Skein Press was established in June 2017. We are Fionnuala Cloke, Gráinne Shanley O’Toole, and Melatu Uche Okorie. Fionnuala worked in publishing for several years before going freelance as an editor and translator. Gráinne is a writer and editor as well as a community worker. Melatu is a writer and has had works published in numerous anthologies. She is currently studying for a PhD in Education at Trinity College, Dublin.
We are avid readers who noticed a gap in Irish publishing from authors from an Black and minority ethnic background. Cultural diversity in Ireland has grown rapidly in the last 20 years and the Irish publishing landscape can only be enriched by making this writing available. As well as writers from a Black and minority ethnic background, we hope to foster writers whose work is fresh and thought-provoking and features outlooks and experiences not often represented in Irish publishing.