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Cranachan Publishing

Based on the Isle of Lewis, Cranachan publish children’s & teen fiction with a Scottish flavour. Their Pokey Hat imprint for 8–12s, includes Scottish-set titles, with a focus on historical fiction, while their YA imprint Gob Stopper features fantasy, contemporary, and historical fiction. Several titles are written in Scots to represent authentic voices. Cranachan was highly commended in the British Book Awards Small Press of the Year 2021. #BeMoreRaspberry

Established: 2016

Publications (yearly average): 4

Types of books published: children’s fiction 8-12; children’s historical fiction; young adult fiction, education (professional development and classroom resources) location, Isle of Lewis

Submission details: Please check the guidelines on our website in the first instance. Email a covering letter, synopsis, and a MS Word document with the first three chapters of your completed, clean manuscript. Submissions should be emailed to (We do not accept submissions by post.)

Cranachan Publishing highlights

Anna by Laura Guthrie
Tiger Skin Rug by Joan Haig
Black Water by Barbara Henderson
The Stone of Destiny by Caroline Logan