The little blog of Cairn Press. Small Press publisher of remarkable fiction. Where good books find a home.

Thanks, Mom.

Our first publication is rooted in Ireland’s history of internal violence… The good people at Crime Fiction Lover kindly mentioned Cairn and the forthcoming publication, As Close As You’ll Ever Be, written by Seamus Scanlon.

Check out the link below because blogs can be fun and treacherous, like getting stuck in the elevator with your mother. The dull drum in the background is not the beat leading to escape, or a cry for help, but your unfortunate voice grown raspy from the inability to refuse an opportunity to talk about oneself.  

You’re welcome:

Seamus Scanlon’s winning story from 2011 – “The Long Wet Grass” is one of the most stunning pieces of Flash I have ever read. We got more emails and comments about it than possibly anything else we published…

Clem Cairns of Ireland’s Fish Publishing via Every Day Fiction 

The Long Wet Grass is published in The Fish Anthology 2011 and is on of the many wonderful pieces in the forthcoming publication, As Close As You’ll Ever Be, available July, 2012.

Forthcoming Publication, July 2012

“Fad saol agat, gob fliuch, agus bás in Eirinn.”

 (Long life to you, a wet mouth, and death in Ireland.)        

—Irish Proverb

We are happy to announce the forthcoming publication of Seamus Scanlon’s remarkable short story collection, As Close As You’ll Ever Be

We look forward to updating you with more information as we approach July and understand you might be eager to have your hardcover, paperback, or e-book signed, so please continue to routinely visit us for updates. In the meantime, have fun, and enjoy the links below: 

Seamus Scanlon is a Librarian and Assistant Professor at the Centre for Worker Education at the City College of New York (CUNY). Hailing from Galway, Ireland, Scanlon’s fiction won the 2011 Fish Publishing One Page Story Award, and the 2010 Over The Edge Writer of the Year Award. His writing has appeared in numerous publications and most recently his play, Dancing at Lunacy, finished an extended run at the Cell Theatre in New York City, March 2012.