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Best Literary Fiction Book Publishing Companies in UK

A comprehensive directory of the best publishers in 2022, vetted by the team at Reedsy. Showing 17 publishers.

Severn House

Horror, Mystery & Crime, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Horror, Fiction

Part of - Canongate Books > Severn House

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - http://severnhouse.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Murder Ink

Betty Hechtman

Best Laid Plans

Gwen Florio

A Choir of Crows

Candace M. Robb

Comma Press

Literary Fiction, Diverse Literature, Fiction, Short Story

Location - Manchester, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature

Website - https://commapress.co.uk/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

You Should Come With Me Now

M. John Harrison & Lara Pawson

Thirteen Months of Sunrise

Rania Mamoun

The Well of Trapped Words

Sema Kaygusuz

Tilted Axis Press

Literary Fiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Website - https://www.tiltedaxispress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Manaschi

Hamid Ismailov

Black Box

Shiori Ito

Strange Beasts of China

Yan Ge

And Other Stories

Literary Fiction, Fiction

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.andotherstories.org/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

The Divorce

César Aira

What You Could Have Won

Rachel Genn

Barn 8

Deb Olin Unferth

Galley Beggar Press

Literary Fiction, Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Fiction, Nonfiction

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Manuscript entries - Submit here

Website - https://www.galleybeggar.co.uk/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing

Eimear McBride

Ducks, Newburyport

Lucy Ellmann

Mordew

Alex Pheby

Dead Ink Books

Literary Fiction, Fiction

Location - Liverpool, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://deadinkbooks.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Sealed

Naomi Booth

Exit Management

Naomi Booth

Small Rivers

Harry Gallon

Strangers Press

Literary Fiction, Diverse Literature, BIPOC, Fiction

Location - Norwich, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books

Diversity - Diverse Literature, BIPOC

Website - https://www.strangers.press/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Bergje

Bregje Hofstede

Reconstruction

Karin Amatmoekrim

Demons

Kang Hwa-gil

Fledgling Press

Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction, Middle Grade, Young Adult, Horror, Mystery & Crime, Romance, Women's Fiction, Action & Adventure, Thriller & Suspense, Fiction, Short Story, Children's

Location - Edinburgh, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Submission format - Queries - Submit here

Website - https://www.fledglingpress.co.uk/

☑️ Indie publisher

☑️ Accepts submissions

💥 Hit titles

Whirligig

Andrew James Greig

When We Get To The Island

Alex Nye

Board

David C. Flanagan

Peirene Press Ltd

Literary Fiction, Fiction, Novella

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://www.peirenepress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Faces On The Tip Of My Tongue

Emmanuelle Pagano

Yesterday

Juan Emar

Snow, Dog, Foot

Claudio Morandini

Influx Press

Narrative Nonfiction, Literary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Short Story

Location - London, GB

Size - Small press

Formats - Physical Books, Ebooks

Website - https://www.influxpress.com/

☑️ Indie publisher

💥 Hit titles

Self Portrait in Green

Marie NDiaye

Cockfight

María Fernanda Ampuero

Damned If I Do

Percival Everett

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