A new publishing house, Unthank Books, has been set up by a former literary scout at Van Lear Robin Jones.
Unthank will publish "literary fiction and non-fiction which entertains, informs, educates, elucidates, criticises or satirises the modern world". The company will produce four titles this year.
Jones was a former co-ordinator of International PEN's Writers in Prison Commitee as well as a former international literary scout with Van Lear and is a reader for The Literary Consultancy.
Jones said Unthank would aim to publish "the kind of books you used to read and enjoy, but struggle to find any more". He added: "We are fans of the quirky, the comic, the cult and the non-commercial."
For submissions please visit the web site.