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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.

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.

Charco Press

Edinburgh-based Charco Press, founded by Samuel McDowell and Carolina Orloff, aims to change the current literary scene to make room for a kind of literature that has been overlooked and expose the UK reader to new and exciting voices. Charco Press is thrilled to be publishing some of the most significant names in Latin American literature, bringing together the best in original writing and translation to introduce readers to extraordinary, groundbreaking fiction, previously translated into multiple languages and now available in English for the first time.