An A-Z of (UK) Independent Publishers -S

I’m focusing on UK based publishers of adult fiction, short stories and poetry. I’ll update my master list as I go along (or I’ll try too) but this fortnightly list will give a more personalised shout out.

Each entry features a sample book cover which clicks through to the website. The accompanying ‘about’ information is taken from each publishers website at the time I put this post together.

If you know of publishers I’ve missed or want to help update my master list then please add details in the comments.

Due to the pandemic, we’re all aware that times have been tough for indie bookshops and publishers, so obviously, if you can buy direct from them that benefits them more. Not all publishers offer online ordering so you might want to consider using or Hive – both of which offer a percentage of the sale to a bricks-and-mortar bookshop.

So here we go with ?

Sacristy Press

Joy and Felicity

Sacristy Press is a small, independent publishing house based in Durham (UK). We publish theology and history, including historical fiction. Our small-but-growing selection of books and e-books are all available to browse and buy through this website.

It is our aim to uncover hidden gems from new talent and old hands alike. We believe that the best books happen when publishers and authors work together to ensure a high quality manuscript with exceptional production. 

Salad Pages

Pretty Boy

We publish amazing books by authors aged 25 and under

We give fantastic young authors a platform to tell their stories. Our authors have brilliant, fresh ideas and we think their voices need to be heard by everyone.

We’re loyal to our authors because we believe in them.

We’re working with a new generation of talented authors. They’re the future.

Creating a book is exciting! It’s hard work, but it’s so much fun! We want every author to enjoy publishing their book as much as we do.

We mentor our authors though every step of the publishing process. We take time to help our authors develop their own unique style and voice. We love watching authors flourish. It’s what we’re all about.


Beautiful Place

Salt is one of UK’s foremost independent publishers, committed to the discovery and publication of contemporary British literature. We are advocates for writers at all stages of their careers and ensure that diverse voices can be heard in an abundant, global marketplace. 

We believe books are key to developing an imaginative life, and that the imagination is key to being fully human. We intend to make a positive difference to readers’ lives.

We also believe books cannot succeed without being discovered, so we invest heavily in finding audiences through direct engagement, through the quality of our editing, design and manufacturing, and through creative sales, communication and publicity. Good publishing is participative and inclusive, yet dependent on judgement and, of course, you, the reader. 

Salt was founded in 1999. Our first publications were poetry and we rapidly developed an award-winning international list. We went on to win the Nielsen Innovation Award in the IPG’s Independent Publishing Awards in 2008 for our work in taking poetry to new audiences. Salt’s publishing soon expanded to include children’s poetry, Native American poetry, Latin American poetry in translation, poetry criticism, essays, literary companions, biography, theatre studies, writers’ guides and poetry chapbooks as well as a ground-breaking series of eBook novellas. By the end of 2010 we had published over 1,000 products and sold them internationally.

In 2011, we began to focus our efforts on developing our fiction list. Since that time we have achieved considerable critical success in numerous literary awards, including winning the Polari First Book Prize (three times), the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Award (twice) and the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Most notably, we have twice been nominated for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted in the Costa Book Awards.

Today, Salt is considered one of UK’s leading independent publishers – a growing business that has an international impact.

Salò Press


Salò Press is an independent micro-publisher focusing on poetry & prose of an experimental / weird / surreal / cerebral nature. We operate on a DIY/Punk ethos, meaning we put our hearts into what we do without succumbing to the machine of traditional book publishing. 

Sandstone Press

The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker

Sandstone Press is an independent publisher based in Scotland, with an international outlook. We aim to publish thoughtful, intelligent and emotionally engaging narratives, both fiction and non-fiction, from unique voices, which engage strongly with the contemporary world.

Sandstone Press was selected as Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the year in 2014 and 2019, the first company to win the award twice, Nibbies Small Press of the Year in 2019, and short listed as IPG Trade Independent Publisher of the Year in 2020. Sandstone Press employees and authors have won or been listed for many prizes including Saltire Society Emerging Publisher of the Year, the International Booker and Booker Prizes.

Sapere Books

The Forgotten Maid: A new start unearths secrets from the past... (Cornish Echoes Dual Timeline Mysteries Book 1)

Vibrant Voices. Sensational Stories. Beautiful Books.

Sapere Books are looking to publish the very best stories from exciting new voices and established authors, forging connections between our readers and our authors.

With a fair contract for authors and a lot of emphasis placed on excellent editorial support and cutting-edge marketing campaigns, we believe we are a fantastic digital publishing option for authors and readers alike.

Saqi Books

My End Is My Beginning

Books is a leading independent publisher of trade and academic books on the Middle East and North Africa.

For over three decades, we have offered an independent platform for writers and artists from around the world, releasing cutting-edge, ground-breaking works including The Crusades through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf, Beyond the Veil by Fatema Mernissi, Black Britain: A Photographic History by Paul Gilroy and The White Family by Maggie Gee.

We are also proud to bring out in English translation the best in new and classic Arabic literature, including works by Naguib Mahfouz, Mahmoud Darwish, Adonis and Nawal El Saadawi.

Saraband Books

In a Veil of Mist

Saraband is an award-winning independent publisher of outstanding fiction, absorbing nature writing, pressing environmental issues and compelling memoir.

We publish authors with deep knowledge of the culture, local landscapes, wildlife, folk traditions and history in regions around the UK. Our fiction includes literary, historical and contemporary stories reflecting UK and international perspectives – some with a sense of humour, some gritty or dark, others thought-provoking – all engaging and vital.

From our inception, we have provided a platform for underrepresented and marginalised voices that are often overlooked. We’ve championed diversity and inclusion as part of our wide-ranging commitment to excellence – and to our readers of all ages, backgrounds and personal identities, wherever they may live.

We publish across all print and digital formats, with ancillary content in our podcast, video and social channels. Our working style is collaborative, and we place a high value on relationships with authors and partnerships with colleagues in the indie publishing and bookselling sectors, libraries, literature organisations, and wherever good writing lives.

We are based in Salford, Manchester and are part of the Northern Fiction Alliance and members of Publishing Scotland, the Independent Publishers Guild and the Publishers Association.

Scotland Street Press

Edward Kane and the Parlour Maid Murderer

Scotland Street Press is a Scottish and International independent publisher of fiction, history, poetry and translation.  We were founded in 2014 in Scotland Street, Edinburgh, by author Jean Findlay on the proceeds of the US rights sale of Chasing Lost Time – the life of C K Scott Moncrieff, Soldier, Spy, Translator.  The company has gone on to publish six books a year, prioritising new and diverse authors, and promotes books through constant live events.

In our first six years we have certainly made a mark and often punched well above our weight. We have been nominated three times for the Small Press of the Year Award. Our books have been recipients of the ‘PEN translates award’ and two books have been celebrated as ‘WINNER of the English Pen award‘.  This year, 2021, we are on the Longlist for The Republic of Consciousness Prize. We may be small and have a tiny output, but our quality of design and content is widely recognised and we are reviewed by the TLS, the BBC, The Scotsman, The Herald, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Post, The Oban Times, the Orcadian and now by the New York Review of Books.  

Scratching Shed Publishing Ltd

Champion of Champions

Scratching Shed is a Leeds-based independent publishing company founded over a pint in Blackburn back in May 2008.

Our primary aim is to produce high-quality books inspired by aspects of northern English culture, though in recent years that brief has widened considerably to include several national and international titles and the monthly rugby league magazine Forty20

Scribe Publications

The Liquid Land

We publish books that matter — narrative and literary nonfiction on important topics, and the best of local, international, and translated fiction.

Scribe has been operating as a wholly independent trade-publishing house for more than 40 years. What started off in 1976 as a desire on publisher Henry Rosenbloom’s part to publish ‘serious non-fiction’ as a one-man band has turned into a multi-award-winning company with more than 25 staff members in two locations — Melbourne, Australia and London, England — as well as a scout in New York, and a dedicated publicity and marketing team on the ground in the US.

Seagull Books

A Slap in the Face (The German List)

Seagull Books publishes world literature in English translation, serious non-fiction, culture studies, performance studies, art and cinema, with attention to exquisite design and world-class production.

Seagull Books was founded by Naveen Kishore in 1982 as an independent Indian publishing house specializing in serious books on art, theatre and cinema. It published plays by major Indian playwrights, monographs and essays by leading Indian artists, filmscripts from the best-known Indian and European filmmakers, along with academic titles on culture, society and the various arts.

Since 2005, Seagull Books London Limited has ventured into newer fields of publishing, including English translations of fiction and non-fiction by major African, European, Asian and Latin American writers. It now boasts of a backlist of over 500 titles. 

The hallmark ‘Africa List’ presents writers such as Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Maryse Condé, Ivan Vladislavić, William Kentridge, Kossi Efoui and Abdourrahman A. Waberi. European writers lesser known to the English-speaking world are also showcased by Seagull—Ralf Rothmann, Tilman Rammstedt, Inka Parei, Dorothee Elmiger, Tomas Espedal. The list expands daily . . .

In 2012, Seagull author Mo Yan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature while in 2015, Laszlo Krasznahorkai, another Seagull author, received the prestigious Man Booker International Prize. Maryse Condé, whose three volumes Seagull has published in English translation, won the alternative Nobel Prize in 2018. 

Self Made Hero

Blossoms in Autumn (Original Fiction - SelfMadeHero)

Our mission at SelfMadeHero is simple: to publish ground-breaking and beautiful work by authors and artists from across the globe, from the quirky and humorous to the political and profound. We are proud to bring readers graphic novels and visual narratives that provoke, entertain, inspire and inform. We pride ourselves on having high editorial and production values and are known for successfully promoting our authors through innovative press and marketing campaigns.

September Publishing

The Dragonfly Sea

September Publishing is an independent publisher of an award-winning list of illustrated and non-fiction print and ebooks. Our focus is on books that will expand readers’ worlds, either feeding their passionately held interests or inspiring new journeys in literature and art. In 2020 we published our first children’s books and in 2021 the first of our full-length fiction and audio books.

We were founded in 2014 with a clear mission to be a fair-share publisher – an imprint determined to ensure authors received a decent share in the sales success of their books. We are also unusual in that we place creative collaboration high on our list of priorities and skills; determined always to work with the best creatives and consultants. The September team have always worked remotely, meaning a consistent team and a business whose profits are funnelled back into the books, not into expensive overheads. Over time we have worked with some of the best designers in the UK, developed fine new talent with our intern programme, and built careers and long-term publishing programmes with new literary writers, artists and subject experts.

September has twice been awarded the BA Small Press of the Year Regional Award and was nominated for the IPG Newcomer Award in 2020. In 2020 we were also a beneficiary of the Arts Council Culture Recovery Fund. We have published books with English Heritage and the Van Gogh Museum and sold rights to our titles in multiple languages and territories. In 2021 we are beginning a process of reviewing our carbon footprint and the sustainability of our practices and partnerships.

Seren Books

Miriam, Daniel and Me

Seren is Wales’ leading independent literary publisher, specialising in English-language writing from Wales. With a list spanning poetry, fiction and non-fiction, many of our books are shortlisted for – and win – major literary prizes across the UK and America.

Our aim is not simply to reflect what is going on in the culture in which we publish, but to drive that culture forward, to engage with the world, and to bring Welsh literature, art and politics before a wider audience.

At the heart of our list is a good story told well or an idea or history presented interestingly or provocatively. We’re international in authorship and readership, though our roots remain here in Wales, where we prove that writers from a small country with an intricate culture have a worldwide relevance.

Since its beginnings in 1981, Seren has developed into one of the most interesting publishing houses in Britain. Based in Bridgend, Seren continues to nurture and publish new talent whose quality is recognised around the world.

Serpentine Books

Lord Seeks Wife: A hilariously funny romantic comedy

Serpentine Books are a new and innovative publishing house building our first list.
We are unashamedly selective on the books we publish. 
We want unique fiction, full of great characters, action, and a flawless plot.
If you think that is your book, then please see our submissions page.

Seventh Quarry Press

Welcome to THE SEVENTH QUARRY, a poetry magazine published in Swansea, Wales.  A publication with an international perspective, it appears twice a year, in winter and summer. Edited by Welsh poet and dramatist Peter Thabit Jones, the first issue was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, in January 2005.  Peter is also the Founder and the Editor of The Seventh Quarry Press.

THE SEVENTH QUARRY PRESS has published poetry books, poetry and art books, prose books, children’s books, drama, DVDs and CDs  Some of the books have been co-published with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.

Severn House

Guests of August

Severn House is a vibrant independent publishing house, which produces a broad range of titles, from Crime & Mystery, Thrillers and Romance, to Sagas, General and Historical fiction.

Founded in 1974 as a publisher of hardback fiction, Severn House now produces titles in all formats, including eBooks and large print.

Home to an impressive list of respected British and American authors, titles from Severn House are guaranteed to entertain, enlighten and occasionally mystify you, right to the last page.

Shared Press

We Know What We Are

Shared Press publishes quality reads and produces beautiful books.

We are proud to be an independent publisher creating positive social change by telling stories about public life in innovative ways. We have social enterprise at heart. We work with talented people who care about books, design and the way of the world. We are passionate about promoting stories, storytelling and facilitating a range of voices that need to be heard.

Shoreline of Infinity

Ace Doubles (Stone Owl Stories)

Award winning science fiction magazine, publishing and events. Based in Scotland, reaching out to the world.

We want stories that explore that uncertain future. We want to play around with the big ideas and the little ones. We want writers to tell us stories to inspire us, give us hope, provide some laughs. Or to scare the stuffing out of us. We want good stories: we want to be entertained, here on the Shoreline. We want to read how people cope in our exotic new world, we want to be in their minds, in their bodies, in their souls.

Sidekick Books

Bad Kid Catullus: 2 (Headbooks)

Sidekick Books is a London-based small press founded in 2010 by Jon Stone and Kirsten Irving, though (un)officially the editor-in-chief is the disgraced alchemist Dr. Fulminare, with the next in the chain of command being his familiar, Bandijcat.

We specialise in collaborative books, mostly made up of poems. Our guiding ethos when we began was to explore alternatives to the single-author poetry volume, and to mix poetry with other genres and types of book. Our books have been nominated for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, been featured in The Guardian and BBC Wildlife Magazine, and won the Sabouteur Award for Best Collaboration. We’ve put on various joint readings and events with other presses and organisations, including The Poetry Society, and we’ve thrown book launches as toga parties and immersive theatre.

Silhouette Press

The Africa in My House

Silhouette Press is a not-for-profit publisher that aims to improve access to the publishing industry.

We currently publish only poetry books and run creative projects, such as supporting the Disappear Here poetry films.

Founded in 2012 we started out working with individuals who had limited access or support to get involved with creative writing, specifically in our home city of Coventry.

We supported writers into publication, held the Fire & Dust open-mic night, published Here Comes Everyone magazine and ran workshops to create opportunities for volunteers to develop publishing industry skills and experience.

We operate between Coventry (City of Culture 2021) and London; cross-promoting our authors, projects and events between the two cities in order to embed and promote a sustainable creative culture in the West Midlands and offer wider opportunities for writers, readers and audiences.

Silkworms Ink

Silkworms Ink began as a one-man-project in March 2010, when James Harringman began publishing poetry and fiction chapbooks online. From the off, the idea was to deliver exciting, intelligent new writing without the apologetic appearance of disposable ephemera that so many people settle for on the internet.

It took about a month for word to spread. Submissions started coming in from all over the world – from America, Pakistan, France, Ireland. The inbox bulged, and Silkworms Ink became a team-effort.

Jon Ware, Sam Kinchin-Smith and Phil Brown were brought in as editors and Silkworms became a digital publisher of eclectica, a purveyor of literary mixtapes, and a weekly-themed quasi-magazine featuring daily instalments of critical writing on Poetry, Fiction, Music and now-infamous ‘Wider Reading,’ without stopping publishing weekly selections from the exponentially growing number of chapbook submissions.

Silver Press

The Debutante and Other Stories

Silver Press is an independent feminist publisher, based in London.

In 2017, Silver Press published The Debutante and Other Stories, the first collected edition of Leonora Carrington’s short stories, and Your Silence Will Not Protect You, which brought Audre Lorde’s essays and poems together in one volume for the first time. In 2018, they published a new edition of Nell Dunn’s book of conversations from 1965, Talking to Women. In autumn 2019, they brought out the first translation of the filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s memoir from 2013, My Mother Laughs. Their forthcoming books are Zong! by M. NourbeSe Philip and Revolutionary Letters by Diane di Prima.

Silver Press was founded by Joanna Biggs, Sarah Shin and Alice Spawls.

Silvertail Press

Seven Skins: The second addictive thriller in the critically-acclaimed Jackie Shaw series

Silvertail Books is a leading independent publishing house based in the UK. These pages showcase our outstanding selection of fiction and non-fiction and introduce you to our brilliant authors, who range from first-time novelists to award-winning investigative journalists and experts in a variety of fields, from environmental issues to policing. We are also the only publisher in the UK who publishes books critical of the notorious Church of Scientology. 

All our books have two things in common: great stories and wonderful writing. Please have a look round and if you click on FREE BOOKS we’ll send you a couple of free books and keep you updated on new releases and special offers. Thank you for reading and please visit us again.

Sinister Horror Company

I Dream Of Mirrors

The Sinister Horror Company has a simple mission: to write, publish and launch innovative and exciting genre fiction.

Established in 2015, the Sinister Horror Company is an independent press run by Justin Park. He uses the presses independent status to take chances and release stories from those daring to try something a little different. From unsettling modern gothic to soul-crunchingly bleak and extreme, the spectrum of the Sinister catalogue is varied, but the quality of their output is never compromised – something they have built a well regarded reputation on.

Siren Press

Set up in 2008 to promote vital, politically engaged, feminist voices.

The Siren Press prides itself in selecting unusual, quality fiction. We aim to publish the work of talented authors from around the globe, and hope to support both new and established authors.

Our list will grow to include quirky and unusual novels, written in an intelligent and engaging way. We also wish to promote short fiction and other more niche forms of writing, such as micro fiction.

Sixth Element

Poetry And Stories From A Working Class Mind

Sixth Element Publishing is a creative and dynamic design and publishing partnership based in the North East of England. We love books, we make books, we write books, we help other writers write books!

Our publishing services for authors include mentoring, editing, proofreading, typesetting, cover design, print, distribution and promotion.

Skylight Press

In Different Skies

We are a small independent publisher based in Cheltenham in south-west England. We specialise in high quality esoteric and occult books, along with a bit of literary fiction, history, music and serious gardening.

Smokestack Books

Accursed Poets: Dissident Poetry from Soviet Russia 1960-80

Smokestack is an independent publisher of radical and unconventional poetry run by Andy Croft. He has been active for many years in community writing projects in the North-east. Writing Residencies include the Hartlepool Headland, the Great North Run, the Southwell Poetry Festival, the Combe Down Stone Mines Project, HMP Holme House and HMP Moorland. He runs the Ripon poetry festival and the T-junction international poetry festival on Teesside. He writes a regular poetry column for the Morning Star.

Short-listed for the British Book Awards Small Press of the Year 2019 and 2020.


Hell's Ditch (The Black Road Book 1)

Snowbooks, established in 2003, is an award-winning independent publisher of fine genre fiction. 

Over the last 18 years, we’ve published books that have sold in the tens of thousands. We’ve also published books that have only sold a handful of copies: such is independent publishing. But we have taken a searing pride in each and every one of them. And we have been a foundry for emerging talent. Paula Brackston, George Mann, Mark Hodder, Leila Johnston, James Brogden, Matthew De Abaitua and more found their first home at Snowbooks, going on to become leading lights in the next generation of genre authors.

Speculative Books

Independent Publishers established in 2016 and based in Glasgow, Scotland. Join our incredible subscription service now to get a brand new book every month.


Above the Fat

Splice is a venture with a lot of moving parts, but there are three main pillars that support its work, each one operating at a different pace to the others…

Splice is a small press

Every two years, we publish three collections of short stories to showcase the work of three outstanding writers. Each collection stands on its own, but we hope that their shared aesthetic will encourage you to listen out for the harmonies and discords between all three. Once the three collections have been released, the work of the three authors will be brought together in an anthology. We also publish a novel during this period.

Splice is an online review

The review is the steady pulse underlying the occasional output of the small press. New material usually goes live online every Monday and Wednesday, including at least one in-depth book review (around 2,000 words) and either another review or an interview with an author, translator, or editor. Although we’ll feature the work of guest contributors here and there, most of our reviews will come from our masthead contributors and some will come from our small press authors.

Importantly, most reviews will spotlight a recent title published by another small press. By devoting close attention and consideration to small press publications, Splice aims to shed light on the lasting value they possess beyond the minimal worth suggested by their market price. They cost very little, but often they mean a lot, and our hope is that good, insightful criticism can do justice to the qualities that can’t be accounted for in pounds and pence. Ultimately, then, Splice exists to attract adventurous readers to the innovative and unconventional works of literature that exist outside the publishing mainstream — works that usually come into being from writers and publishers involved in Britain’s community of small presses.

Splice is an anthology

At the end of each two-year period, the three authors showcased via the small press come together in anthology in which they “splice” their work with the work of another writer. Each author will contribute some previously unpublished material, and each one will select and introduce the work of another writer who they believe deserves more attention. These three new writers will contribute their own material to the anthology — some fresh, some previously published — and then they’ll be brought into the Splice stable, commissioned to publish new work in future and to nominate new and interesting writers of their own.

In essence, the anthology functions as a way of consolidating the Splice community and broadening its scope. It’s intended to capture the attention of readers we haven’t reached yet, and then to intersect with the online review by directing their attention to the valuable titles published throughout the small press community.

SST Publications

A Head Full of Ghosts

Recipient of the Horror Writers Association Specialty Press Award for 2019

SST Publications (Short, Scary Tales Publications) is a small UK independent publisher with huge dreams that was founded in 1999 by Paul Fry. In 2000, we published our first title, Cold Storage, a horror collection including an introduction by the legendary Graham Masterton.

We have been extremely lucky to publish some of the best authors in the business. Including Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale, Robert McCammon, Clive Barker, Ray Garton, Ed Gorman, Bentley Little, plus many more…

Our aim is to produce the highest-quality titles. But our top priority is to treat everyone how we’d like to be treated. We think that’s extremely important in any business.

Stairwell Books

Blackbird's Song: A story of the Russian Revolution

Stairwell Books is a Small Press publisher who specialises in good writing from new writers.

There has been a sea change in the landscape of publishing which has seen patterns of ownership adjust in line with many other business areas where institutional ownership requires more guaranteed and higher returns. In turn large publishing houses are less able to gamble on new authors.

This slack is being taken up by small private publishers who can find and print the next generation of authors. Stairwell Books is well placed with a stable of fancied winners drawn mainly from the York and Yorkshire region. None the less, we cannot turn down good writing, wherever it is found so our list contains a writer or two from around the world.

We are now looking for writing that touches on big themes, brings new insight into ourselves and our past and for today’s filmic generation is both literary and visual.

Stewed Rhubarb Press

Stewed Rhubarb began its life as a spoken-word pamphlet publisher at 1am in an Edinburgh garrett. Its very first publication, The Glassblower Dances by Rachel McCrum, won the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award in 2013. Stewed Rhubarb went on to publish sixteen pamphlets and an anthology over the next four years with Rachel McCrum and James T. Harding as co-editors.

In 2018, Stewed Rhubarb relaunched with James T. Harding and Rebecca Raeburn at the helm, with Duncan Lockerbie taking their place in 2020. Its continuing mission is to treat spoken-word poetry and novellas with the enthusiasm and respect they deserve.

Stone Skin Press


Stone Skin Press – writing at the crossroads.

Where genre meets literature, where geek culture meets the mainstream, there is Stone Skin Press. With a series of literary anthologies to challenge the boundaries between genres and creative scenes, Stone Skin gathers together writers from such disparate fields as gaming, literary fiction, F/SF, film, YA, comics, and podcasting. Its eclectic author rosters bring colliding perspectives to bear on themes that combine the classic with the surprising.

Stonewood Press

woman who couldnt finish things

Stonewood Press is an independent publisher dedicated to promoting new writing with an emphasis on contemporary short stories, fiction and poetry.

Founded in 2011, Stonewood cares about its authors and its books, nurturing talent from around the world with an aim to develop a list that inspires and delights. We want to publish challenging and high quality writing in English without the pressures associated with mainstream publishing.


Only The Stains Remain

STORGY was founded in 2013 by Tomek Dzido and Anthony Self as a means by which to explore the short story form and engage with readers and artists alike. An online literary short story magazine consisting of a core group of dedicated writers, STORGY aims to inspire artistic collaboration and provide opportunities for creative minds to meet.

STORGY seeks to publish and promote exceptional literary fiction whilst providing authors with the opportunity to reach a wider literary audience. We take pride in discovering new and emerging talent, whilst also celebrating the work of established writers. 

Strange Attractor Press

Neighbor George

Strange Attractor Press is an independent publishing house, founded in 2003, based in London, UK and run by Mark Pilkington and Jamie Sutcliffe.

We edit, publish and produce all of our titles in-house, aided by freelance editors, designers, illustrators and proof readers, commissioned on a project-by-project basis.

Nearly two decades since its inception, with numerous exhibitions and books in its past, and in its future, Strange Attractor Press continues its mission to celebrate unpopular culture. Join us.

Strangers Press

STRANGERS PRESS is focused on publishing literary translations and international writing in innovative or creative ways. We’re particularly interested in the idea of translation as a form of cultural exchange – that cultures might learn things about each other, in multiple ways, through the process – and seek to publish in a way that celebrates or foregrounds that, in collaboration with the British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia,  and The National Centre for Writing.

Structo Magazine and Press


Structo is an independent literary magazine and press. We publish short stories, poetry, interviews and essays. We often publish work in translation.

Swift Press

The High House

Swift Press is an independent publishing company that launched in June 2020. Part of the Independent Alliance, Swift Press publishes literary fiction as well as crime and thrillers, and a broad offering of trade non-fiction.

Our full website will appear soon.

Sylph Editions

On Wandsworth Bridge

Based in London, Sylph Editions publish fiction, monographs, theoretical essays, limited-edition art and photography books, and different forms of experimental writing. The publications are presented either as individual books or as ongoing series. The emphasis is on works in which image and text co-exist as one, supporting and reinforcing one another. Every work is meticulously produced and curated by us, from the early stages through to typography, design, editing and finally printing and binding. We take pride in giving equal care to content and form.

Sylph Editions is also an independent art and design studio that handles all forms of print design with a special emphasis on books. Based in London, we work both locally and internationally on a variety of projects.


    • I don’t have one favourite as such but I’ve bought a lot of books from the following, Atlantic, Black & White Publishing, Honno Press, Legend, Lightning, Louise Walters and Orenda. Before they folded earlier this year I also bought a lot from Urbane. Many of their authors have now been snapped up by Bloodhound so I’ll be keeping an eye on their new releases.

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