ABOUT THE SWAN RIVER PRESS

We are Ireland's only small press dedicated to literature of the fantastic. Named for the now subterranean waterway that flows through the bustling neighbourhood of Rathmines, Dublin's Swan River Press was founded in 2003 by author and editor Brian J. Showers. Since its inception, the press has specialised in literature of the Gothic, strange, and supernatural, with an emphasis on Ireland's past and present contributions to the genre.

In Spring 2013 we launched our flagship journal The Green Book: Writings on Irish Gothic, Supernatural and Fantastic Literature. This twice-yearly publication is a much-needed venue in which to explore and celebrate Irish genre literature in all its guises.

All of our publications, both inside and out, are attractively designed with an aim towards enhancing the reader's experience. Our hardbound editions feature dustjackets, printed boards, sewn binding, head and tail bands, and are lithographically printed on high-quality paper. Our chapbooks and booklets are assembled and sewn by hand unless otherwise noted.

"Handsome, beautifully made volumes . . . altogether irresistible."

-Michael Dirda, The Washington Post


"Each [book] is produced in an edition of 400 copies with full colour dust jackets, and they are among the most attractive volumes to come to me for review, the care that has gone into their making and design is self-evident. Publisher Brian J. Showers has served his authors magnificently."

-Peter Tennant, Black Static


"Swan River Press has emerged as one of the most inspiring new presses over the past decade. Not only are the books beautifully presented and professionally produced, but they aspire consistently to high literary quality and originality, ranging from current writers of supernatural/weird fiction to rare of forgotten works by departed authors."

-Peter Bell, Ghosts & Scholars


CONTACT

If you have questions, please contact Brian J. Showers at brian@swanriverpress.ie

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Our occasional blog can be found here.



BECOME A PATRON

The Swan River Press needs your help! By making a contribution, Patrons provide the Swan River Press with vital support and encouragement. This contribution goes directly towards covering our day-to-day costs and also helps us plan for the press's future. Find out more about how to become a Patron.



REVIEW COPIES

If you are a reviewer or juror for an awards body, and would like a book for review, please contact Brian J. Showers at brian@swanriverpress.ie. It would also be helpful if you let us know the publication for which you write or award that you represent.



SUBMISSIONS

Submission guidelines for The Green Book can be found here. Further queries: brian@swanriverpress.ie
Please note that The Green Book does not publish fiction.

Submissions for book publication are by invitation only. Please direct general queries to brian@swanriverpress.ie.


In any case, we highly recommend that you read some of our titles before submitting.





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Nothing may be reproduced without written permission.