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.

Established 2005.
Finalist 2015 Women In Publishing Pandora award.
Shortlisted 2019 Most Innovative Publisher Saboteur Awards.
this One Wild Place
We have gathered together Avril Joy’s finest published and unpublished short-form prose, including a moving, compassionate new novella about the pandemic as it plays out in a wild landscape of moors and mountains. If you enjoyed Sometimes a River Song and Going in with Flowers you will love this. read more →
Tongues and Bellies
Here’s a third collection of short stories from the south Asian collective, The Whole Kahani, recounting the mischievous adventures of characters who may not be what they seem as the truth shifts like quicksand. It follows the acclaimed May We Borrow Your Country and Love Across a Broken Map. read more →
Letters in the Sand
We have waited seven years since Breeze from the River Manjeera and Blue Eyes for our popular, best-selling author, Hema Macherla, to return to her writing desk. She is back with a story set in 1970s India about a girl who is quietly determined to flee her conventional fate of illiteracy and an arranged marriage. Here is Hema’s trademark weaving of the political and the personal in a page-turner of a story. read more →