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About us

404 Ink founded in 2016 with the view that publishing could be a little louder. Our goal is to support new and emerging writers’ careers and publish work that personally excites us. We believe in publishing fewer titles - books and literary magazines - and making as much noise as possible about each.

Our authors and books have won awards including the Saltire Society First Book of the Year, Outstanding Literature Award at the Scottish Culture Awards, and are Scottish Book Trust New Writers Awardees, as well as appearing in The List Hot 100, and shortlisted for many more. They’ve appeared in The Guardian, Oprah.com, CNN, Huffington Post, Bustle, Publisher’s Weekly, The Times, and more locally, nationally and internationally.

Without platforms like 404 Ink promoting underrepresented and silenced voices, there would be little light left in the future of the media.
— Refinery29

As for 404 Ink, we’re a small team working with a big freelance network. The publisher was founded by two publishing freelancers, Heather McDaid and Laura Jones - you can read more on our Meet The Team page. 404 Ink was named #1 in The List Hot 100, Ones to Watch in the Scottish Culture Awards, Saltire Society Emerging Publisher of the Year, are the only publishers to receive Scottish EDGE business awards, and were named in the inaugural FutureBook40 for publishing innovators.

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