Welcome to Arkbound
We are a charity book publisher based in Bristol and Glasgow. Our aim is to support authors from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds to get their voices heard, especially for writing that covers important social and environmental themes. The Arkbound Foundation furthers this through workshops, events and mentoring. Since 2015, we have published a range of books in fiction and non-fiction, with a list of available books here. New book submissions are welcomed, although we usually focus on authors who have been supported through the Arkbound Foundation.
Jonathan Watts is a copywriter and author, based in Bristol. He was inspired to start writing at age 13 when he read “Ravenheart” by David Gemmell. Always fascinated by ancient folklore, he incorporated mythic figures and archetypes from his study of Classics into a fantasy framework to produce a tense and subversive tale. This became his first novel, a dark twist on fantasy and mythology titled Bury Me Where They Fall, which was published in October 2019 by Arkbound.
His other inspirations include Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore and the music of Nick Cave, Greg Dulli and Leonard Cohen. When not writing, Jonathan enjoys yoga, cooking, visiting historical ruins and seeing every live band he can manage to.
Arkbound Foundation awarded National Lottery funding to Tackle Mental Health Issues through Writing ( Power of Pen )
Earlier this year, author L.L. McKinney started the Twitter hashtag #PublishingPaidMe, calling for authors to share the advances they had received for their books.