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ACA PublishingAlain Charles Asia is a British publishing house producing China focused publications since 1989. ACA is best known for the authoritative China Business Handbook.
Action BooksNotre Dame, INAlain Charles Asia is a British publishing house producing China focused publications since 1989. ACA is best known for the authoritative China Business Handbook.
Amazon CrossingSeattle, USAAmazon Crossing is the leading publisher of translated books in the US. We publish award-winning and bestselling books from around the globe, making international literature accessible to many readers for the first contactno
And Other StoriesSheffield, UK"We are an independent, not-for-profit publisher of innovative contemporary writing from around the world." See their blog Ampersand for news. / You also need to pay for membership
ArchipelagoBrooklyn, NYA not-for-profit press devoted to publishing excellent translations of classic and contemporary world literature. In our first fifteen years, we have brought out close to two hundred books from more than thirty-five languages. (small stipend)
Arte Publico PressHouston, Texas, USAArte Público Press, in Houston, Texas, is the largest US publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by US Hispanic authors, part of the University of Houston. It publishes approximately 30 titles per year.
Atlantic BooksLondonIndependent British publishing house founded in 2000. Translation forms a small but important part of the titles published. Fiction/Non Fiction. A separate commercial fiction imprint Corvus
Astra Publishing HouseNew York, USAAstra House is dedicated to publishing authors across genres and from around the world. We value works that are authentic, ask new questions, present counter-narratives and original thinking, challenge our assumptions, and broaden and deepen our understanding of the world. Our mission is to advocate for authors who experience their subject deeply and personally, and who have a strong point of view; writers who represent multifaceted expressions of intellectual thought and personal experience, and who can introduce readers to new perspectives about their everyday lives as well as the lives of others.
Aurora Metro BooksLondon, UKIndependent publisher of contemporary fiction, non-fiction & drama. Has published works in translation from over 20 languages and received two PEN Translates awards. Also shortlisted 5 times for Marsh Award for Children's Literature in Translation and for IPG Diversity award 2019 & 2020. Over 250 writers published including Nawal el Saadawi, Benjamin Zephaniah, Meera Syal, Germaine Greer, Jean-Claude Carriere, Eliette Abecassis, Lars-Henrik Olsen and Suchen Christine Lim. Runs biennial competition for women writers The Virginia Prize for Fiction.
BalestierStaines, UKFounded in 2015, Balestier Press is an independent publisher proudly presenting the hidden gems of contemporary world literature, picture books, comics/graphic novels and memoirs, with a focus on Asia, Pacific and Africa. We enable a greater variety of original voices to be heard by collaborating with writers, translators, and illustrators worldwide, with the belief that the beauty of literature, stories and thoughts can connect different cultures and people across borders.

Series and Imprints: Balestier Series of World Literature, Balestier Academic, Hearing Others’ Voices, 若意文化

World Literature with a focus on Asia, Pacific and Africa.
BiblioasisOntario, Canada -
Bitter Lemon PressLondon, UKUnder the Bitter Lemon Press imprint we aim to bring our readers high quality thrillers and other contemporary crime fiction books from abroad. We are dedicated to the crime genre and publish dark, sexy and often humorous novels that expose the seamier side of society. Our list includes talented authors from Continental Europe, Latin America, the US and New Zealand. Most of our books are translations that have won prizes and received critical acclaim in their home countries and we have introduced a number of celebrated crime and thriller writers whose works were not available before in English. These include Tonino Benacquista of France, Leonardo Padura of Cuba and Gianrico Carofiglio of Italy, and many others.
Black CatImprint of Grove Atlantic
Bloodaxe BooksHexham, Northumberland, UKBloodaxe Books has revolutionised poetry publishing in Britain over four decades. Internationally renowned for quality in literature and excellence in book design, our authors and books have won virtually every major literary award given to poetry, from the T.S. Eliot Prize and Pulitzer to the Nobel Prize. And books like the Staying Alive anthology series have broken new ground by opening up contemporary poetry to many thousands of new readers.

Grant support from Arts Council England makes it possible for Bloodaxe to publish up to thirty new titles a year by a bold and diverse range of new and established writers from Britain, Ireland, America and many other countries, including poetry in translation and proportionally more collections by women poets than any other British imprint.

Bloodaxe Books was founded in Newcastle by Neil Astley in 1978. It became a non-profit limited company in 1982. Based in offices on Newcastle’s Quayside for many years and later behind the station, the operation was split three ways in 1997, with distribution taken over by Littlehampton Book Services, sales and finance managed from Bala in North Wales, and editorial, publicity and rights moving to a new base in Northumberland (from 2000 to 2014 at Highgreen Manor in the Tarset valley).

Bloodaxe’s main office is now at South Park, Hexham, Northumberland, while finance and sales data are managed from Bala. Distribution is handled by Grantham Book Services (GBS), while book trade marketing is done by PGUK.
https://www.bloodaxebooks.comsubmissions@bloodaxebooks.comBy post only (email is just for queries). Must include a stamped address envelope with return postage.
Bluemoose BooksWest Yorkshire, UKBluemoose 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 millions of pounds to promote our writers but we do manage through innovative marketing to get our books into high street bookstores and reviewed in the national press. If you’re looking for orange headed celebrity books, you’ve probably come to the wrong place. But if you want brilliant stories that have travelled from Hebden Bridge, across the border into Lancashire, down to London across to Moscow, Sofia and Budapest and into the United States, Australia, India, Colombia and Greenland, Iceland and Bosnia Herzevogina then Bluemoose is the publisher for you. should be sent electronically to
BOA EditionsRochester, NYBOA Editions, Ltd., a not-for-profit publisher of poetry and other literary works, fosters readership and appreciation of contemporary literature. By identifying, cultivating, and publishing both new and established poets and selecting authors of unique literary talent, BOA brings high quality literature to the public. Support for this effort comes from the sale of its publications, grant funding, and private donations.
Book*hug PressCanadaCelebrating adventures in literary publishing since 2004, Book*hug Press (formerly BookThug) is a radically optimistic Canadian independent literary press working at the forefront of contemporary book culture. Our mandate is to publish innovative and contemporary books of literary fiction, literary nonfiction, literature in translation, and poetry by emerging and established writers. Our mission is to publish work that meaningfully contributes to and reflects culture and society; books that challenge and push at the boundaries of cultural expectations. We are most interested in literary work that is bold, challenging, innovative, and takes risks; writing that feels necessary and urgent.
Braddock Avenue BooksUSABraddock Avenue Books is an independent literary publisher looking for works that speak to the difficulties and rewards of being human. We prefer fiction in a realistic mode and favor serious long-form essays that engage with contemporary circumstances in a style aimed at an educated, but not necessarily academic, audience.
Burning Eye BooksSouthwest, UKHere at Burning Eye Books we think of ourselves an an upstart indie punk publishing co.

Burning Eye Books is small independent publisher in the South West predominately specialising in promoting spoken word artists. We aim to dispel the assumption that performance poetry does not transfer well to page as well as give emerging and established artist opportunities to be published where they might be rejected from other traditional poetry publishers. We look for the bold, the fearless and the strange, and we pride ourselves on providing a conscious portfolio of brilliant poets and writers.
Carcanet PressManchester, UKWelcome to Carcanet Press, one of the outstanding independent literary publishers of our time. Now in its fifth decade, Carcanet publishes the most comprehensive and diverse list available of modern and classic poetry in English and in translation, as well as a range of inventive fiction, Lives and Letters and literary criticism.
Cassava RepublicLondon, UK and Abuja, NigeriaCassava Republic Press was founded in Abuja, Nigeria, 2006 by Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and Jeremy Weate with the aim of bringing high quality fiction and non-fiction for adults and children alike to a global audience. We have offices in Abuja and London.
Our mission is to change the way we all think about African writing. We think that contemporary African prose should be rooted in African experience in all its diversity, whether set in filthy-yet-sexy megacities such as Lagos or Kinshasa, in little-known communities outside of Bahia, in the recent past or indeed the near future.
We also think the time has come to build a new body of African writing that links writers and readers from Benin to Bahia. It’s therefore the right time to ask challenging questions of African writing – where have we come from, where are we now, where are we going? Our role is to facilitate and participate in addressing these questions, as our list grows. We are still just beginning.
Catalyst PressUS, and South AfricaCatalyst Press was founded in 2017 as a literary spark, bringing voices from around the globe to readers everywhere. We publish books that reveal the world from different perspectives and different understandings. Publishing literary fiction, graphic novels, memoir, travel, crime fiction, science, and books for young readers, our authors explore lives, stories, and places in ways that make our global community feel more connected. Change can happen in lots of ways, but we think it begins one page at a time.
CB EditionsUK?CB editions publishes short fiction, poetry, translations and other work which, as the Guardian noted, ‘might otherwise fall through the cracks between the big publishers’. The first four books were published in November 2007. CBe titles have won prizes for fiction, poetry and translation, and have been shortlisted for other awards (among those the Goldsmiths Prize and Guardian First Book Award). (one-man operation!!)
Charco PressEdinburgh, UKCharco Press focuses on finding outstanding contemporary Latin American literature and bringing it to new readers in the English-speaking world.
Circumference PressUSA?A press for poetry in translation. Circumference Books is a partnership with Circumference Magazine.
Co-impressChicago, USAco•im•press (collaborative—cooperative—immediate) is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit literary organization that publishes strange, transgressive, or “unpublishable” poetry, prose, and translations by unsung or under-sung authors and translators. We seek texts that meet the needs of an audience craving a precise combination of formal and linguistic rigor mixed with emotional complexity and dis-ease. The press obsesses over the visceral-mystical, a poetics in which authors explore the body's inherent excesses, strangenesses, pains, vices, traumas, possessions, leakings, effusions, preoccupations, losses, urges, and failings in the pursuit of hard-won discoveries and wisdom.
co•im•press has an unabashed favoritism toward writers and translators working in Chicago and the Midwest. It is Chicagoist.
co•im•press seeks to keep its authors’ works available using emergent, state-of-the-art, and sustaibable technologies.
co•im•press is dedicated to working with authors and translators who want to learn about the publishing process; are interested in collaborating on innovative fundraising, networking, and production solutions; and are eager to brainstorm ideas for marketing and promoting their own work through reading tours, events, word of mouth, grassroots initiatives, and ingenious publicity stunts.
Coach House BooksToronto, CanadaCoach House publishes innovative poetry, literary fiction, drama and select nonfiction.
We do not publish children’s books, cookbooks, fantasy, historical romances, memoirs, mysteries, science fiction or self-help books. We receive several hundred submissions per year and accept only ten or so.
Coffee House PressMinneapolis, USACoffee House Press began as a small letterpress operation in 1972 and has grown into an internationally renowned nonprofit publisher of literary fiction, essay, poetry, and other work that doesn’t fit neatly into genre categories.

Through our Books in Action program and publications, we’ve become interdisciplinary collaborators and incubators for new work and audience experiences. Our vision for the future is one in which a publisher is a catalyst and connector.

Adventurous readers, arts enthusiasts, community builders, and risk takers—join us.
Comma PressManchester, UKComma Press is a not-for-profit publisher specialising in the short story and fiction in translation, committed to a spirit of risk-taking, and aiming to put the short story at the heart of contemporary narrative culture. They publish collections by new and established authors, interdisciplinary collaborations between authors and experts, and translation commissions devised to identify cutting-edge (often marginalised) voices from across the world. Their award-winning publications include The Iraqi Christ by Hassan Blasim, Tea at the Midland by David Constantine, You Should Come With Me Now by M. John Harrison, The Sea Cloak by Nayrouz Qarmout, and the first ever collection of science-fiction from Palestine, Palestine +100.
In 2019 and 2020 they were shortlisted by The British Book Awards for ‘Small Press of the Year’ (North of England). Comma Press also works as a writer development agency, delivering short story courses throughout the year, and hosting the annual National Creative Writing Industry Day to give every kind of aspiring writer access to advice, knowledge and skills from industry professionals. Comma Press founded the Northern Fiction Alliance in 2016 alongside three other leading independents, Peepal Tree Press, Dead Ink Books and And Other Stories, and have since been joined by a range of publishers such as Bluemoose Books, Saraband and Valley Press. The Alliance is a radical publishing collective devised to showcase the creativity, diversity and outward-looking agenda that sets publishers in the North of England apart. short stories
Corylus BooksUKSmall independent publisher of translated crime fiction (especially crime fiction with a social dimension). Preference for less translated languages (first year of publication: Romanian, Icelandic). publishes about 4 titles a year
Cross-Cultural Communicatrions / New Feral PressNew YorkNew Feral Press continues the work of The Feral Press/Prehensile Pencil Publications, which has been publishing poetry, short fiction, and prose essays since 2005. The press is run by Joan and John Digby who design and produce all publications in their Oyster Bay, New York studio.
CSU Poetry CenterCleveland, USAThe CSU Poetry Center is a nonprofit independent press based in the English department of Cleveland State University. We publish 3–5 titles a year of contemporary poetry, essays, and translations. The CSU Poetry Center is planning to open for submissions of book-length works of poetry in translation in spring 2020, and is currently interested in receiving such works as a press. They will consider work on the line between poetry and essay, as well.
Dalkey ArchiveUK & US officesDalkey Archive Press is a publisher of fiction, poetry, and literary criticism in Illinois in the United States, Dublin, and London, specializing in the publication or republication of lesser known, often avant-garde works. The publisher is named after the novel The Dalkey Archive, by the Irish author Flann O'Brien
Daunt Books (Originals)LondonDaunt Books Publishing is an independent publisher based in London. Founded in 2010, we grew out of Daunt Books, an independent chain of bookshops in London and the South-East. We publish the finest and most exciting new writing in English and in translation, whether that’s literary fiction – novels and short stories – or narrative non-fiction including essays and memoir. We also publish modern classics, reviving authors who have been overlooked and publishing them in bold editions with introductions from the best contemporary writers. We are responsible for bringing the work of Sybille Bedford, Dorothy Baker, M.F.K. Fisher, Natalia Ginzburg and Vivian Gornick back into print. In 2020 we launched Daunt Books Originals, an imprint for bold and inventive new writing in English and in translation. The first authors on this list include Elisa Shua Duspain (translated by Aneesa Abbas Higgins), Kathryn Scanlan, Amina Cain, Brenda Navarro (translated by Sophie Hughes) and Brandon Taylor.
Daunt Books PublishingLondonFounded in 2010, the Daunt Books imprint is dedicated to publishing brilliant writing by authors from around the world. Whether bringing modern classics back into print or discovering fresh literary voices in English and translation, we’re drawn to distinctive writing with an international outlook. With our roots as a travel bookshop, the titles we publish are inspired by the Daunt shops themselves, and the exciting atmosphere of discovery to be found in a well-curated bookshop. emailno
Dedalus BooksCambridgeshire, UKDedalus is a publisher of literary fiction and began publishing on November 30th 1983. Our first list consisted of three first novels, one of which The Arabian Nightmare by Robert Irwin has been translated into twenty languages and is now considered a modern classic.
The Dedalus list includes contemporary English language fiction, translated European fiction in the Decadence from Dedalus, Dedalus European Classics, Dedalus Europe 1992 -2012, Dedalus Euro Shorts series and Dedalus Anthologies. Dedalus also publishes literary non-fiction in the Dark Master, City Noir and Concept Book series. The Dedalus Africa list publishes African literature in translation.
Dedalus has invented its own distinctive genre, which we term distorted reality, where the bizarre, the unusual, the grotesque and the surreal meld in a kind of intellectual fiction which is very European.
Our mission is to be unique: an exciting, innovative and distinctive alternative to commercial publishing, to find new talent and put British publishing at the heart of Europe. (
Dedalus PressDublin, IrelandThe Dedalus Press is one of Ireland’s best known and longest running literary imprints, specialising in the best in contemporary Irish poetry and poetry from around the world in translation. We also publish occasional prose titles by poets, or books which survey or explore aspects of the world of poetry. The press receives support from The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and is a not-for-profit enterprise dedicated to improving the visibility of poetry and the lot of poets. Dubbed “one of the most outward-looking poetry presses in Ireland and the UK” (, the press, named for James Joyce’s Stephen Dedalus, is heir to both a classical inheritance and a particularly Irish interpretation of same.
Deep VellumDallasDeep Vellum is a literary arts organization with the mission to bring the world into conversation through literature by publishing underrepresented, marginalized, and vital literary voices, while building a more vibrant literary community in the Dallas community and beyond. Will Evansno
Dorothy BooksSt. LouisRecently named one of five small presses “slyly changing the industry for the better” (flavorwire), Dorothy, a publishing project is dedicated to works of fiction or near fiction or about fiction, mostly by women. Each fall, we publish two new books simultaneously. We work to pair books that draw upon different aesthetic traditions, because a large part of our interest in literature lies in its possibilities, its endless stylistic and formal variety. Dorothy books are available through most major retail channels, but we offer special sales on titles purchased together through this website, to encourage readers to approach them as a conversation (a project)., open reading periodsyes - for WashU MFA students
Emily BooksEuropa Editions is an independent publisher of quality fiction. The company was founded in 2005 by Sandro Ferri and Sandra Ozzola Ferri, who are also the owners and publishers of the Italian press, Edizioni E/O. The idea behind the creation of Europa Editions was to capitalize on Edizioni E/O’s deep roots in European publishing to bring fresh international voices to the American and British markets and to provide quality editions that have a distinct look and consistently high levels of editorial standards. The Europa catalog is eclectic, reflecting the founders’ belief that dialogue between nations and cultures is of vital importance and that this exchange is facilitated by literature chosen not only for its ability to entertain and fascinate but also to inform and enlighten.
Europa EditionsNew York/ItalyEuropa Editions is an independent publisher of quality fiction. The company was founded in 2005 by Sandro Ferri and Sandra Ozzola Ferri, who are also the owners and publishers of the Italian press, Edizioni E/O. The idea behind the creation of Europa Editions was to capitalize on Edizioni E/O’s deep roots in European publishing to bring fresh international voices to the American and British markets and to provide quality editions that have a distinct look and consistently high levels of editorial standards. The Europa catalog is eclectic, reflecting the founders’ belief that dialogue between nations and cultures is of vital importance and that this exchange is facilitated by literature chosen not only for its ability to entertain and fascinate but also to inform and enlighten. unclear whether they accept unsolicited submissionsno
Feminist PressNew YorkThe Feminist Press is an educational nonprofit organization founded to advance women's rights and amplify feminist perspectives. FP publishes classic and new writing from around the world, creates cutting-edge programs, and elevates silenced and marginalized voices in order to support personal transformation and social justice for all people. editor@feministpress.orgyes (paid, but just small daily stipend to cover transportation)
FitzcarraldoLondonFitzcarraldo Editions is an independent publisher specialising in contemporary fiction and long-form essays. Founded in 2014, it focuses on ambitious, imaginative and innovative writing, both in translation and in the English language. the info@ address asking for permission to propose/submit - they will
Floricanto Press USAFloricanto Press focuses on Latino/Hispanic people and trends, and its publishing programs examine a broad spectrum of social, cultural, political, and economic issues impinging upon our pluralistic communities as well as the societal structures at large affecting them. Floricanto Press Hispanic Latino Books: "Por nuestra cultura hablarán nuestros libros. Our books shall speak for our culture."
Francis BoutleLondonIndependent book publisher and online bookstore, specialising in translated literature, European lesser used languages and social history.
Galley Beggar PressNorwichGALLEY BEGGAR PRESS is an independent publisher committed to publishing daring, innovative fiction and narrative non-fiction.
Founded in 2012, we are particularly keen to support writers of great literary talent writing outside the norm, who push the boundaries of form and language. Over the past six years, our authors – from Preti Taneja (We that are young), to Eimear McBride (A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing), Alex Pheby (Playthings, Lucia), Paul Ewen (Francis Plug) and beyond – have gone on to be longlisted, shortlisted, and the winners of over twenty of the world’s most prestigious literary awards, including the Women’s Prize for Fiction, The Wellcome Book Prize, The Goldsmiths Prize, The Desmond Elliott Prize, The Jan Michalski Prize, The Folio Prize, The Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the Frank O’Connor Short Story Prize.
We have been called a “small-but-mighty institution” (The Desmond Elliott Prize), a “tiny publisher… with a cartload of guts” (The Guardian), and “revolutionary” (The Telegraph).
GALLEY BEGGAR PRESS is run by its co-founders, Sam Jordison and Eloise Millar.
Gallic BooksLondonGallic Books was founded by francophile former Random House colleagues Jane Aitken and Pilar Webb in 2007, and has been publishing the best of French in English for over ten years. In 2015 we expanded our catalogue to include an eclectic selection of English fiction from around the world.

Our aim is to give English book lovers a taste of true French reading, and to discover great fiction, written in English, from far and wide. Our authors hail from all points of the globe and the stories they tell span centuries and continents, from Jazz Age Sydney to wartime Suffolk, from New Zealand in the sixties to contemporary London, from modern day South Africa to the heart of the French Revolution. Aitkin jane@gallicbooks.com59 Ebury Street
T: 020 7259 9336
Please note that we unfortunately cannot accept unsolicited submissions.
GlagoslavUK / NetherlandsAn independent British-Dutch press -
Glagoslav publishes contemporary fiction and non-fiction by authors from these three countries, and also republishes valuable works from the past that, despite their enduring relevance, are currently unavailable in English and Dutch. Our books are produced in soft- and hardcover, as well as in the most popular electronic formats for English and Dutch readers, both adult and children. The target audience we have in mind when we select our books is extremely diverse and is spread all across the planet. What its members have in common is an interest in the literature, culture, and history of Eastern Europe and an appreciation of high quality writing. To ensure that the quality of the translation matches that of the original, we work with experienced translators who have demonstrated the necessary expertise and literary gifts appropriate to each project.
Granta BooksLondon note, we regret that we are no longer able to accept unsolicited submissions and cannot enter into correspondence regarding works submitted in this way. info@grantabooks.comNot accepting
GraywolfUSAGraywolf Press is a nonprofit publisher of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and genre-defying literature whose aim is to foster new thinking about what it means to live in the world today. go through agentsyes
Green Integer BooksLos Angeles, USAEdited by Per Bregne, Green Integer publishes a wide variety of works by leading artists, critics and historians. Some titles are new works by contemporary artists, others are important but overlooked works by some of history's greatest writers, and yet others, by great writers both living and long ago passed, represent significant international works which have never before been published in English.

The smaller format of most of the books (6" x 4.25") make these important works highly portable for those who don't want to sacrifice their love of literature and learning for lack of a structured space and time for reading.

Works published to date include critical essays, interviews, poems, plays, fragments of suppressed writings, radio dialogs, journals, philosophical essays, short fiction, speeches and novels.
Grove AtlanticUSAGrove Press is an American publishing imprint that was founded in 1947. Imprints include: Black Cat, Evergreen, Venus Library, and Zebra. Barney Rosset purchased the company in 1951 and turned it into an alternative book press in the United States. He partnered with Richard Seaver to bring French literature to the United States. The Atlantic Monthly Press, under the aegis of its publisher, Morgan Entrekin, merged with Grove Press in 1991. Grove later became an imprint of the publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc. agent
HarperViaUSAHarperVia is an imprint dedicated to publishing extraordinary international voices, offering readers the chance to encounter other lives and other points of view via the language of the imagination.
Harvill SeckerLondonFounded in 1910, Harvill Secker is the dynamic, international imprint at Vintage. Our books range from prizewinning literary fiction and non-fiction to bestselling crime and thrillers. Our writers include Haruki Murakami, Jo Nesbo, J.M. Coetzee, Imogen Hermes Gowar, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ruth Ware, Louis de Bernières, Abir Mukherjee, Denise Mina, Tommy Orange, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Édouard Louis. agent - or contact?
Head of ZeusLondonHead of Zeus is an award-winning independent publisher of genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. We are based in Clerkenwell, London, but our reach is global. Over the last seven years, we have published 93 (and counting) #1 bestsellers around the world, won 16 literary prizes and two industry awards. All our writers, whether debut author or Sunday Times bestseller, are published in digital, print and audio formats with a zeal that merges talent with tradecraft and technology.
HoopoeCairo, EgyptHoopoe is a new imprint for engaged, open-minded readers hungry for outstanding fiction that challenges headlines, re-imagines histories, and celebrates original storytelling.

We’re seeking fresh writing from Marrakesh to Baghdad and Khartoum to Aleppo for adventurous readers everywhere. From historical epics, social satire, police procedurals and stories of the future Middle East: we will publish the exciting and the unexpected.

Through elegant paperback and digital editions, we’re championing bold, contemporary writing and the finest, groundbreaking authors of today. is a place of discovery for our growing community around the world, where we’ll share inspiring writing from the Middle East and where readers can explore interviews with our authors and commentaries from our translators and editors.
Hope Road London, UKHopeRoad was founded in 2010 by Rosemarie Hudson, a book-lover who has always wanted to encourage exciting new talent, publish those authors herself and bring them to our attention. Her emphasis has been to promote the best writing from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, with themes of identity, cultural stereotyping and disability of particular interest. With her instinct for quality, Rosemarie has a record of choosing prize-winning writers for the HopeRoad list, only publishing work she cares for passionately.https://www.hoperoadpublishing.com or email
Huza Press RwandaPromoting contemporary African writing
Indiana University PressINDIANA UNIVERSITY
Indiana University Press’s mission is to inform and inspire scholars, students, and thoughtful general readers by disseminating ideas and knowledge of global significance, regional importance, and lasting value.

The Press will be an ultimate expression of the influence of the University in scientific and intellectual publishing. While thoroughly aware of its primary function—that of publishing the results of scholarly research—the Press will make every effort to balance its program with books in all fields of learning which will appeal to the intelligent general reader.

The Press will endeavor to extend the University’s teaching and research beyond the library, laboratory, and classroom, thus performing a function of a university peculiarly important in a democracy.

…While its interest will be wide, the Press is particularly concerned with the promotion of regional culture and literature in the Midwestern area.
Indigo Press...decolonization – of the mind or of the body/country – is a key element of the press, and indeed all the authors on our 2018/2019 list are from countries which the UK has colonized or occupied (Australia, Eritrea, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Sudan, Syria/Canada and the USA). I am a citizen of Ireland as well as of the UK and this spirit of internationalism, feminism and socialism is a founding principle. The Indigo Press is the latest addition to a portfolio of book businesses that comprise the MILD Group, which includes long-established rights specialists The Marsh Agency, award-winning independent bookshop Dulwich Books, and LiveLit, a successful literary events series, that includes two annual literary festivals.
Interlink PublishingMassachussetts, USAEstablished in 1987, Interlink Publishing is a Massachusetts-based independent publishing house that offers a global, cosmopolitan perspective. Our list is devoted to works of literature, history, contemporary politics, art, cultural guides, international cuisine, and illustrated children’s books from around the world.
Istros BooksLondonIstros Books was set up in 2011 in order to publish and promote literature in translation from SE Europe and the Balkans. In its short history, it has managed to prove itself at the forefront of discovering and promoting exciting new works, ranging from essays on the state of the EU by Slavoj Žižek, to six winners of the EU Prize for Literature.
We are proud to continue our committment to bringing you fresh and exciting works in English translation, including the joint titles published with Peter Owen as part of the World Series collection from Slovenia and Serbia.At Istros, we believe that good literature can transcend national interests and speak to us with the common voice of human experience. Discovering contemporary voices and rediscovering forgotten ones, Istros Books works hard to bring you the best that SE European literature can offer - and that's an area with some bloody good stories to tell! With the magnificent work of translators from all over the world, we manage to bring out 5-7 titles a year,

Jacaranda BooksUnited KingdomJacaranda Books is an award winning independent publisher of award winning adult fiction, non-fiction & YA.

Our ethos is simple – we are committed to publishing ground-breaking writing with a dedication to creating space on the bookshelf for diverse ideas and writers.
Jantar BooksUnited KingdomJantar is an independent publisher of European literary fiction and poetry. It was initally set up in 2011 to provide English-speaking readers access to Central European literary fiction. Since 2017, it has been working more broadly with fiction and poetry that explores the borders of European language and culture. (Description based on the 'About Us' section of their website.)
JieliChinaSmall publisher, Paper Republic advert initially posted by Jack Hargreaves
Jonathan Cape (imprint of PRH)
Jonathan Cape has been the home of some of the finest writing in the world for nearly a century. With more Booker Prizes wins and shortlistings than any other publisher, Cape is renowned for its prizewinning fiction, non-fiction, poetry and graphic novels.
Kaya PressCalifornia, USAKaya Press is an independent non-profit publisher of writers of the Asian and Pacific Islander diaspora. Founded in 1994 by the postmodern Korean writer Soo Kyung Kim, Kaya Press is currently housed in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.
Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupNew York, USAImprints: Pantheon Schocken Vintage Books Anchor Books Black Lizard Nan A. Talese Everyman's Library.
Les Fugitives FranceIndependent publisher of contemporary literary fiction, non-fiction & everything in between, translated from the French, written by women, mostly.
Litmus New York, USALitmus Press cultivates a critical, poetic space in which disparate languages, genres, geographies, and artistic lineages converge, bringing forth singular, expansive works of contemporary literature.
MacLehose PressLondon, UKPublishes almost exclusively works in translation, from a wide range of languages: has published Javier Cercas, Robert Menasse's "The Capital" (winner of the German Book Prize), Magda Szabó's Katalin Street (from Hungarian), etc. submissions only via an agent.
Margellos World (imprint of Yale University Press) New Haven, USAThe Cecile and Theodore Margellos World Republic of Letters series identifies works of cultural and artistic significance previously overlooked by translators and publishers, canonical works of literature and philosophy needing new translations, as well as important contemporary authors whose work has not yet been translated into English. The series is designed to bring to the English-speaking world leading poets, novelists, essayists, philosophers, and playwrights from Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, to stimulate international discourse and creative exchange. button on website
Melville House PressBrooklyn, NYMelville House is an independent publisher located in Brooklyn, New York. It was founded in 2001 by sculptor Valerie Merians and fiction writer/journalist Dennis Johnson, in order to publish Poetry After 9/11, a book of material culled from Johnson’s groundbreaking MobyLives book blog. not accept unsolicited fiction submissionsno unsolicited submissionsno
Milkweed EditionsMinneapolis, USAJust as the common milkweed plant is the site of metamorphosis for monarch butterflies, Milkweed Editions seeks to be a site of metamorphosis in the literary ecosystem. We take risks on debut and experimental writers, we invest significant time and care in the editorial process, and we enable dynamic engagement between authors and readers. We operate as a nonprofit to pursue these ends without overbearing financial pressure. And yet, though profits aren’t our primary focus, helping our authors succeed certainly is. Just so, since our founding in 1980, we’ve published over 350 books of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and now have over four million copies in circulation. We believe that literature has the potential to change the way we see the world, and that bringing new voices to essential conversations is the clearest path to ensuring a vibrant, diverse, and empowered future. unsolicited submissionsyes (paid)
Naked Eye PublishingYorkshire, UKNaked Eye Publishing is a completely new outfit, four years in existence and still fledgling: an independent not-for-profit micro-press intent on publishing quality poetry and literature, including in translation. We are also developing a ‘Potted Theses’ series: academic theses rewritten for the general reader.
A particular focus is translation. We aim to take a midwife role in facilitating the translation of works that have until now been disregarded by English-language publishing. We will be happy if we function purely as an initial stepping-stone both for overlooked writers and first-time literary translators.
Our key series are:
Poetry collections
‘Potted Thesis’ series
New English translations of world fiction and poetry websiteNo
New DirectionsNew York, USANew Directions was founded in 1936, when James Laughlin (1914–1997), then a twenty-two-year-old Harvard sophomore, issued the first of the New Directions anthologies. unsolicited submissionsyes (paid)
New PressNew York, USAA book publisher with a social justice mission
A home for the nation’s leading progressive thinkers, journalists, scholars, political leaders, and activists
A publishing house where ideas and movements come together
A small, diverse organization with a big vision: to change the world, book by book on website, but warning that they rarely accept unsolicited submissionsyes (paid)
New Vessel PressNew York, USANew Vessel Press, founded in New York City in 2012, is an independent publishing house specializing in the translation of foreign literature into English. Our books are available in quality paperback and ebook formats.

By bringing readers foreign literature and narrative nonfiction, we offer captivating, thought-provoking works with beautifully-designed covers and high production values. We scour the globe looking for the best stories, knowing that only about three percent of the books published in the United States each year are translations. That leaves a lot of great literature still to be discovered.

At New Vessel Press, we believe that knowledge of foreign cultures and literatures enriches our lives by offering passageways to understand and embrace the world. We also regard literary translation as both craft and art, enabling us to traverse borders and open minds. We are committed to books that offer erudition and enjoyment, that stimulate and scintillate, that transform and transport.

And of course, what matters most is not where the authors hail from, or what language they write in. The most important thing is the quality of the work itself. And hence our name. We publish great books, just in a new vessel. email info@newvesselpress.comno
Nightboat Books Nightboat Books, a nonprofit organization, seeks to develop audiences for writers whose work resists convention and transcends boundaries, by publishing books rich with poignancy, intelligence and risk.
Nine Arches PressBirmingham, UKNINE ARCHES PRESS was founded in 2008 and emerged from an awareness of the local literary landscape and a desire to provide a platform for new and emerging poets. As a result, Under the Radar magazine was set up first, and Nine Arches Press swiftly moved onto publishing pamphlets by October of that year. By the following year we had brought out our first two full-length poetry collections, and a further batch of poetry pamphlets and issues of the magazine. Nine Arches Press places a high value on good, concise editing and in working closely with all of our authors and poets to ensure high-quality publications that we will both be proud to put our names to. Our status as an independent press gives us freedom to take risks and closely support the writers whose work we really believe in. Nine Arches’ aim is to publish bold, diverse and distinctive new writing, an invitation to an adventure in poetry for our readers.
Northwestern University PressIllinois, USAFounded in 1893, Northwestern University Press publishes works of enduring scholarly and cultural value, extending the university’s mission to a community of readers throughout the world. The Press has an international reputation for publishing translations of scholarly work as well as fiction, drama, and poetry.
NYRB ClassicsNew York, USAThe NYRB Classics series is dedicated to publishing an eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction from different eras and times and of various sorts. The series includes nineteenth century novels and experimental novels, reportage and belles lettres, tell-all memoirs and learned studies, established classics and cult favorites, literature high, low, unsuspected, and unheard of. NYRB Classics are, to a large degree, discoveries, the kind of books that people typically run into outside of the classroom and then remember for life.

Literature in translation constitutes a major part of the NYRB Classics series, simply because so much great literature has been left untranslated into English, or translated poorly, or deserves to be translated again, much as any outstanding book asks to be read again. unsolicited submissionsno
NYU PressNew York, USANYU Press is a university press that is part of New York University.
Old Street PublishingLondon, UKFounded in 2006, Old Street is an independent British publisher of fiction and non-fiction. We've won the IMPAC with Rawi Hage's De Niro's Game, and the BBC National Short Story Award with The Orphan and the Mob, the prologue to Julian Gough's Jude in Ireland. Recent highlights include the Argentinian 'true crime' classic Operation Massacre by Rodolfo Walsh, which was 'Book of the Week' on BBC Radio 4, Concretopia by John Grindrod, and The End of Vandalism by Tom Drury. Not to mention James Hawes' global bestseller, The Shortest History of Germany, with rights sold (to date) in over 15 langu
OneWorldLondon, UKOneworld was founded in 1986 by husband and wife team Juliet Mabey and Novin Doostdar as an independent publishing house focusing on stimulating non-fiction. Now publishing over 100 books a year, Oneworld has retained its founding commitment to the old-fashioned principles of great writing, editorial excellence, high production values, and marketing flair, to produce books that are read by the intellectually curious all over the world.

Our fiction list showcases intelligent, challenging, and distinctive novels that sit at the intersection of the literary and the commercial: emotionally engaging stories with strong narratives and distinctive voices. In addition to being beautifully written, we hope our novels play their part in introducing the reader to a different culture or an interesting historical period/event, and deeply explore the human condition in all its vagaries. We aim to publish novels that matter, that stay with you long after the last page is turned.

We have always brought an international approach to our publishing, reflecting the global society in which we live. We work with authors, literary agents and publishing partners throughout the world, and achieve effective international distribution through a comprehensive network of distributors and representatives. accepting non-fiction submissions no
Open LetterRochester, NYOpen Letter—the University of Rochester's nonprofit, literary translation press—is one of only a handful of publishing houses dedicated to increasing access to world literature for English readers. Publishing ten titles in translation each year and running an online literary website called Three Percent, Open Letter searches for works that are extraordinary and influential, works that we hope will become the classics of tomorrow. Especailly in the summer.
Other PressNew York, USAOther Press publishes novels, short stories, poetry, and essays from America and around the world that represent literature at its best.
Parthian BooksWales, UKParthian marked twenty-five years of publishing in 2018/19 with several award-winning books, in addition to launching two collaborative translation projects and bringing its classic Library of Wales list to fifty titles. Parthian Books publishes many translations of fiction and poetry from Wales, Europe and beyond. We aim to spread awareness of some of the great literature out there beyond Dostojevskij and crime fiction. We currently have two translation projects: The Parthian Baltics Series, which focuses on Baltic fiction and poetry, and the Europa Carnivale, a collection of European women's writing in translation.https://www.parthianbooks.comGeneral enquiries: Richard Davies info@parthianbooks.comUnfortunately we are currently [checked 1 July 2020] closed to new submissions but we will open for a short while from 3-24 August 2020.
Partus PressReykjavík, OxfordIndependent publisher specialising in contemporary fiction and poetry specialisng in Icelandic literature. They also publish two literary reviews "Pain" and "Oxford"
PegasusCambridge, UKa wide variety of genres including: fiction, non-fiction, children’s, educational and poetry.
PeireneLondon, UKPeirene Press is an award-winning boutique publishing house, specialising in high-quality first-translations of contemporary European novellas.

We only publish books of less than 200 pages that can be read in the same time it takes to watch a film. We pride ourselves on publishing truly big stories in small packages.

Our books are beautifully designed paperback editions, using only the best paper from sustainable British sources. They are affordable, timeless collector items. for submissions
Peter Owen PublishersLondon, UKPeter Owen (1927–2016) started his company, aged twenty-four, six years after the Second World War. He ran the business from home, with a typewriter as his only equipment. Soon, however, the company started to flourish, enabling him to employ some staff – his first editor was Muriel Spark. He was able to bring some of the very best international literature to what was a very insular British market. In the decades since then, although the industry has changed beyond recognition, Peter Owen Publishers continues the tradition of producing new and interesting writing. The company has published seven Nobel Prize winners, including Hermann Hesse, Octavio Paz and Isaac Bashevis Singer, and boasts a backlist that includes some of the most talented and important writers from all over the world.
Peter Owen sadly died in May 2016, but his legacy lives on in the publishing house that carries his name and his commitment to publishing talented and exciting writers. info@peterowen.comWe prefer submissions to come via literary agents or translators, as appropriate, via email, in the form of a covering letter with attached synopsis and sample chapters.

Phoneme MediaLos AngelesPhoneme Media is a nonprofit media company dedicated to promoting cross-cultural understanding. Founded in 2014 and based out of Echo Park in Los Angeles, Phoneme Media connects people and ideas through translated books and films.https://www.phonememedia.org info@phonememedia.orgno
Picador BooksImprint of Pan Macmillan
Picador is the literary imprint at Pan Macmillan and what defines a Picador book is the author’s voice: we believe the way a story is told is just as important as the story itself. We publish writers from all over the world, bringing international authors to an English-language readership and providing a platform for voices that are often not heard. The Picador list includes literary fiction; new, relevant and challenging fiction; narrative non-fiction; authoritative, cultural non-fiction; and the best contemporary poetry, as well as a number of uncategorizable books that will, we hope, surprise you.

We are lucky to be home to prize-winning, internationally renowned writers and we are the proud publisher of many bestselling titles. via agentsYes - see details
Pluto PressLondon, UKPluto Press is a British independent book publisher based in London, founded in 1969. An anti-capitalist, internationalist and politically independent publisher. Our books make timely interventions in contemporary struggles.
PRA PublishingGeorgiaPRA Publishing only accepts manuscripts from agents, and from translators who are presenting the work of foreign authors whose books have already been translated into English. For more information, including submission guidelines, go to
Pushkin PressLondon, UKPushkin Press was founded in 1997, and publishes novels, essays, memoirs, children’s books—everything from timeless classics to the urgent and contemporary.

Our books represent exciting, high-quality writing from around the world: we publish some of the twentieth century’s most widely acclaimed, brilliant authors such as Stefan Zweig, Marcel Aymé, Teffi, Antal Szerb, Gaito Gazdanov and Yasushi Inoue, as well as compelling and award-winning contemporary writers, including Andrés Neuman, Edith Pearlman, Eka Kurniawan and Ayelet Gundar-Goshen.

Pushkin Press publishes the world’s best stories, to be read and read again. submission instructionsno
Restless BooksBrooklyn & Massachusetts (all year round, unpaid)
Sandstone PressInvernessAn independent publisher based in Scotland, with an international outlook. Nibbies Small Press of the Year in 2019, and short listed as IPG Trade Independent Publisher of the Year in 2020