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. We have launched the careers of more than 100 authors whose books have been well-reviewed and lauded. Among them are winners of the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award and the Arnold Bennett Prize, and runners up for other prestigious awards, including the Jhalak Prize, 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.
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.
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. Since then we have also published nonfiction, including memoirs. We strive to make the personal political and the local international with books that 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. Thank you for supporting Myriad in whichever way, shape or form.
‘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
‘Myriad is a true supporter of the aims of great books – to challenge the status quo and move literature forward. You all have truly changed my life, and the lives of other women like me!’ Elizabeth Ridout
‘Myriad deserves every ounce of its outstanding reputation. It’s brave, bold and beautifully discerning. Long may it thrive.’ Alison Macleod
‘I am incredibly proud that my debut novel was also Myriad’s first. In the fourteen years since, it’s been fantastic to see Myriad’s list grow and expand to include a wonderfully diverse mix of long and short fiction, non-fiction and graphic novels, and every one a gem. Congratulations to the team and to all fellow authors on the list!’ Martine McDonagh