Welcome to Fincham Press, based at the University of Roehampton in south-west London, part of a new wave of university presses in the UK.
Fincham Press is conceived, commissioned, edited, and published by a team based at the Department of English and Creative Writing. The department is a centre of excellence in all three of its subject areas: Creative Writing, English Literature and Children’s Literature.
The writing programme is recognised by both students and peers as one of the best in the UK. This is down to the strong editorial relationship we establish with our students, and the variety of writing forms that we teach, which span poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, children’s literature, graphic narratives and computer games. Experienced teachers, who are also published writers themselves, work with students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, exploring creative work with a rigorous mix of writing theory and practice.
Starting in 2014, we have published three creative writing anthologies and we plan to offer other diverse titles in the future.
In May 2017 the press also launched two open access peer-reviewed journals: the International Journal of James Bond Studies and RoundTable, run by the department’s research students, which gives a platform for early career research in their fields.
Our aim is to explore innovative approaches to publishing and dissemination of research, and to offer our students new channels for expression and learning.