Who We Are

‘A truly thrilling new venture’

- Joanna Trollope

‘A nice bit of publishing’

- The Bookseller on the Queer Classics

We place our authors are at the heart of what we do. We nurture talent and creativity and are committed to editorial excellence, high-quality production and marketing our books with vigour and flair.

Muswell Press is a proudly independent publisher of great books, publishing an eclectic mix of excellent writing, with the emphasis on contemporary fiction, crime, biography and travel. The Queer Classics list republishes forgotten gay classics.

Sarah and Kate Beal bought Muswell Press in 2017 and published their first list in 2018. With over 50 years experience between them at some of the UK’s largest publishing companies, they combine big company perspective and ambition with small company versatility, focus and flexibility.

Advisory Board

Will Atkinson - MD and Publisher Atlantic Books

Liz Calder - Editorial Director of Full Circle Editions and co-founder of Bloomsbury Publishing

Oliver Gadsby - CEO Rowman and Littlefield International

Rosamund de la Hey - Chair of the BA and MD of The Mainstreet Trading Company

Helen Kogan - Managing Director, Kogan Page

Bridget Latimer-Jones - Publishing Operations Consultant

Helen Lewis - Creative Director, Pavilion Books

Jenny Parrott - Editorial Consultant, and Publishing Director of Point Blank, the literary crime imprint of Oneworld

David Reynolds - Writer, teacher and co-founder Bloomsbury Publishing

Kathy Rooney - Consultant, business and start-up mentor, Non-Executive Director and formerly Managing Director of Bloomsbury Information