Skein Press is a writer-centred publishing house. We support writers traditionally underrepresented in Irish literature by publishing beautiful, thought-provoking books. We also offer development opportunities designed to create a more inclusive literary landscape.
Skein Press was set up in 2017 as a small collaborative project between writers and editors. We believe that Irish literature should reflect the richness and diversity of the society we live in and we strive to contribute to this through our work and the books we publish. The response to our books has been extremely positive, demonstrating that there is an audience for literature from new and diverse voices.
Alongside its publishing programme, Skein Press runs the Play It Forward Fellowships, a joint initiative with The Stinging Fly and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, spearheaded by poet and editor Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe. Play It Forward is a professional development programme aimed at supporting writers whose voices and stories have traditionally been underrepresented in Irish literature and publishing. The programme seeks to advance new perspectives in contemporary cultural discourse and broaden conversations around diversity, inclusion, access and opportunity across the literary landscape.
We look forward to continuing to produce books collaboratively with writers traditionally underrepresented in Irish literature and contribute to developing a more inclusive and diverse literary and publishing sector. Learn more about our work in the Skein Press Strategic Plan 2021-2023.
The Skein Press Team
Gráinne O’Toole | Editor / Marketing
Fionnuala Cloke | Editor / Book Production
Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe | Editor / Partnerships
Gill Distribution (printed books)
Gardners (e-books and audiobooks)