PublisherLocationDescriptionWebsiteContact /submissions Other comments / notes
[LIST] American Literary Translators Association [ALTA] Publisher DatabaseA list of small presses - IF ANYONE FANCIES PULLING THIS INFO OUT AND ADDING IT TO THIS TAB, THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL!
ACA PublishingUK and ChinaOriginally a division of UK publishing conglomerate Alain Charles Publishing, ACA was spun off as a separate entity in 2008, and it has since published a range of fiction, academic, biographical, business, historical and reference books.

Alain Charles Asia was established by a small team in April 2007, and from our humble background in magazine and yearbook publishing we’ve gone on to become an established fiction and non-fiction publisher, producing more than 30 titles a year. We operate two lists, Sinoist Books, which publishes the best China-related literature and fiction in translation, and ACA, which has a more academic and social science focus.
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. 2023: No longer accepts unagented submissions except from translators. Accepts submissions only via mail on paper. Located: UK
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
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.
Austin Macauley PublishersLondon, Cambridge, New York, SharjahBased in London and founded in 2006, Austin Macauley Publishers™ is a forward-thinking independent publisher working hard to give our authors the best chance of success in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Austin Macauley™’s winning policy is to cast our net as widely as possible in search of great books. At a time when publishers and literary agents are closing their doors even to authors with a proven track record, we continue to accept unsolicited work from both new and established writers. To help them with the sometimes daunting and nerve-wracking task of sending their cherished work to a publisher, we endeavour to make our submission process as friendly and efficient as possible.
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.
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 2023: Does not accept unagented submissions.
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.
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
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.
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).
Charco PressEdinburgh, UKCharco Press focuses on finding outstanding contemporary Latin American literature and bringing it to new readers in the English-speaking world.
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. They have begun to publish some novels (2022)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 BooksLondonGranta Books now publishes around thirty new titles a year, providing authors with the intimacy of a small, passionate and creative team while consistently punching above its weight in review coverage, prizes, cultural impact and sale note, we regret that we are no longer able to accept unsolicited submissions and cannot enter into correspondence regarding works submitted in this way.
Yen PressLondonFounded 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.
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.
Héloïse Press Canterbury, UKHéloïse Press champions world-wide female talent. Héloïse’s careful selection of books gives voice to emerging and well-established female writers from home and abroad. With a focus on intimate, visceral and powerful narratives, Héloïse Press brings together women’s issues and literary sophistication.
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
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.
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.)
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. only agented submissions, although rarely they have open calls.
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.
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
New York Review BooksNYC
New York Review Books publishes NYRB Classics, NYRB Kids, New York Review Comics, and NYRB Poets. Literature in translation constitutes a major part of all the 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. NYRB Classics started in 1999; we've publishing children's books since 2003; NYRB Poets celebrates it's ten year anniversary this year (2023); and NYR Comics published its first books in 2016.
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. 2023: not currently accepting translations.
Nine Arches PressUKNINE 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
SceptreSceptre is the literary imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, publishing outstanding fiction and non-fiction by writers from around the world for over thirty years. Our mission is to publish books that matter and will last, that are thought-provoking, enriching, beautifully written and engage both heart and mind; books for readers looking not only to be entertained but to have their horizons broadened, knowledge deepened, perspectives shifted and imaginations fired.

We are highly selective and publish only a small number of titles each year. We like to discover captivating and unusual new voices, to nurture talent over the long term and to offer readers a diverse range of books that we believe they will love as much as we do. Our goal is excellence – excellent writing, excellently published.
ScribeMelbourne & LondonScribe
We publish books that matter — narrative and literary nonfiction on important topics, and the best of local, international, and translated fiction.
Seagull Calcutta, London, NYSeagull Books, working out of Calcutta, India, with offices in London and New York, focuses on publishing world literature in English translation, serious non-fiction, culture studies, performance studies, art and cinema, with a lot of attention on exquisite design and world-class production. 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. have a Man Booker and a Nobel Prizewinner.
Serpent's TailLondon, UKPete Ayrton founded Serpent’s Tail in 1986 in order to introduce British readers to risk-taking world literature no one else in the UK was publishing. The list quickly established a reputation for fearlessness, and for discovering an eclectic range of ground-breaking fiction and non-fiction, launching the careers of writers such as David Peace, Michel Houellebecq and Colm Tóibín and turning transgressive books such as Catherine Millet’s The Sexual Life of Catherine M and Lionel Shriver’s We Need To Talk About Kevin into bestsellers.

After two decades of independence, in 2007 Serpent’s Tail joined Profile Books, also independent, where it continues as an imprint that celebrates originality. We publish books that we think matter, whether they are literary novels or crime fiction, works in translation or non-fiction books on contemporary culture and politics. 2023: No longer accepting unsolicited manuscripts
Seven Stories PressUSA / UKOur primary imprint, Seven Stories, publishes political non-fiction, literature in translation, and other works of the radical imagination. Together with Seven Stories Press in New York, the new UK arm stands for uncompromising works of fiction, politics and non-fiction, written by both established and emerging authors with a range of minority and diverse voices. We also publish books for progressive children, baby radicals and curious kids of all stripes 2023: No longer accepting unsolicited manuscripts
Sinoist BooksPart of Alain Charles Publishing. Great array of leading fiction, e.g Nicky Harman (Jia Pingwa)
Skyscraper PublicationsBloxham, UK​Karl Sabbagh, founder and managing director of Skyscraper Publications, has written nearly a dozen books, ranging across topics as diverse as architecture, psychology, history, mathematics, fraud, Victorian boys’ papers, and the Middle East.​​ Some of his books are derived from major television documentary series he produced and directed; others are pieces of original non-fiction for a general readership. ​
From 2010 to 2012, he was managing director of Hesperus Press, an independent British publisher of minor classics, fiction in translation, and some original non-fiction. While at Hesperus, he acquired the UK rights to The Hundred-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, which has so far sold over 500,000 copies in the UK alone.
Skyscraper's unique programme draws on Karl's extensive experience as both author and publisher.
Snuggly BooksPublishes the best of Decadent fiction from the past, present, and perhaps even future...translations of classic works included.
Strangers PressNorwich, UKDedicated to publishing the finest literature in translation in collaboration with the British Centre for Literary Translation, University of East Anglia, and The National Centre for Writing
The Emma PressBirmingham, UKThe Emma Press is an independent publisher specialising in poetry, short fiction and children’s books. It was founded by Emma Dai’an Wright in Winnersh, Berkshire, in 2012 and is now based in Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, UK.
The Song Bridge ProjectSong Bridge Press is devoted to publishing Spanish-language poetry and prose in translation, dating from the eighteenth century to the present. Our mission focuses on giving readers greater access to Spanish-language literature in English, while complementing existing presses and journals of contemporary poetry, world literature, and literary translation. We are committed to a collaborative translation process, and work closely with both writers and translators to ensure the artistic integrity of each book. Because of this commitment, our readers will enjoy our en face style for poetry texts, with facing Spanish and English, allowing readers to simultaneously experience the poetic language of the original and the translation. Organized in 2013, Song Bridge Press is proud to be part of a community of small, independent presses committed to nurturing the art of literary translation.
Tilted AxisLondon, Seoul, Toronto and ViennaFounded in 2015 and based in London, Seoul, Toronto and Vienna, 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 multiple traditions spark new forms and translation plays a crucial role.
Tramp PressDublin, IrelandLiterary indie press. Accepting translation submissions for fiction
Vagabond VoicesScotlandFounded in 2008 and based in Glasgow, Vagabond Voices is an independent publisher that is both Scottish and fervently European in its aims. Vagabond is committed to introducing new titles from Scottish authors and translating fiction from other languages. Our library reflects our aims to promote literary ambition and innovative writers, and to challenge readers.
Verve Poetry PressBirmingham, UKVerve Poetry Press is a prize-winning Birmingham based publisher dedicated to promoting and showcasing Birmingham and Midlands poetic talent in colourful and exciting ways. (Just what you’d expect from a press that had grown out of the giddy and flamboyant annual four days of poetry and spoken word that is Verve Poetry Festival. We publish debut collections from poets with both page and performance backgrounds, and we have a broad sense of what poetry is and can be. We are keen that the poets we publish reflect the variety of our city and our festival – in terms of culture, age and class. We are keen that voices and works that aren’t fully represented in the national poetry discussion get heard. We also publish debut and between-collection pamphlets by poets we love, and also books to accompany poetry shows which capture the life and vibe of performance focussed poetry experiences. We are looking for colour, energy and open-heartedness in all the works we publish. We are looking for poetry that works in performance and performances that work on the page. We think poetry should be read and heard, spoken and thought. And of course CELEBRATED!!
Wave BooksWave Books is a small, independent press in Seattle, Washington. We publish contemporary poetry and work by poets, around 10-12 books per year. We are interested in unique translated works, and working with poet-translators.
Weidenfeld & NicolsonLondonImprint of Orion Books (now part of the Hachette Group). Published the works of Carlos Ruiz Zafon in English (from Spanish). Literary as well as academic books. Accept submissions only via an agent. accept submissions through an agent
World EditionsNY/London/Amsterdam World Editions promotes voices from around the globe by publishing books from many different countries and languages into English translation. Through our work, we aim to enhance dialogue between cultures, foster new connections, and open doors which may otherwise have remained closed. World Editions publishes long-established authors, such as recent winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize, Maryse Condé, and the internationally acclaimed Paolo Maurensig, alongside promising debut novelists, such as rising stars Adeline Dieudonné and Pierre Jarawan. NOT ACCEPT SHORT FICTION
Shearsman BooksOxfordshire, UKShearsman magazine began life in 1981, the eponymous small press came to life a year later and continued as a typical micro-press for some two decades. In 2003, the press became an altogether more serious operation, albeit under the same management, and now has almost 1,000 books on its list, almost 20% of which are translations. The press is dveoted entirely to poetry, and to books about poetry, or poets. While there is a particular interest in translations from Spanish and German, there are no restrictions as to source language, and we have a number of books translated from (for instance) Russian and Turkish.https://www.shearsman.com poetry.
Lolli EditionsLondon, UKLolli Editions is a European publisher based at the Barbican in London languages?