Welcome to Turas Press, an independent, Dublin-based publisher dedicated to bringing contemporary poetry and literary fiction to Irish and international readers.
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 to make innovative writing accessible to readers who are passionate about literature.
Here at Turas Press, we are delighted to engage with our readers and writers by bringing our contemporary poetry and literary fiction to you in 2023 and beyond. If you are a writer who is interested in submitting work to Turas Press, we have two submissions windows: in spring and in autumn. Submissions are now closed, so please wait until the next submissions window before sending us your work. The date will be posted on our submissions page. Before you send us your work, please check our submission guidelines.
All Turas Press books are available from our online bookstore As always, if you are close to one of the many super independent bookshops around the country, you can get Turas Press books from them. If you are looking for a book which they don’t have in stock, they can order it for you. And if there is no indie bookstore nearby, you can make your purchase from this website.
To request review copies of any of our books, email us here.We look forward to connecting with you, as a reader, a writer or both!
Turas Press features in The Bookseller!
Last September 9th, Turas Press was featured in a double-page spread in the Ireland Issue of The Bookseller! Journalist Julie Vuong interviewed Turas Press Director Liz McSkeane. They discussed the genesis and evolution of Turas Press, as well as the strengths and challenges that face independent publishers.
The spread included a generous inset dedicated to the stunning Spanish Civil War novel In The Dark by Anamaría Crowe Serrano, which Turas Press published in June, 2021.
The Bookseller is the most significant trade magazine of the UK books industry, so this is major coverage for a small, indie press, which we greatly appreciate
“One of the strengths of small, independent publishers is having flexibility to provide a platform for work that may not conform to the tried-and-tested formulae that the bigger publishers often (though not always) prefer.” Liz McSkeane, Director.
Turas Press was represented at 2022 Culture Night! This ‘national moment, celebrating culture, creativity and the arts,’ funded by the Arts Council and local authorities throughout Ireland, took place on September 23rd. The Instituto Cervantes in Dublin invited Liz McSkeane to participate in a panel with writers who read from and discuss their work. Liz read from Canticle, her historical detective fiction novel based on the life of one of Spain’s greatest poets, St John of the Cross.