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Golden Hare Publishing

The publishing division of Golden Hare Books, Golden Hare Publishing works on a variety of genres including poetry, fiction, non-fiction and children’s.

Notable publications include:

  • The Meadows by Robin Leanse, a 101 sonnet sequence
  • a new edition of Hugh Walpole’s The Cathedral
  • the children’s title The Piper and the Penguin by Stella Powell-Jones and Katie Riddell.

Foggie Toddle Books

Foggie Toddle Books is a small independent publisher (and children’s bookshop) based in Wigtown, Scotland’s National Booktown. We publish children’s picture books with a Scottish theme, including Scots Language titles. In 2021 we were awarded a Scots Language Publication Grant to publish Wheesht! by Susi Briggs.  With our Second Sands imprint we publish poetry, local history, and fiction for adults.

We publish two to four books a year.

Established: 2020

 

Haunt Publishing

Haunt Publishing was founded in 2018 by publishing professional Rebecca Wojturska, and is an independent publisher of Gothic, horror and dark fiction in all formats. Dedicated to exploring both traditional and contemporary Gothic and horror literature, Haunt holds a flickering candle to global and underrepresented voices. We publish books with the curse of unputdownability, that keep a reader up all night. Books that provoke unease, terror and dread. Basically, we publish books that haunt readers long after consuming them.

Haunt’s first book, Haunted Voices: An Anthology of Gothic Storytelling from Scotland, celebrated Scotland’s rich history of storytelling and the Gothic. Haunted Voices was released in print, ebook and audio (each storyteller performed their own story) and launched across eight events at a variety of bookshops and venues. This uncanny book sold out within less than two months and is now on its fourth print run.

Haunt then published Where Decay Sleeps by Anna Cheung, a debut collection of Gothic poetry which touched upon themes of birth, mental health, modern technology and monsters. This beautifully eerie collection has received multiple five-star reviews from media reviewers and book bloggers.

When Other People Saw Us, They Saw the Dead, an anthology of Gothic short stories from BIPOC writers (edited by Lauren T. Davila), and The Gingerbread Men, a Highland hotel horror novel from Joanna Corrance, followed.

 

Established: 2018

Publications: 2-3 per year

Submission details: Check out our submissions page to see if we are currently looking for new books and to see what we are looking for: https://www.hauntpublishing.com/submissions

 

Vagabond Voices

Vagabond Voices is a small, independent publisher based in Glasgow, mainly committed to the translation and publication of contemporary and classic novels in English.

They have published Lithuania’s greatest modernist novel, White Shroud, and are currently involved with the monumental pentalogy by Estonia’s greatest and most complex writer, A.H. Tammsaare, Truth and Justice. The first volume, Vargamäe, was published in 2018, and Volume II will be out in 2022.

The leading Italian author from the interwar years, Corrado Alvaro, wrote an anti-Soviet dystopian novel in 1938, a decade before George Orwell, and they published this key text – Fear in the World – in 2020.

Vagabond Voices also publishes some poetry, political polemics and very occasionally plays. The publishing house takes great care over its editions, particularly the cover designs by Mark Mechan and the layout by Craig Brown.

Tippermuir Books Ltd

Tippermuir Books Ltd is a book publisher based in Perth. Established in 2009, Tippermuir seeks to add to the cultural life of Scotland by publishing interesting and worthy books in English and Scots. Our strength is our smallness and love of the written word. Our published titles to date have been purposefully broad in theme – we publish books that appeal to us and/or we feel are important culturally and socially. These include our brilliantly successful The Tale of the Wee Mowdie by Werner Holzwarth, illustrated by Wolf Erlbruch and translated by Matthew Mackie; Hunters Wee Stories from the Crescent by Anthony Camilleri (with a foreword by Stuart Cosgrove), and Trust by Ajay Close.

We welcome submissions which will receive swift, honest, and supportive responses. Our name comes from the Battle of Tippermuir (1 September 1644), which saw an army of Irish mercenaries and Highland troops led by the 1st Marquis of Montrose and Alasdair Mac Colla rout a numerically-superior government army. Tippermuir lies just to the west of Perth.

Established: 2009

Publications: 5/6 per year currently

Types of books published: Biography and memoirs, History, Local History, Military History, Non-fiction, Poetry, Scots Language (children’s and adult – poetry and prose), Scottish interest, and more.

Submission details: Accept submissions by email mail@tippermuirbooks.co.uk

ThunderPoint

ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd publishes high quality fiction, in paperback and ebook format, that inspires and enthrals.

The Peat Dead by Allan Martin was shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland MacIlvanney Debut Scottish Crime Prize 2019. The Birds That Never Flew, by Margot McCuaig, was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize and Toxic, by Jackie McLean, was shortlisted for the Yeovil Literary Prize.

ThunderPoint titles are distributed by Bertrams.

Established: 2012

Publications (yearly average): 3

Types of book published: Fiction

Submissionswww.thunderpoint.co.uk/contact

Super Power Agency and Super Power Books

The Super Power Agency is a Scottish Charity (SC046550) working with Scotland’s most disadvantaged and under-resourced young people.  Our creative writing workshops, interdisciplinary programmes, and mentoring, not only make learning fun but also helps to close the educational attainment gap. The workshops, which take place in schools and community organisations, encourage pupils to put pen to paper, build their writing skills and express themselves with confidence.

We publish everything our young writers write through our publishing imprint, Super Power Books. Whether the end result is a book, magazine, chapbook, or graphic novel, through publication our participants become published authors which helps to foster aspiration and self-esteem. All proceeds from the sale of our books helps to keep our programmes free of charge for young people.

Established: 2016

Publications to date: 17

Publications per year: 4 to 6

Sparsile Books

Sparsile Books is a small independent publisher, based in Glasgow, specializing in high quality fiction and non-fiction. We see publishing as an art in itself, and we work closely with our authors to ensure that the books we publish give readers a unique vision of the world.

SP SQUARE

SP SQUARE cic has taken on the list of Squaw Pies, and in December 2020 established fully as a reverse-action publisher.

We work with a wide range of communities to create books that mirror their experience and promote their interests. We are particularly interested in ways to connect books to people, in particular populations that may not ordinarily use them.

In 2020 we began working with Glasgow Life – pairing books with food and undertaking live cooking workshops in libraries, now extended to video archive for the library service. Book titles with the Scottish prison population is another of our projects. Work with the local Pantry service is leading to that community representing themselves through a book, as 25 diverse nations and cuisines come together to create a record of their lives, their journeys and their kitchens. Incredible Edible have charged us with representing their vision and their worldwide network of members through a book for COP26 in November 2021. All of these projects show reverse-action publishing as a vehicle for community empowerment and social justice.

The name SP SQUARE builds on Squaw Pies, SQUAW to honour the indigenous blood of our First Nations’ grandmothers and granddaughters. PIES to grandly propose the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Spiritual nature of humankind, or more simply to celebrate the bare pleasures of cooking, perhaps the last great oral tradition of the West. SP SQUARE is also a nod to the Spinning Plates of community, entrepreneurship and learning, coined by Incredible Edible, the unity of which is at the root our work.

Established: 2020 as SP SQUARE CIC
Publications (yearly average): 1–3
Types of books published: Cookbooks, community anthologies, community generated manuals, memoirs and poetry
Submission details: people are invited to contact us via the website.

Scotland Street Press

Scotland Street Press is a small, independent publisher of fiction, history, poetry, biography and translation based in Edinburgh. The Press was founded in 2014 in Scotland Street, Edinburgh after Head of Publishing Jean Findlay returned to Scotland wanting to publish work that was exciting, challenging, grounded in literary history and a sense of place.

We publish seven books a year and promote books through live events. We have been nominated three times for the Bookseller’s Small Press of the Year Award and as Scottish Publisher of the Year by the Saltire Society. Our books have been recipients of the PEN translates award and two books have been celebrated as Winner of the English Pen award. In 2020 Alindarka’s Children, translated from Belarusian and Russian into Scots and English, was longlisted for the prestigious Republic of Consciousness prize.

We celebrate individuality, prioritise women’s writing and continually seek to include more diverse authors. In 2021, we produced our first ever themed publication list, International Women 2021, celebrating women from all over the world specialising in different kinds of writing.

We publish varied, challenging voices who have good stories to tell, and in doing so bring Scotland into an international conversation. We create books that not only read well but look beautiful, combining the visual design, binding, and cover with the literary merit of the contents; we have published several artists as well as authors. We seek to be brave and take risks by publishing new and unheard voices, we have an open submissions policy, because we believe it is worth it.