Resources for Writers
Below we detail publishers based in Ireland – check out the publisher’s own websites to find out exactly what genre and authors they publish and their submission guidelines – they all vary and it’s essential that you follow them. Also ensure that the publisher you are submitting to publishes your genre – check out their websites to see what sort of books they publish.
Irish language publishers are in alphabetical order, in their own list, below.
When you are preparing to submit to publishers we recommend you join writing.ie as an Emerging Writer Member (only €35 per year) – this gives you an opportunity to showcase your writing, and a webpage to link to in your submissions. It also demonstrates how serious you are about writing and it gives you exposure to editors and agents who regularly visit the site.
Publishing Consultants & Ireland’s Leading Literary Talent Scouts
Offering a full range of publishing consultancy services, from one to one mentoring and critiquing, to ghostwriting and cover design, Inkwell are literary scouts who work with agents and publishers both in Ireland and the UK. Inkwell’s aim is to bring your book a step closer to publication and they have many successes. For a details of authors whom Inkwell have placed with agents, publishers or helped along the way, click here.
A. & A. Farmar publish general non-fiction including books on medical, social and business history.
AG Education Services Ltd agservicesgroup.com
Associated Editions publish well written and beautifully designed books, highly illustrated, on a variety of subjects including Architecture, Art, Art History, Artists Books, Childrens Books, Design, Limited Editions, Music and Social History.
Blackhall Publishing, founded in 1997 and based in Dublin, is a leading publisher of law books and reports. They reorganised their publishing operations in July of last year and now have a new imprint entitled Orpen Press, which is dedicated to all non-law topics:
An imprint of Blackhall Publishing, Orpen Press covers a wide range of genres, including lifestyle, economics, current affairs, business, personal development, health, sport and Irish culture and society.
Blackstaff publishes in a wide range of categories, including fiction, sport, cookery, travel and poetry.
Now part of The O’Brien Press, publisher of quality fiction including many of the bestselling titles ever published in Ireland.
Formed in 1998, Carysfort Press publishes books on Drama, Literary Criticism, Music and the Arts & Humanities.
Chartered Accountants Ireland
As well as being the only specialist accountancy publisher, the Publishing division of Chartered Accountanst Ireland publishes titles in taxation, law, business and management.
Publisher of colour-illustrated storybooks for little people on popular baby names, with the facts on each name for big people. Founded 2004.
Children’s adventure stories. An imprint of Mercier Press.
Church of Ireland Publishing
CIP is a publishing imprint for the Church of Ireland publishing the following: materials produced by committees and central church structures; materials commissioned to fills gaps in church life, and ad hoc materials relevant to the mission of the church.
CJ Fallon is one of Ireland’s foremost educational publishers.
The Collins Press
Noteworthy Irish publisher, main categories published are Travel/Outdoors, Biography, Archaeology, History, Natural History, Sport.
The Columba Press
The Columba Press is an independent publisher of religious books with an emphasis on mainline Christian books.
Cork University Press
Publishing in Irish Studies for over 80 years.
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 award-winning educational publisher specialising in early year’s education and pre-school products and services.
Publishing the best in contemporary poetry from Ireland and poetry in translation from around the world since 1985.
D.I.A.S. School of Celtic Studies
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
An imprint of Transworld Ireland, Doubleday Ireland, aims to publish the best literary fiction and non-fiction authors.
Transworld Ireland: www.transworldireland.ie
Telphone: 00 353 (0)1 775 8683/2
The Educational Company of Ireland
Publishers of educational textbooks for primary and postprimary schools in Ireland.
Field Day is Ireland’s famous theatre and Irish studies publishing company founded in 1980 in Derry by playwright Brian Friel and actor Stephen Rea, who were then joined by co-directors Seamus Heaney, Seamus Deane, Tom Paulin, Davy Hammond, and Tom Kilroy.
Flyleaf Press was founded in 1987 and is Ireland’s major specialist publisher of family history and genealogy titles.
Folens Publishers are Ireland’s leading educational providers for Primary and Post Primary schools.
Four Courts Press
Expanding 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.
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.
Sells Government publications directly to the public through the Government Publications Sale Office & mail order service.
N Ireland’s leading independent publishers, Guildhall produces high-quality fiction, local history, literary, academic, social issue, Irish language and photographic publications with global appeal.
Hachette Books Ireland
One of Ireland’s leading publishers of commercial fiction and non-fiction. Part of the Hachette publishing group.
The History Press, Ireland
The History Press, Ireland is a publisher of local and general history books.
Institute of Public Administration
Publishes books dealing with public administration and related subject areas; Administration, a quarterly academic journal; Administration Yearbook & Diary and research reports.
Irish Academic Press
Dublin-based publisher of high quality 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.
A Belfast journal combining Irish, European and international perspectives.
Laurel Cottages Ltd.
Illustrated local books and prints of Ireland and England from Cottage Publications.
The Liffey Press Ltd
A publisher of non-fiction books in Ireland with over 125 titles in print.
Small press specialising in Irish history, biography, literature / essays, Joyce, literary fiction and nature / environment.
Little Island publishes quality fiction for older children and teenagers by Irish and international authors. Little Island was previously an imprint of New Island.
Publishes short easy-to-read books with the essentials for busy Managers across a range of topics.
Maverick House specialises in excellent non-fiction, current affairs and sport for Ireland and the world. They have recently launched new imprints Book Republic and Paisti Press.
Long established, independent trade publisher of non fiction with limited adult and children’s fiction.
Publishing The Sacred Heart Messenger since 1888.
Based on Achill Island, Music Ireland publishes books of Irish music, from ballads to traditional music, suitable for everyone from beginners to accomplished musicians.
Publishing division of the National Gallery of Ireland.
National Library of Ireland
The National Library publishes books, a range of reproduction prints, education packs and postcards of images from the Library’s graphic collections.
New Island publish original and ground-breaking fiction, non-fiction, drama, poetry, and the Open Door series.
The O’Brien Press Ltd
Ireland’s leading independent publisher of award-winning children’s fiction and bestselling adult non-fiction.
Oak Tree Press
Oak Tree Press develops and delivers information, advice and resources for entrepreneurs and managers.
Irish publisher produces and sells quality books with interesting, not always mainstream, topics.
Ordnance Survey Ireland
National mapping agency of the Republic of Ireland.
Subsidiary of Penguin UK, publishing in all genres.
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.
Literary publisher; specialising in Irish and international poetry.
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.
Bethany, Tower Cross
Mornington, Co. Meath
Tirgearr Publishing is a small independently-owned publishing company of commercial genre fiction. They are always happy to receive submissions from authors. Email for general queries only. For submissions, please visit the website for submission guidelines. Sorry, no YA or Children’s books.
A vibrant imprint publishing a diverse range of fiction and non-fiction by Irish authors.
Telephone: 00 353 (0)1 775 8683/2
Tramp Press aims to find, nurture and publish exceptional literary talent. Founded by Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen, Tramp Press is committed to publishing only the best and most deserving books, to encourage, support and maintain Ireland’s literary talent, and to enrich the lives of readers. Please note that they do not accept non-fiction submissions.
General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Irish Story
Digital Publishers of Irish History run by Eoin Purcell
TSO 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
UCD Press Publishers of the best of contemporary scholarly writing. UCD Press is a peer-reviewed publisher in a broad range of subjects including history, literary studies, music, and science. The Press has a special focus on Irish Studies. Their books are produced to the highest standards of design, editing, and printing while being publicised nationally and internationally. They are the publishing imprint of Ireland’s largest university, University College Dublin. All new proposals welcome.
Veritas publishes religious education textbooks, resources such as the Irish Catholic Directory, and books on theology, spirituality, counselling and social issues.
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.
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.
Irish language publishers
Irish language state publisher of children’s and young people’s books, textbooks and dictionaries, as well as some books for adults.
An tSnáthaid Mhór
Beautifully illustrated Irish language books for children and young people.
Books of a spiritual nature.
Cló Iar-Chonnachta is a leading publishing house for Irish language books and traditional music albums.
Athbhunaíodh an comhlacht foilsitheoireachta LeabhairCOMHAR sa bhliain 2010 chun nualitríocht na Gaeilge a fhorbairt. Tá sé mar aidhm ag an gcomhlacht seo scríbhneoirí úra a earcú agus a chothú ar bhonn leanúnach agus tá sraitheanna nua leabhar á bhforbairt aige faoi láthair.
LeabhairCOMHAR was re-established in 2010 in an effort to further develop Irish-language literature. This publishing company aims to recruit and nurture new writers on a regular basis and is currently developing several new series.
LeabhairChomhar is the book publishing imprint of the literary magazine Comhar, publishing books for adult learners of Irish as well as a number of general prose and poetry titles.
Cumann na Scríbheann nGaedhilge
The Irish Texts Society has been publishing well edited and translated editions of important works from the cannon of Irish language literature for over a hundred years
Foilseacháin Ábhair Spioradálta (FÁS)
A publisher of religious books in Irish and the religious magazine An Timire.
Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne
Specialists publishing books and CDs of special interest in the Kerry gaeltacht.
Sáirséal – Ó Marcaigh: Cló Iar-Chonnachta
The leading Irish language publishing house for many decades, Sáirséal agus Dill, later Sáirséal-Ó Marcaigh, published many of the leading poets and prose writers of the twentieth century. It is now part of the Cló Iar-Chonnachta group.