Open submissions period from 1st -14th May for un-agented literary novels

THE BOROUGH PRESS is inviting un-agented submissions of literary novels for a limited two-week period between 1st and 14th May 2017. We are looking for authors from all backgrounds, who have written a literary novel in keeping with the spirit of The Borough Press list: fiction which couples passionate, intelligent writing with energetic, page-turning plots. Literary/genre crossovers … Continued


A #DayInTheLife – Ann Bissell, Publicity Director

7.30am: Woken by alarm. Why on earth have I set it this early on a Saturday?? Oh yes! Off to Oxford literary festival with two of Borough’s authors. Extricate self from the claws of a sleeping kitten Jeremy Guscatt and attempt to slip out of bed without waking snoring husband. 8.29am : On the tube … Continued


Start reading Beth Lewis’ The Wolf Road

The End A’ Old Me The End A’ Old Me I sat up high, oak branch ’tween my knees, and watched the tattooed man stride about in the snow. Pictures all over his face, no skin left no more, just ink and blood. Looking for me, he was. Always looking for me. He left red … Continued


Announcing Joanna Cannon’s new novel THREE THINGS ABOUT ELSIE

We cannot believe our luck, Joanna Cannon has signed another two-book deal with us here at The Borough Press. The deal signed with publishing director Suzie Dooré for UK and Commonwealth rights means the The Trouble With Goats and Sheep author will be published by us until at least 2022. The deal for her third and … Continued


Review of The Lonely City #EditorPick

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing (Canongate) One of the best books I read in 2016 was Olivia Laing’s curiously addictive exploration of loneliness and the modern city, by way of art. Alone and adrift in New York in her mid-thirties, Laing found herself falling prey to loneliness, … Continued


Start reading Christina Baker Kline’s A Piece of the World

Prologue Later he told me he’d been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn’t like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won’t … Continued


Terms and Conditions – The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir and Elemis Twitter competition

Terms and Conditions This competition is promoted by HarperCollins Publishers Limited (“HarperCollins”), I London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. This promotion is open to all UK residents except employees of HarperCollins and Elemis (or their parent, subsidiaries or any affiliated companies) and their immediate families, who are not allowed to enter the competition. You must … Continued



A richly atmospheric acquisition – The Hunters

We are thrilled to announce a new acquisition for the Borough Press list: The Hunters by Kat Gordon is a sweeping, coming-of-age story set in British colonial Kenya. Richly atmospheric, The Hunters takes place between 1925 and 1937 and is narrated by Theo, fifteen when he first arrives in the country, the son of the new Director of … Continued


Start reading Robert Lautner’s The Draughtsman

 Start reading the first chapter of Robert Lautner’s The Draughtsman The woman at the desk wishes me good morning. She looks like she has been up for hours, fresh and beaming, and I am sure not the same woman I saw last week. My eyes weeping from my walk, worse because they are such a … Continued


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