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26 July 2021

404 Ink

404 Ink is an award-winning, alternative publisher based in Edinburgh. Founded in 2016 by Laura Jones and Heather McDaid, 404 Ink rose to national prominence through their literary magazine and their first book publication, Nasty Women, endorsed by Margaret Atwood and consequently Edinburgh International Book Festival's best selling title of 2017. They then went on to publish Chris McQueer's hilarious short story collections Hings and HWFG, with the former being adapted for the BBC. From there they have published critically acclaimed short stories by Helen McClory, poetry by Nadine Aisha Jassat, raw prose by Elle Nash, new stories from queer voices in We Were Always Here, sensitive narrative non-fiction from Jemma Neville and more.

404 Ink seeks to publish stories in all forms from writers who might not naturally find a fit with larger publishing houses or traditional Scottish publishers. They seek the weird and wonderful, the edgy and the alternative, all while aiming for commercial recognition for their authors.

Established: 2016

Publications: 4 per year average

Types of books published: Contemporary literature, political and social commentary anthologies and non-fiction, short story collections, humour, poetry and more.

Submission details: Submissions currently closed but please see for the most up to date information. (Please no postal submissions at any time.)


People: Laura Jones & Heather McDaid (Co-founders and directors)



Facebook: /404ink

Twitter: @404Ink

50 Cambuslang Rd, Glasgow G32 8NB
0141 642 9192

Compass Independent Publishing Services Ltd
Great West House
Great West Road
020 8326 5696