"History has remembered the kings and warriors, because they destroyed; art has remembered the people, because they created."

—William Morris



Cynehelm Press is the bespoke indie micropress brainchild of Dr. Luke R. J. Maynard, a writer, musician, poet, literary scholar, lapsed medievalist, designer, law student, and insufferable aesthete.

In this publishing house, you will discover old stories retold for a new generation—and new stories told in the old way.


Are Saying

"What an impressive début! I love

The Season of the Plough...this book often feels like a chronicle of a real place. Highly recommended."

Ed Greenwood,

             bestselling creator of

             the Forgotten Realms