Linen Press is a small, independent publisher run by women, for women. We are now the only indie women’s press in the UK.
Our policy is to encourage and promote women writers and to give voice to a wide range of perspectives and themes that are relevant to women. We display and rejoice in the differences in female creative voices.
We publish books that are diverse, challenging, and surprising. The collective background of our writers is a multi-coloured patchwork of cultures, countries, ages and writing styles.
Linen Press during the Corona Virus
Linen Press is open as usual, in its virtual state, with two new publications lined up for later this year. We welcome new submissions that follow our guidelines and would love to read new long form writing, in particular thrillers and psychological dramas with fast plots and female protagonists.
However, we can’t post ordered books as regularly or as quickly as before. All our local post offices are closed, and the main branch in the nearest town is open occasionally, has very long queues, and is policed by gendarmes checking our business is ‘essential’. Please bear with us as you wait for your books.
One of our distributors, Gardners, has closed so there may be delays if you order our books from some book shops. You can order all our publications on our website, and for the duration of the lock down, we are offering free postage on all books: www.linen-press.com
Thank you for your patience and your support.
Finalist 2015 Women In Publishing Pandora award.
Shortlisted 2019 Most Innovative Publisher Saboteur Awards.