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.

Finalist 2015 Women In Publishing Pandora award.
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 →
The Misadventures of Mistress Soul
Jan Hartley is 78 when she sets off to try life in Languedoc after closing the doors on her Whitstable B & B. This is a funny, self-deprecating, warm-hearted book that you will cherish. For expats in France who will recognise Jan's entry into a new culture, and for those contemplating a move after Brexit. read more →
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 →