Dunlin Press is a new independent publishing house based in the artistic community of Wivenhoe, Essex. Its focus is emerging writers and visual artists whose work is intelligent, thought-provoking and beautiful, and which for various reasons might prove difficult to place with more established or commercial publishers. Dunlin Press aims to publish works of fiction and non-fiction, poetry, photo-essays, illustration and more. Its first book is Est: Collected reports from East Anglia, a collection of fiction, non-fiction and psychogeography from Norfolk, Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Dunlin Press is operating as a not-for-profit enterprise.
Dunlin Press was founded by Martin Bewick and Ella Johnston in 2014.
Martin Bewick is a magazine editor and writer who has contributed to many publications on subjects including art, architecture and social trends. He has taught at the University of Essex, where his doctoral study was on the writing of James Kelman. He has had short stories and poetry published and writes a weekly flash fiction blog. He is interested in modernism, serialism and minimalism.
Ella Johnston has worked as an editor across numerous magazines and websites. As an artist her drawings and paintings, installation works and occasional forays into video have been shown across London and in the South East. She is inspired by the work of 20th-century British printmakers and up-and-coming illustrators, the writing of Tolstoy and Joyce, Pelican book design and the intricacies of Tudor history.