Myriad Editions is an independent publisher based in Brighton. Since 2005 we have developed a distinctive style of publishing original fiction, graphic novels and feminist nonfiction.
Our original mission was to seek out home-grown talent and publish debut authors from Brighton and beyond. In 15 years, we have launched the careers of more than 70 authors whose books have been well-reviewed and received. Our books have won the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award (twice) and have been shortlisted for other prestigious awards, including the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, Polari First Book Awards, British Book Design and Production Award, Wales Book of the Year Award, Prix des Lecteurs and the Premio Letterario.
We organise two work-in-progress competitions, one for fiction (First Drafts) and the other for graphic novels (First Graphic Novel Competition). Both have a track record of uncovering and launching authors who progress to achieve creative and commercial success.
In 2017 Myriad merged with New Internationalist as part of a joint plan to reach wider audiences and publish books that push boundaries and embrace diversity. We have cemented reputations as well as created them, building on our core mission to publish excellent and original books, establish a literary niche against the mainstream, and to develop and support authors’ careers at home and abroad.
We strive to make the personal political and the local international. Our books speak to and of global and urgent shared concerns. We publish extraordinary storytellers and their remarkable work—fiction or nonfiction, mapped, drawn or written, these are books for our times.
MYRIAD IN 100 BOOKS – MARCH 2020
This month Myriad publishes its 100th new book: She-Clown and other stories by Hannah Vincent. To celebrate, we are giving away 100 copies of the first novel we published: I Have Waited, And You Have Come by Martine McDonagh is an extraordinary story of survival in extreme conditions and a prescient dramatisation of the current climate crisis—floods, 80mph winds, and a new virus infecting tens of thousands of people.
We are offering 10 copies of I Have Waited to 10 separate book or reading groups, libraries or charities based in the UK. To enter, email email@example.com with your details.
The giveaway will run from March 1st – 31st.
We’ve invited Triin Vihur (@wordchild) to run Myriad Instagram, showcasing as many Myriad titles as possible in 31 days—no easy feat! We’ve opened fiction submissions and there’s an exclusive 30% discount on all Myriad titles with free UK shipping on our website: MARCHMYRIAD100
Thank you for supporting Myriad in whichever way, shape or form. We’ve received a few lovely words about Myriad, our books and authors from Caroline Sanderson, Kerry Hudson and Emma Jane Unsworth and will be sharing them, along with any others we receive, on social media throughout the month. If you would like to add any words or thoughts, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘I invariably find I want to get my hands on anything Myriad publishes. I’m a huge admirer of its thoughtfully curated list, and its willingness to tackle challenging subjects in creative ways.’ Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller
‘Myriad publishes books that are both nourishing and inspiring, and a gift to any reader. What a huge achievement to publish challenging, exciting literature in a climate like this!’ Kerry Hudson
‘Myriad is truly one of the all-time greatest indie publishers—championing women, nurturing new talent, publishing books with so much passion, care and vision. These Myriad women are absolute legends!’ Emma Jane Unsworth