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Great storytelling doesn’t just entertain, it energises.  


We are a small, independent and traditional press located in Clapham. We're London-based and the majority of our books are about Britain. But our memoirs and travelogues take you around the world. So do many of our thrillers. 


We publish page turners about politics. We grapple and engage, move and disturb, inform and entertain. 

We promote dialogue and debate issues on our YouTube channel. More content can be found on our TikTok.


New York-based Essential AudioBooks has turned several of our books into audiobooks (all available on Audible). Drachenhaus Verlag has published the German translation of Brushstrokes in Time by Sylvia Vetta. Mercuria Press in the USA has republished Sarah Gray's books. Black Tea by Stephen Morris has been shortlisted for a Royal Society of Literature Award. Daisy Chain by Justine Gilbert has won the Page Turner Award and the Chill with a Book Award. Opera by Julie Anderson has been longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award.

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We are proud friends with Clapham Publishing Services, which helps authors with their editing and self-publishing needs. For more on Clapham Publishing, check out this delightful little vid.

Because we take chances on new voices and promote dialogue through free events, PLEASE SUPPORT US

While Claret Press books are available from all bookshops and online retailers, buying our books from the following links through our own shop means we and our authors receive a greater proportion of the sale at no extra cost to you. Our books may cost a little more than mass market reads, but those extra pennies help support all the work we do, such as publishing new authors and promoting dialogue around issues that affect us all. 

(Please note: our shop can only send out print copies to addresses within the UK - our apologies to non-UK readers!)

You can also donate to us through our ko-fi page which we set up so that you can directly support our work, including our free Zoom events.

Submitting to Claret Press

Submitting to Claret Press

If you're interested in submitting to Claret Press, send us a cover letter and a 25 page writing sample. Please read our submission guidelines beforehand. Our email address is


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We don't publish the following: poetry, self-help or spiritual, erotica, children's literature, picture books, art books, cookbooks, academic, educational, textbooks or screeds. We also don't republish self-published books.

Independent Publishers Guild
Drachenhaus Verlag
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Essential Audiobooks
Finalist for International Book Awards
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