Founded in 2015 and based in London, Seoul, Toronto and Vienna, Tilted Axis is a not-for-profit press on a mission to shake up contemporary international literature.
Tilted Axis publishes the books that might not otherwise make it into English, for the very reasons that make them exciting to us – artistic originality, radical vision, the sense that here is something new.
Tilting the axis of world literature from the centre to the margins allows us to challenge that very division. These margins are spaces of compelling innovation, where multiple traditions spark new forms and translation plays a crucial role.
As part of carving out a new direction in the publishing industry, Tilted Axis is also dedicated to improving access. We’re proud to pay our translators the proper rate, and to operate without unpaid interns.
We hope you find our books as thrilling and beguiling as we do, and if you do, we’d love to know.
Please note that we cannot accept unsolicited submissions, and that we do not currently have any job or internship openings.
‘Since starting up in 2015, Tilted Axis has put out a rich variety of translated literature from East, Southeast, South, and Central Asia. And translations are mostly what they do. Their catalogue is a great example of deeper diversity within a particular region. Bonus: they have a gorgeous and colourful array of snazzy cover designs.’
Elisabeth Cook, Book Riot
‘Tilted Axis Press stories swing from surreal to disturbing and often blur the lines between genres.’
Global Literature in Libraries Initiative
‘Small but perfectly formed’
Lucy Scholes, The National
‘Fantastic, weird and wonderful’
Megan Bradbury, Ploughshares