Who We Are and What We Do

Learn more about the people behind the books

Established in 2020 as an imprint of Valley Press, Lendal Press is a York-based independent publishing house that specialises in challenging, distinctive fiction and inspirational, life-enhancing non-fiction.

We have published a range of books including dystopian fiction, cookbooks, environmental writing and more! We are always looking for new and exciting writing to add to our ever-growing list and hope to build a catalogue of publications in which there is something for every reader to enjoy!

Seline Duzenli, Managing Editor


Seline is an accomplished editor and publisher, leading the publication of the York Literary Review 2021. During her time at University, she interned as an assistant editor with Lendal Press. Having recently graduated from York St John University with an MA in Publishing, following on from a BA (Hons) in English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University, Seline has adopted the role of Managing Editor at Lendal Press, with an aim to deconstruct the barriers often present within the publishing infrastructure.

Peter Barnfather, Publishing Director

An accomplished Publisher at both Valley Press and Platypus Press, he also oversees Lendal Press as its Publishing Director. Based in Shropshire, Peter is a book designer by vocation whose work has been shortlisted by the Academy of British Cover Design.

Did you know?

Our logo is a graphic illustration of Lendal Bridge in York and was designed by our very own Peter Barnfather. Being York-based, we felt that the logo should reflect this. Valley Press is named after Valley Bridge in Scarborough and thus Lendal Bridge provides a link between the two.

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