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.
Scotland Street Press highlights
The Queen’s Lender
The Queen’s Lender by Jean Findlay