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About Freight Books

Freight Books' offices, GlasgowFreight Books is an award-winning UK-based independent publisher founded in September 2011 in the city of Glasgow, Scotland. With a focus on publishing high quality literary fiction, we also publish humour, general illustrated and narrative non-fiction and poetry. At the heart of all our projects is a commitment to compelling narratives, scrupulous editing, high quality production and imaginative marketing, supported by a strong and identifiable brand. Most importantly we want to bring our talented authors to as wide an audience as possible.

Freight Books was voted Scottish Publisher of the Year in December 2015 and recently won three Scottish Design Awards, including the coveted Grand Prix, for one of its titles.

Freight Books is a sister company of Freight Design, founded in 2001, one of Scotland’s leading design and marketing agencies. It grew out of Freight Design’s pleasure in creating award-winning publications and its commitment to literature. In 2009 Freight founded Gutter, which quickly established itself as the leading literary magazine of new writing in Scotland. Gutter has won multiple design awards and founded one of the best literary networks in the country.

Awards include

  • Gourmand Awards 2017 Best UK Spirits Book – Whisky Island / Fiona Rintoul and Konrad Borkowski
  • Republic of Consciousness Small Press Awards 2017 – Treats / Lara Williams – shortlisted
  • Scottish Design Awards 2016 – Winner Design Grand Prix – Nothing Is Lost
  • Scottish Design Awards 2016 – Winner Best Use of Craft – Nothing Is Lost
  • Scottish Design Awards 2016 – Winner Best Editorial Design – Nothing Is Lost
  • Saboteur Awards 2016 – Best Magazine – Gutter – shortlisted
  • Saboteur Awards 2016 – Best Story Collection – Treats / Lara Williams – shortlisted
  • Edge Hill Story Prize 2016 – The Way Out / Vicki Jarrett – longlisted
  • Aldeburgh Fenton Best First Collection 16 – Killochries / Jim Carruth – shortlisted
  • Seamus Heaney Poetry Award Best First Collection 16 – Killochries – shortlisted
  • Forward Poetry Prize 16 – Best First Collection – Tonguit / Harry Giles – shortlisted
  • Scottish Publisher of the Year 2015 – Winner – Freight Books
  • Saltire Scottish Book of the Year 2015 – Jellyfish / Janice Galloway – shortlisted
  • Saltire Scottish Poetry Book of the Year 2015 – Killochries / Jim Carruth – shortlisted
  • Saltire Scottish Non-fiction Book of the Year 2015 – Lifeblood / Gill Fyffe – shortlisted
  • Drum UK Design Awards 2015 – Best Editorial Design – Freight Books – Shortlisted
  • Scottish Design Awards 2015 – Best Editorial Design – Gutter Magazine – Shortlisted
  • Scottish Design Awards 2015 – Best Editorial Design – The Kelpies – Shortlisted
  • Guardian Not the Booker Prize – Fishnet / Kirstin Innes – winner
  • Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2014 – Any Other Mouth / Anneliese Mackintosh – longlisted
  • Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2015 – Any Other Mouth / Anneliese Mackintosh – shortlisted
  • Jerwood Prize 2015 – The Way Out / Vicki Jarrett – shortlisted
  • Scottish Design Awards 2014 – Best Publication Nomination – If Dogs Could Swear
  • Scottish Design Awards 2014 – Best Publication Nomination – 21 Revolutions
  • Drum UK Design Awards 2014 – Best Publication Nomination – Look Up Glasgow
  • Green Carnation Prize 2014 – Any Other Mouth / Anneliese Mackintosh – winner
  • SCIBA Scottish Graphic Novel of the Year – IDP:2043 – shortlisted
  • Shortlisted for Saltire Scottish Publisher of the Year 2013
  • Longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2012 – Furnace / Wayne Price
  • Longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award 2013 – LoveSexTravelMusik / Rodge Glass
  • Longlisted for the Author’s Club First Book Award 2013 – Ramshackle / Elizabeth Reeder
  • Shortlisted for Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year 2012 – Ramshackle / Elizabeth Reeder
  • Shortlisted for the Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book Awards First Book Award 2013 – Ramshackle / Elizabeth Reeder
  • Shortlisted for Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year 2012 – Furnace / Wayne Price
  • Winner Scottish Design Awards 2013 Best Publication – 101 Uses of a Dead Kindle / Adrian Searle & Judith Hastie
  • Winner Scottish Design Awards 2013 Best Use of Illustration – 101 Uses of a Dead Kindle / Adrian Searle & Judith Hastie
  • UK Booksellers Association Top Five Christmas Book 2012 – 101 Uses of a Dead Kindle / Adrian Searle & Judith Hastie
  • Observer Top Ten African Book 2012 – The Hairdresser of Harare / Tendai Huchu
  • Shortlisted for Scottish Graphic Novel of the Year 2011 – Dougie’s War / Rodge Glass and Dave Turbitt
  • Nominated Scottish Design Awards 2011 Best Use of Illustration – Dougie’s War / Rodge Glass and Dave Turbitt
  • Nominated Scottish Design Awards 2011 Best Publication – Dougie’s War / Rodge Glass and Dave Turbitt