Fairlight Books has one aim – to celebrate quality writing and promote the best of new and contemporary literary fiction.
Based in the thriving and energetic publishing hub of Oxford, we’re a young, dynamic team wanting to do things a little differently. For us, it’s about a wider community coming together to celebrate and promote quality writing.
Since our inception, our authors have been longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, shortlisted for the Paul Torday Prize, the BBC National Short Story Award and on the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction Recommended List.
As part of our mission to make quality writing more discoverable, we’ve set up Fairlight Shorts. This online short story portal showcases some fantastic, but previously unpublished, short story writing. Making all of the stories on our website freely available to readers, our aim is to fight the corner for the short story as a form of literature which until recently has been largely abandoned or hidden behind paywalls, and promote and support the writing of these talented authors.
With a specific focus on quality rather than quantity, we intend to publish contemporary adult literary fiction and well-written genre fiction.
By publishing just a small number of books each year, we believe we can give each book and its author the care and attention they deserve – from stunning and original cover designs, to comprehensive e-book coverage, to promotional campaigns sustained over the longer term. For us, it’s all about re-connecting the reader with a quality reading experience.
Fairlight Books – GOOD BOOKS, GREAT READS