Askance Publishing

A different way of looking at the world

Askance was first established in Cambridge, UK in 2011, although now our interest is international, with contributing authors from many countries and editorial input from Canada and the UK. Askance has published more than a dozen titles in multiple formats, including some best-selling fiction and widely respected non-fiction.
We are always on the lookout for new fiction and have revived our short story competition – it runs from December 1st to January 31st. Our first ever flash fiction contest will announce the winners very soon.
If you have a manuscript waiting to be assessed, take a look at our guidance for writers page. To be an Askance author you need a good story well told, plus the time and energy to give it a chance of reaching a wider audience. We are not a ‘vanity publisher’, neither do we have a big budget for promotion.
All our in-print titles are available to order right here, while the e-book versions can be ordered by clicking through the links or by searching your favourite e-bookstore. And please don’t forget your favourite real-book store, our titles are available to order through all UK bookstores.