404 Ink is an alternative book and literary magazine publisher
based in Edinburgh. Established in mid 2016 we sought to provide an
alternative literary magazine for the Scottish reader market and
beyond by publishing unusual fiction, non-fiction, poetry and
comics in English, Scots and Scottish Gaelic.
Thanks to Creative Scotland funding for our first issue, we were
able to bring Issue One: Error, to a wide audience and sold out the
first print run within months of publication.
Our first book publication, Nasty Women, featuring essays from
Chitra Ramaswamy, Nadine Aisha Jassat and Kaite Welsh met
international acclaim and attention through the highly successful
Kickstarter campaign in January 2017 which saw the support of
Margaret Atwood, Louise O'Neill, Nikesh Shukla and numerous other
influential figures across the industry. Raising over £22,000 to
publish Nasty Women we were able to take this important anthology
on what it is to be a woman in the 21st century to an international
market garnering publicity in The Guardian, The Independent, The
Huffington Post, Refinery 29, The Skinny, Book Riot and much
We aim to broaden our eclectic list by publishing contemporary
works from new and established writers both locally and
internationally. In publishing voices belonging to authors we
admire and wish to champion, we seek to bring a fresh approach to
publishing within Scotland and the UK.
Publications: 5 per year average
Types of books published: Contemporary
literature, political and social commentary anthologies, short
story collections, humour, literary magazine, Scottish Gaelic,
poetry and more.
Submission details: Currently accepting
unsolicited submissions online only (do not accept postal
submissions) and open up to literary magazine submissions twice a
year. See 404ink.com/submissions for full details.
People: Laura Jones & Heather McDaid
(Co-founders and directors)