Fincham Press published its first title, an anthology of work by creative writing students, in 2014. Several collections have appeared since then, and in 2017 the Press expanded into journal publishing.


The Fincham Press creative writing anthology, edited by the novelist and teacher Leone Ross, is now an established regular series.

The Unseen

Mysteries. Ideas uncovered. Strange creatures. Forbidden words, used anyway. Ideas that scare us, make us angry, wistful, ashamed. The importance of a tiny, electric moment. All this pulled into the light, revealed by the imagination and bravery of our writers.

Purple Lights

Writers are often asked: ‘Where do you get your ideas from?’ And we always tell our students: it’s not the idea, it’s what you do with it, that counts. So why not ask a different question: How did the writer choose that form, and why? This, our third student anthology, comes up with some responses.

Screams and Silences

Beside a lake, a boy draws the horoscope charts that determine his fate. Paths cross as immigrants navigate London. Somewhere in rural England, brother and sister share murderous secrets. Work that is as diverse as it is vivid.

The Trouble with Parallel Universes

The banker who won’t open his front door, the infertile husband, the letter-writer with a bionic arm, and the essayist existing in several parallel universes: these are some of the characters and situations that we meet in this first collection.


Fincham Press now offers two new open access journals:


An annual, student-run peer-reviewed journal that promotes original and imaginative work by postgraduate students and early career researchers within the fields of Creative Writing, Children’s Literature, and English Literature.

International Journal of James Bond Studies

The first academic peer-reviewed journal dedicated to interdisciplinary scholarship on all aspects of Ian Fleming’s James Bond franchise across literary, filmic, and cultural history, and its relation to the spy genre.

Fincham Press is committed to innovation in the process of publishing, as well as content and form. The journals provide staff and students with direct experience in the academic peer-review process, through all of its editorial stages – work that is usually well hidden from public view. In the case of the department’s research students, this is part of their doctoral and post-doc training. The journals are produced on a sustainable open access platform and they use metadata and identifiers to enhance the ‘discoverability’ of each contributor’s work. In the process, Fincham Press hopes to support the university’s core mission in tertiary education and public research.