Welcome to UCLan Publishing
Winner of the Independent Publishing Awards – the Nick Robinson Newcomer Award, 2019
“There’s a distinct difference to UCLan’s approach – a disruptive spirit and an infectious enthusiasm”
UCLan Publishing is a not-for-profit, independent, trade children’s publisher based at the
University of Central Lancashire in Preston. We are unique in our innovative approach to
publishing, combining the best in publishing education with exciting live projects.
What We Do
UCLan Publishing is a small award winning children’s publishing company. We are dedicated
to producing brilliant books and nurturing the next generation of publishers – a successful
student project, Cold Bath Street, launched our commercial arm in April 2018.
We publish high-quality, commercial fiction and non-fiction books by both debut talent and
well-known authors and illustrators for children aged from 7 upwards. Whatever we do, we
strive to produce beautiful books that our readers will love.
All our fiction appears simultaneously in print and ebook form. Many of our fiction titles are
also available as audiobooks, which we produce on campus with our students participating
in both production and narration.
We are always happy to hear from people so please do drop us a line.
The STEAM Children’s Book Prize
The aim of the prize is to highlight the importance of STEAM subjects (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths) and praise the publishing industry and authors for championing them. By providing children with engaging, fun, and exciting literature, they’ll hopefully be inspired to take an interest in STEAM further into their education.
There are so many wonderful titles out there that provide the encouragement we desperately need, they may indeed bridge the skills gap we are currently experiencing in the UK.
UCLan Publishing is currently open to unsolicited submissions. We will look at everything sent to us and aim to respond within 6 weeks if we are interested in discussing your work further. We a currently looking for Middle Grade and YA.
Please consider our guidelines before submitting your work, and be aware that we are a student run publishing house. You must be open to our new approach to publishing, and by submitting your work you may be considered for student projects or our commercial arm.
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UCLan Publishing and The BIS are proud to announce the winners of the first STEAM Children’s Book Prize! Best Information Book:
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