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 launching their work into the world and finding an audience.
February 9th, 2018: Over the Edge
Kevin Higgins of Over the Edge, Galway city’s literary events organisation, kindly invited Ross Hattaway and Liz McSkeane to take part in the 2018 Poetry Book Showcase in Charlie Byrne’s bookshop in Galway. It was a wonderful night with contributions from many Galway writers, and a great welcome for the visitors from Turas Press. See this link for other interesting Over the Edge activities. http://overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.ie/
Many thanks to Kevin for inviting Turas Press to take part. We really enjoyed meeting you all.
February 5th, 2018: “Crunch” – a new collection by Anamaría Crowe Serrano
Anamaría Crowe Serrano’s exciting new collection, “Crunch,” was launched at the beginning of February in the Irish Writers’ Centre. It was a great celebration and poet Fióna Bolger gave a wonderful, insightful introduction.
January 14th, Books Upstairs reading
Books Upstairs have recently started hosting Sunday afternoon readings in their beautiful café space upstairs in – Books Upstairs. Turas Press had the privilege of being the first of the hosted readings, on January 14th. Ross and Liz read from their current Turas Press publications and Anamaría gave us a taster of her forthcoming collection, “Crunch.”
October 23rd, 2017:The Listeners, the Eden in Rathfarnham, Dublin.
Liz and Ross were invited to share their work as featured readers at The Listeners monthly event in Rathfarnham on October 23rd last.
Here they are, happy to have signed many books!
Thanks to Dara Bradish and Paul Bragazzi for hosting Turas Press.
September 4th, 2017 Ross Hattaway’s third collection
Ross’s third poetry collection “How to Sleep with Strangers” was launched 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.
May 2nd, 2017 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.
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:
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.
Turas Press is hugely grateful for the support of an expanding network of independent bookshops who have generously agreed to stock our books. At the moment, Turas Press books are available in bookstores in Dublin, Galway, Cork, Sligo and lately, Glasgow! If you would like to buy our books and are close to any of these places – do call in and make your purchase there. Turas Press is committed to supporting, in whatever small way we can, the work of the independent bookstores.
We are keen to bring Turas Press publications to as wide an audience as possible and are taking active steps – by visiting bookshops – to do that. So, if you know of any independent bookshops that you think might be interested, you might consider directing them to this website – or alternatively, let us know and we’ll contact them.
If you are living overseas or in a part of the country where the Turas Press list has not yet arrived, no problem, you can buy directly from this website. Just scroll down to the end of this page and click on the book you want. Your order will be despatched in a day or two. If there are any glitches, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.