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.
Almost Then

Almost Then

A dark story about roots and belonging, secrets and lies, set against the powerful backdrop of two houses in Kintyre. Twins, Rathlin and Breacán Doherty, come together after a long time apart to fight for their beloved Ballynoe, a house that is rich in folklore and which holds the ghosts of their parents.
Rosa Branson: a portrait

Rosa Branson: a portrait

This fictionalised biography is an intimate study of one painter’s extraordinary life. In a career spanning over sixty years, Rosa has painted more than 600 paintings in the style of the Renaissance artists, partly as a tribute to her adored father, Clive Branson. She faced gender discrimination and scorn when she embarked on a lonely path to learn the techniques of the Old Masters.
Manual for a Decent Life
Kavita A. Jindal won the Brighthorse award for the novel with this accomplished book, now available from Linen Press. Both epic and intimate, the story follows the ambitious Waheeda as she decides to run as a member of parliament. A doomed love affair with the scion of a Delhi business dynasty threatens her dream. Set in the 1990s, a tumultuous time in Indian politics. read more →