Founded in 2015 and based in Sheffield and London, 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.
‘Small but perfectly formed, and steadily growing.’
Lucy Scholes, The National
‘Fantastic, weird and wonderful.’
Megan Bradbury, Ploughshares
‘A truly singular publisher, with an attention to detail and a clarity of vision that is both admirable, and necessary.’
‘After publishing half a dozen other subversive and stunning works from all over Asia… [Tilted Axis] proves that small presses are doing some of the most groundbreaking work in publishing right now.’