Comma Press


Comma Press is a not-for-profit independent publisher specialising in the short story. Founded in 2003, Comma’s award-winning publications include collections by new and established authors, interdisciplinary collaborations, and translation commissions devised to identify cutting-edge often marginalised voices from around the world. Comma is also the founder and co-ordinator of the Northern Fiction Alliance, a publishing collective designed to support and showcase independent publishers in the North of England.

Comma Press particularly champions the translation of Arabic fiction, and has a reputation for developing new writers from across the MENA region, as well as providing opportunities to emerging translators working from Arabic to English. Recent titles include anthologies Palestine + 100 and The Book of Cairo, and Thirteen Months of Sunrise, a collection by Sudanese writer Rania Mamoun.