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.
Lynn Michell
Director

Established 2005.
Finalist 2015 Women In Publishing Pandora award.
Shortlisted 2019 Most Innovative Publisher Saboteur Awards.
Going in with flowers by Avril Joy
Avril Joy is no stranger to quiet but significant achievement. In her previous life, she worked for twenty-five years as a teacher and then Senior Manager in HM Low Newton, County Durham, and was awarded a Butler Trust Travel Award for ‘outstanding contribution to prison care.’ read more →
A Roll of the Dice: a story of loss, love and genetics
We’re proud to announce this exceptional memoir by Mona Dash, one of The Whole Kahani. Mona’s story is one of hope and determination as her challenging journey to motherhood crosses the medical world of complex pregnancies, infertility and genetic illness. read more →
May We Borrow Your Country by The Whole Kahani
We have branched out with a flourish. Adding to our list of novels and memoirs, this is the first book of short-form writing to be published by Linen Press as well as the first book written by an established collective of writers. read more →