About Turas Press

Turas Press  

Welcome to Turas Press, an independent, Dublin-based publisher dedicated to providing a platform for new and innovative writing.


In Irish and Scottish Gaelic, turas means journey. Turas Press was founded in May 2017 to support writers of poetry and fiction in the journey of launching their work into the world.


Launch of Turas Press

The launch of Turas Press and its first publication, “So Long, Calypso,” by Turas Press founder Liz McSkeane, took place on May 2nd, 2017 in the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin.

by Liz McSkeane






Poet Eamonn Lynskey launched “Calypso.”

His introduction can be read on his own website, here:  https://eamonnlynskey.com/2017/05/06/so-long-calypso-a-new-poetry-collection-from-liz-mcskeane-turas-press-2017-isbn-978-0-9957916-0-2/

New work  scheduled for publicatIon in the autumn

Turas Press is delighted to announce that the launch of Ross Hattaway’s third poetry collection “How to Sleep with Strangers” took place on September 4th, 2017 in the Irish Writers’ Centre at 6.30 pm, introduced by Anne Tannam. Her introduction is available on this website under the Reviews tab.  

Ross Hattaway, poetry,TurasPress
Ross Hattaway’s new collection


Turas Press will be accepting submissions of poetry and prose during the months of February and March, 2018.  Please send manuscripts, by email only, to: admin@turaspress.ie.

Poetry: send your full manuscript in a Word document with a covering letter in the body of the email.

Novel: send up to 10,000 words or the first three chapters of your novel and a one- or two-page synopsis,  both attached as Word documents, with a covering letter in the body of the email.

Short story collections: attach up to three short stories as one single Word document, with a covering letter in the body of the email.

In your covering letter, include a brief overview of your writing and publications history to date.

Please allow up to six weeks for a response.

Contact Us


To buy Turas Press books from this website, click on Shop and scroll down to the end of the page.

Books are also currently on sale in several independent outlets:

Turas Press Books
Company of Books, 96 Ranelagh Village, Dublin 6.  http://www.thecompanyofbooks.ie/
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Winding Stair, Dublin
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100 Rathgar Rd Dublin 6 http://www.therathgarbookshop.ie/
Book outlets
Porter Patrick Street and Paul Shopping Centre, Cork