A warm welcome and thank you for stopping by.

Dedicated to writing that inspires, entertains and impacts, we are an independent, niche publisher of International Short Fiction and Poetry.

The Press was created as a Memorial to my father after his sudden death in 2011.

We operate with a small staff of dedicated editors and designers. All of our original Art book covers are created in-house, by hand.

Our goal has always been to discover and publish the work of new and established short fiction writers and poets. We work tirelessly in order to bring exciting and unique writing to the marketplace and pride ourselves on high-quality books and personalised customer service.

As a result, you will not find our titles listed with any of the usual online distributors because we are not prepared to hand over 60% plus for the beautiful, print-only books we work incredibly hard to produce. Our anthologies and collections are available directly from us via this website.

Each book sale contributes hugely towards the serious financial requirements for both the continuation and growth of Labello. When you purchase any of our titles, you are supporting independent writers and creators and helping us to keep books in print.

We deeply appreciate your support.

Deborah McMenamy

Executive Editor

Available Titles

9th Archipelago

Invitational Anthology

At Love’s Altar

by Deborah Ríse McMenamy

Gem Street I

The First Anthology

Gem Street II

Collector’s Edition

Gem Street III

Beyond the Axis

So Long Polyester

by Deborah Ríse McMenamy

Latest Title

"9th Archipelago"

From an idea born in response to the pandemic.

In support of authors we know and admire.

As a community effort to bring fresh, new writing to 2021, Labello Press is excited to announce our latest publication project and first Invitational Anthology ‘9th Archipelago’, a stunning collection of Short Fiction and Poetry from:

Paul Burns/UK, Stefania Ferregutti/Switzerland, Martin Guppy/UK, Will Haynes/Spain, Deborah McMenamy/Ireland, Frederick Oscarsson/Sweden, Kathleen Reed/US, Wendy Staples/UK and Laurence Tournier/France.

Based on the challenges we are all currently facing, our concept for this collection has been inspired by the mythical Fifth Province which provided a safe space for dialogue in Ancient Ireland. In the centre of Ireland lies the Hill of Uisneach, recognized as a point of reconciliation; representing Warriorship, Dignity, Stability, Integrity and Principles. All of the attributes needed in the world always and especially at this time in history.

‘9th Archipelago’ therefore, is symbolic. A place that enables us to create despite the restraints in relation to the virus and all the political and scientific confusion surrounding it.

Copies of the anthology are now available!