When Riverhead was launched nearly twenty years ago, our aims were to help and promote Hull's wealth of writing talent and to raise the creative profile of the city.

Today, those aims remain as strong as ever. And whether you agree with the saying that ‘Everyone has a book in them,’ at Riverhead we think there must be some truth in it following another amazing year when we published more exceptional books by more remarkable new writers.

We are now looking ahead to adding further names to our list of successful local authors. So why not make 2021 the year when you see your book published and on the shelves of the city's leading bookshops... And before you say, ‘It could never happen to me,’ just remember - that’s exactly what they said…