of contemporary narrative culture. Through innovative commissions, collaborations and digital initiatives, we will explore the power of the short story to transcend cultural and disciplinary boundaries, and to enable greater understanding across these boundaries. Our Aims are: 1. To commission and publish new short fiction in a way that demonstrates the potential of the form, and speaks to the diversity of perspectives that make up contemp…

Dead Ink Books

Publishing the underground. Dead Ink is a small, ambitious and experimental literary publisher based in Liverpool. Supported by Arts Council England, we’re focused on developing the careers of new and emerging authors. Set up in 2011, Dead Ink’s aim has always been to take literary risks and challenge the status quo. We believe that there are brilliant authors out there who may not yet be known or commercially viable. We see it as Dead Ink’s job to bring the most challenging and bold new writi…

Mayfly Press LLP

Mayfly Press LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership owned by Business Educational Publishers and New Writing North. The partnership came together as Moth Publications in 2013/14 and was re-launched as Mayfly in 2016. It currently has two imprints: Moth, a crime imprint; and Mayfly Books, a literary and trade imprint. The partners first came together in 2012/13 when they collaborated on the Northern Crime Competition. The aim was to find new crime writers from the North of England and to publish…

Peepal Tree

Peepal Tree is a wholly independent company, founded in 1985, and now publishing around 20 books a year. Our focus is on what George Lamming calls the Caribbean nation, wherever it is in the world, though we are also concerned with Black British writing of different heritages. We publish fiction, poetry and a range of academic and non-fiction titles. Our goal is to publish books that make a difference. We have published over 330 titles, and are committed to keeping most of them in print. The li…

Route

Route is a publishing house based in the north of England with a progressive, pan-European outlook that is reflected in our editorial policy. Our principle commitment is to authentic stories with a strong cultural resonance that add to the diversity of UK publishing. In recent years we have developed a strong list of contemporary fiction and narrative non-fiction, including novels, music titles, personal memoirs and film tie-ins, including works in translation. ‘The sharpest, on the button writ…

Saraband Books

We are a creative independent publisher striving to offer our readers something a little bit different. We love to read books that are imaginative, sometimes offbeat, always original, and we’re committed to working with the writers and designers who inspire us and thus, hopefully, our readers. Contraband – Saraband’s crime imprint – is home to an eclectic selection of quality crime fiction, mystery and noir, including Graeme Macrae Burnet’s His Bloody Project, shortlisted for the Man Booker pri…

Tilted Axis

Founded in 2015, Tilted Axis is a not-for-profit press on a mission to shake up contemporary international literature. Tilted Axis publishes the books that might not otherwise make it into English, for the very reasons that make them exciting to us – artistic originality, radical vision, the sense that here is something new. Tilting the axis of world literature from the centre to the margins allows us to challenge that very division. These margins are spaces of compelling innovation, where mul…

Valley Press

Established in 2008, Valley Press is a thriving independent publishing house based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. With authors from all corners of the UK, as well as Canada, the USA, India, Bermuda and China, we are bringing the world to Yorkshire and Yorkshire to the world. We have more than 100 titles currently in print, including poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Books on musical history and graphic novels are also forthcoming. Our most important belief is that great literature, and great…

Wrecking Ball Press

Since 1997 Wrecking Ball Press has established itself as a major independent publisher of contemporary cutting edge literature both in the UK and internationally. Wrecking Ball Press has been instrumental in nurturing new writing talent and has been a first publisher of writers such as Gordon Burn Prize winner and Northern Book Award winners Ben Myers and Tony O'Neil, as well as Forward Prize nominee Mathew Caley, all of whom have progressed to major publishing deals with high profile publishing…