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 an 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.

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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 5 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.

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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.

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UCLan Publishing is closed to unsolicited submissions. 

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“So this is a note of gratitude to you, them, and the school, and an appeal that you continue to help the program develop and expand in the years to come. UCLan Publishing is an extraordinary asset and I am grateful to have found a home there. Thank you!”

Andrew (A.J.) Hartley
Author of Cold Bath Street

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Publishing the very best children’s books in all genres.