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23 October 2018

Strident Publishing Ltd


Based in Scotland, Strident is a fast-growing, outward-looking publisher of accessible fiction and non-fiction. Its fiction imprint - Strident - caters for children, teenagers, young adults and adults and boasts many award-winning and shortlisted titles. On the non-fiction side, its Librario imprint spans ecology, biography, botany, history (political, military, Scottish, social and naval) and more.


Our list includes titles by award-winning, shortlisted and bestselling authors including Gillian Philip (YA/adult crossover - Firebrand, Bloodstone, Wolfsbane  and Bad Faith), Linda Strachan (Teenage - Spider and Dead Boy Talking), Catherine MacPhail (8+ - Granny Nothing), DA Nelson (9+ - DarkIsle and DarkIsle: Resurrection), Keith Charters (9+ - Lee and the Consul Mutants and Lee on the Dark Side of the Moon), Paul Biegel (7+ - The King of the Copper Mountains), Emma Barnes (7+ - Jessica Haggerthwaite: Witch Dispatcher, How (Not) To Make Bad Children Good and Wolfie), Matt Cartney (10+ - The Sons of Rissouli and Red, White and Black), Charlotte Kandel (10+ - The Enchanted Riddle) Nick Green (10+ - The Cat Kin trilogy) and Hazel Allan (9+ - the Bree McCready trilogy).


Established: 2005

Types of books published: Fiction for children of school age, teenagers, young adults and adult/young adult crossover. No non-fiction, poetry, short stories or picture books.

Submission details: Send blurb, first 3 chapters plus covering letter, preferably by email (to


Strident Publishing and Olida announced on 21 January 2016 that they have agreed terms that will enable Olida's authors to integrate their titles into Strident Publishing's lists. For more information, see Strident Publishing's website.


Publishing Scotland Company Development Project  Strident Publishing was one of the publishers that participated in the Publishing Scotland Company Development Project. For more information on Strident's involvement you can watch the Strident Publishing Case Study video. For a general overview, visit the Project page.





People: Keith Charters (Managing Director -

Address: 22 Strathwhillan Drive, Hairmyres, East Kilbride, G75 8GT
Tel: 01355 220 588
Email: (submissions and general enquiries)

Distributor: BookSource, 50 Cambuslang Road, Cambuslang, Glasgow G32 8NB; Tel: 0845 370 0067; Fax: 0845 370 0068

Rights enquiries: Rights People, Stanley House, St Chad's Place, London, WC1X 9HH; Tel: +44 207 841 3950