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.


Newest Releases

Tabula Rasa
Tabula rasa gathers poems by a diverse range of women in an anthology that celebrates womanhood while calling out its challenges, constraints and sorrows. The exquisite poems here explore new beginnings and wide vistas, speaking across boundaries to women everywhere. Women’s lives and dreams – past, present and future – are honoured on these pages. Startling new voices, and emerging poets such as Alexandra Fossinger, Mary-Jane Holmes and Kathleen Jones appear alongside established and award-winning writers including Anna Barker, Elizabeth Barrett, Clare Best, Mona Dash, Charlotte Gann, Maria Jastrzębska, Avril Joy, Jess Richards, Gerry Stewart. read more →
Birds and Ghosts
From the acclaimed author of Costa shortlisted Snake Ropes, Cooking with Bones and City of Circles. How do you grieve for him, when you can’t visit his grave? I grieve in the language of birds and ghosts. Jess Richard’s beloved father died suddenly at the age of sixty-seven in Scotland. Three months later, she travelled to Aotearoa, New Zealand, to a new relationship. This is the story of her grief and her love, of a place lost and a place found, of a memory-packed past and a poised present. Birds and Ghosts was written during the Covid-19 pandemic. In this achingly empty space, Jess reconstructs her early life and ponders the self who is lonely, different, and invisible. A late diagnosis of Autism adds a conventional label to a uniquely personal portrait. This intimate story edges the boundaries of fiction and nonfiction, poetry and prose, confident in its experimental style. It is memoir in a pure, unconstrained form, brave and beautiful, moving and utterly compelling. read more →
Dead Drop
FC Malby
AA tense thriller from The People's Book Awards winner, F C Malby, author of Take Me To the Castle and My Brother Was a Kangaroo. Dead Drop is a fast-paced, intelligent thriller that exposes the undercover world of art heists and takes us on an exciting journey through Vienna’s galleries and museums. Skilled art thief, Leisl, enjoys the danger of removing paintings for private collectors until she comes up against a harsh truth that makes her question everything she knows. read more →