Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Publishers &Amp Agents In Ireland

A&A Farmar 78 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6.
A. & A. Farmar publish general
non-fiction including books on medical, social and business history. Unsolicited manuscripts accepted: Yes. Please contact Anna Farmar before submitting manuscript.

An Gúm
Irish language publisher of children’s books, school textbooks, dictionaries, music and general readers for adults.
An Sagart
In operation since 1958, An Sagart is an Irish Language Publisher of Folklore, Biography, Drama, Poetry, Journals, Literary Criticism & History, Prose, Spirituality and Theology.

Arlen House; Feminist and academic titles.

Associated Editions; 33, Melrose Avenue, Dublin 3
Associated Editions publish books on a variety of subjects including Architecture, Art, Art History, Artists Books, Childrens Books, Design, Limited Editions, Music and Social History.

Ashfield Press; 30, Linden Grove, Blackrock, Co. Dublin;; Publishes Irish-interest non-fiction. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts.

Binnacle Press; Kinsale, Co.; Fiction and poetry. Unsolicited manuscripts accepted. Send covering letter, synopsis (no more than 300 words) and short biography.

Blackhall Publishing; Lonsdale House, Avoca Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin;
Blackhall Publishing, founded in 1997 and based in Dublin, is one of Ireland’s leading independent non-fiction publishing houses. They publish titles for the general public as well as academic books. Key areas of specialisation are law, business, management, social issues and life issues. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Please see website for submission details.

Blackstaff Press; Blackstaff publishes in a wide range of categories, including fiction, sport, cookery, travel and poetry.

Brandon/Mount Eagle Publications
Publisher of fiction and non-fiction.

Carysfort Press
carysfortpress.comFormed in 1998, Carysfort Press publishes books on Drama, Literary Criticism, Music and the Arts & Humanities.

Cló Iar-Chonnachta
Cló Iar-Chonnachta was founded in 1985, and have published over 300 books and 160 music albums.

Cois Life
Literary and academic Irish-language publishers, founded 1996. 65 titles published. Full catalogue and on-line shop at

The Collins Press
collinspress.ieMain categories published are Travel/Outdoors, Biography, Archaeology, History, Natural History, Sport. Westlink, Doughcloyne, Wilton, Cork. email:; Accepts unsolicited manuscripts in certain categories. Please visit website first. They do not publish poetry, short stories, drama or literary criticism. The Collins Press will also shortly discontinue adult fiction and children’s fiction. Your submission package should include a cover letter, a SAE, a one-page synopsis (approx 250 words) (for non-fiction, a table of contents); a CV including any details of past publishing/writing experience and either a full manuscript or a minimum of three sample chapters. Address submission to Mr. Con Collins & allow 8-12 weeks for a response.

The Columba Press; 55a, Spruce Avenue, Stillorgan Industrial Park, Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The Columba Press is an independent publisher of religious books with an emphasis on mainline Christian books. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts on religious topics. Send samples and outlines first; email

Cork University Press
corkuniversitypress.comPublishing in Irish Studies for over 80 years.

Currach Press
Columba’s secular imprint, publishes a varied list of non-fiction titles, including biography, history, sport and lifestyle.

De Barra Publishing
De Barra Publishing is an educational publisher specialising in early year’s education and pre-school products and services.

Dedalus Press
Publishing contemporary poetry from Ireland and poetry in translation from around the world since 1985.

The Educational Company of Ireland
Publishers of educational textbooks for primary and postprimary schools in Ireland.

Flyleaf Press
Flyleaf Press was founded in 1987 and is Ireland’s major specialist publisher of family history and genealogy titles.

Four Courts Press
fourcourtspress.ieExpanding rapidly from a theology base, now publishes high-class academic publications in fields as diverse as Celtic Studies, Medieval Studies, Modern History, Art, Literature and Legal Studies. Unsolicited manuscripts not accepted. Please contact by telephone or email first. See website for contact details.

Futa Fata
Independent music label and publishing house (publishing in English and Irish simultaneously), based in Spiddal, Co. Galway in the region of Connemara, on Ireland’s Atlantic coast.

The Gallery Press
Publishers of contemporary Irish poetry, drama and prose.

Gill & Macmillan
Ireland’s largest publisher, with lists in general interest non-fiction, secondary and tertiary education texts. Accept unsolicited manuscripts. See website for further details.

Guildhall Press
North Of Ireland’s leading independent publishers, Guildhall produces high-quality fiction, local history, literary, academic, social issue, Irish language and photographic publications with global appeal. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Please see their website for instructions.

Hachette Books Ireland
One of Ireland’s leading publishers of commercial fiction and non-fiction. Part of the Hachette publishing group. Unsolicited manuscripts; not accepted. Fiction and Non-fiction: They accept submissions from agents and previously published authors. Please send opening chapters (circa 100 pages) a detailed synopsis and biography to Hachette Books Ireland, 8, Castlecourt Centre, Castleknock, Dublin 15 or by email to

The History Press, Ireland
thehistorypress.ieThe History Press, Ireland is a publisher of local and general history books.

Below is a list of literary agents in Ireland.

1. Emma Walsh, Literary Agent
Emma Walsh of Walsh Communications manages a small number of new writers, helping them build their writing careers and managing their literary affairs. Areas: Adult fiction (commercial and literary), non fiction and children’s literature. Please send a brief inquiry email in the first instance before sending any work. They do not accept science fiction, poetry or short stories.
Address: Available on request; tel; +353-(0)86-6069313; email:; website;

2. Lisa Richards Agency
Children and adult fiction and non-fiction. Address: The Lisa Richards Agency, 108, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4; Tel: +353(0)1 6375000; email: website;

3. Marianne Gunn O’Connor Literary Agency
Interested in commercial and literary fiction, non-fiction and biography. Address: Morrison Chambers, Suite 17, 32 Nassau Street, Dublin 2; email:

4. Ruth Cunney Agency
Agent for illustrated non-fiction and literary fiction. Also interested in original work of illustrators and photographers. Address: 5, Manor Place, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7; Tel: +353-1-6351963; Email:

5. Font International
Offers representation to writers of fiction and nonfiction internationally. Address: Hollyville House, Hollybrook Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3. Email:; website;

6. Jonathan Williams Literary Agency
Handles general trade books; fiction, auto/biography, travel, politics, history, music, literature and criticism, gardening, cookery, sport and leisure, humour, reference, social questions, photography. Some poetry. No plays, science fiction, children’s books, mind, body and spirit, computer books, theology, multimedia, motoring, aviation. Address: Rosney Mews, Upper Glenageary Road, Glenageary, Co. Dublin

7. Binnacle Press; Contact; Deborah Lysaght. Fiction and poetry. Send covering letter, synopsis (no more than 300 words) and short biography.

8. The Book Bureau Literary Agency
7, Duncairn Avenue, Bray, Co. Wicklow. Tel: 01-2764996; Email: thebookbureau@oceanfree.netContact: Geraldine Nichol. Preferences; commercial women’s fiction, crime/thrillers and literary fiction; also interested in satire; humour; lifestyles; cookery, romantic; chick lit; lads’ lit; autobiographies; some young adult; some non-fiction. Send preliminary letter and three sample chapters (single line spacing and 11 font) together with a synopsis and short bio. They do not accept sci-fi, horror, fantasy, poetry, young children’s fiction, plays or TV scripts. Irish Academic Press
Dublin-based publisher of books of Irish interest, including Irish History, Contemporary Irish History, Military and Political History, Literature, Arts and the Media, Social History, Women’s Studies and Genealogy. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Considers non-fiction manuscripts of academic and general trade nature on history, politics, arts, theatre and film, literature and society regarding Ireland. Please contact by email at to request book proposal form.

Irish Pages
A Belfast journal combining Irish, European and international perspectives.

Laurel Cottages Ltd.
Illustrated local books and prints of Ireland and England from Cottage Publications.
Liberties Press
libertiespress.comLiberties Press accept unsolicited submissions for both non-fiction and fiction between 1 January and 31 March each year. They publish primarily for the Irish market and urge those submitting to ensure their work is in line with their current list, which broadly focuses on Irish interest non-fiction including history, memoir, biography, politics, current affairs, sport and lifestyle. They do not accept unsolicited submissions for poetry. More at

The Liffey Press Ltd
A publisher of non-fiction books in Ireland with over 125 titles in print. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Prefer manuscripts to be sent via email;; please see website for further submission details.

Lilliput Press
lilliputpress.ieSmall press specialising in Irish history, biography, literature / essays, Joyce, literary fiction and nature / environment.

Little Island
Little Island publishes fiction for older children and teenagers by Irish and international authors.
Little Island is an imprint of New Island. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Non-illustrated fiction for older children and teenagers. Send submissions by email only – synopsis and first 3 chapters or 50 pages.

Management Briefs
Publishes short easy-to-read books with the essentials for busy Managers across a range of topics.

Maverick House
maverickhouse.comMaverick House specialises in non-fiction, current affairs and sport for Ireland and the world.

Mercier Press
mercierpress.ieLong established, independent trade publisher of non fiction with limited adult and children’s fiction. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts from authors and illustrators. Currently seeking mainly history, biography/memoir, politics/current affairs, sport, lifestyle and cookery, folklore and humour. Non-fiction submissions: Please send one-page cover letter, author CV (including 200 word bio), and a synopsis of not more than 1,500 words by email to Allow 6-8 weeks for a response. Fiction submissions; send one-page cover letter, author CV, including a 200 word biography and 3 sequential chapters (best to send first three chapters) to above email.

Merlin Publishing
Publisher of Irish non-fiction titles across a range of subjects. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Send proposal by email, which includes a complete synopsis (2-page maximum) and a sample chapter.

Music Ireland
Based on Achill Island, Music Ireland publishes books of Irish music, from ballads to traditional music, suitable for everyone from beginners to accomplished musicians.

New Island
newisland.ieNew Island publish fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry, and the Open Door series. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Send submissions by post only to New Island Books, 2, Brookside, Dundrum Road, Dublin 14. Synopsis and first 3 chapters or 50 pages.

The O’Brien Press Ltd
Ireland’s leading independent publisher of award-winning children’s fiction and bestselling adult non-fiction. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. No poetry. Please submit by post only. See website for further submission details.

Oak Tree Press
oaktreepress.comOak Tree Press develops and delivers information, advice and resources for entrepreneurs and managers.

Onstream Publications
Irish publisher produces and sells quality books with interesting, not always mainstream, topics.

Penguin Ireland
Subsidiary of Penguin UK, publishing in all genres. See website for submission guidelines.

Phaeton Publishing; Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Send synopsis and sample chapter.

Poolbeg Press; Publishes fiction, non-fiction, current affairs. See website for submission guidelines.

Relay Books

Royal Irish Academy
The Royal Irish Academy publishes books with the precise aim of communicating scholarly material to a wider public. Also publishes six scholarly journals, landmark series and monographs. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Non-fiction, generally academic. Send to Managing Editor by post or email.

Salmon Poetry
salmonpoetry.comLiterary publisher; specialising in Irish and international poetry.

Scotus Press

Seven Towers

Southword Editions
Southword Editions is the publishing branch of the Munster Literature Centre. Publications include Southword, a literary journal published biannually, Best of Irish Poetry (a poetry anthology published annually) and various texts in translation.

The Stinging Fly Press
Operated alongside literary journal. Publishing literary fiction, particular interest in new writers and short stories. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Short stories and poetry accepted from January-March. No submissions by email. See website for further details.

Summer Palace Press

TSO Ireland
tsoireland.comTSO Ireland provides comprehensive information management and publishing solutions for public and private sector clients.

Ulster Historical Foundation
Publisher of historical titles and family history guides relating to the province of Ulster.

University College Dublin Press
ucdpress.ieUCD Press publishes a diversity of academic titles reflective of excellence in contemporary international scholarship. Accepts unsolicited manuscripts. Academic titles. Submission guidelines may be found on their website.

veritas.ieVeritas publishes religious education textbooks, resources such as the Irish Catholic Directory, and books on theology, spirituality, counselling and social issues.

Wolfhound Press
An imprint of Merlin Publishing. Established in 1974, producing high quality books of Irish interest.

The Woodfield Press
Publishes books which conform to academic standards but are accessible in style and written, generally, with the non-academic in mind. Specialist areas include: Biography, Local History, Women’s History/Studies,Social History. Unsolicited manuscripts not accepted, but send proposals by email

Independent publisher based in Galway since 2006. Publishes fiction, poetry and non-fiction titles. Also publishes through its imprint 6th House and produces Crannóg Literary Magazine.
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