Seren is Wales’ leading independent literary publisher, specialising in English-language writing from Wales. Many of our books are shortlisted for - and win - major literary prizes across the UK and America.

Our aim is not simply to reflect what is going on in the culture in which we publish, but to drive that culture forward, to engage with the world, and to bring Welsh literature, art and politics before a wider audience.


We are thrilled to announce that entries are now open for Seren’s Christmas Poetry Competition 2017. Submit your Christmas-themed poem now.   The...
October 2017 - 10:28 am
The Wales Book of the Year shortlist has been revealed, and it features not one but two Seren authors. In the running for the Roland Mathias Poetry...
October 2017 - 09:42 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of the hardback edition of Sugar Hall, Tiffany Murray’s truly haunting ghost story. To enter, simply sign up to the...
October 2017 - 14:05 pm
Gladstone’s Library have announced their 2018 Writers in Residence, and the four successful applicants are Polly Atkin, Basic Nest Architecture (...
September 2017 - 10:35 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Tony Conran’s milestone of translation, Welsh Verse. To enter, simply sign up to the Seren newsletter before 1st...
September 2017 - 16:15 pm
The Poetry Book Society have just revealed their Winter selections, and we are delighted to announce that Paul Deaton’s forthcoming debut collection...
August 2017 - 14:34 pm
Maggie Harris, poet and author of short story collection Writing on Water, has won third prize in the International Welsh Poetry Competition for her...
August 2017 - 16:29 pm
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Black Shiver Moss, Graham Mort’s masterly tenth collection of poetry. To enter, simply sign up to the Seren...
August 2017 - 09:50 am
Each month we are shining the spotlight on one outstanding author in celebration of Wales’ year of legends, and for August, this is the prize-winning...
August 2017 - 12:15 pm
Martyn Crucefix’s new collection, The Lovely Disciplines, is newly available from Seren.  Composed with his characteristic grace and precision, these...
July 2017 - 16:44 pm


Saturday 21st October, 19:00
Martyn Crucefix will be reading from his seventh full collection, The Lovely Disciplines.  Come just for the reading or stay longer and relax with...
Bradford on Avon
Thursday 26th October, 19:30
Come along to Bradford on Avon’s reading series with guest poets Sarah Watkinson and Jonathan Edwards. All performers and listeners welcome: open...
Saturday 28th October, 19:30 to 21:30
Gale Burns and Chris Beckett invite several publishers to step into the limelight as acknowledged poets and read their own work, as well as discuss...
Monday 30th October, 19:15
The Spoke Poets are again back reading in Bristol. We are delighted to invite you to celebrate the publication of Paul Deaton's & Robert Walton’s...
Saturday 4th November, 10:00 to 11:00
'How I Did It': Seren poet Kathryn Maris, Elizabeth Speller and the Resurgence Prize Winner let you in on the secrets of their craft. Kathryn's...
Saturday 4th November, 14:45 to 15:45
'On the Road with Refugee Tales'. David Herd introduces the charity and Ted Hughes finalist and Seren poet Caroline Smith reads work inspired by the...
Sunday 5th November, 10:00 to 11:00
'Making a Living as a Poet'. Discussion with Keith Jarrett, Clare Pollard, William Sieghart and  Seren poet, Tamar Yoseloff whose fifth collection, A...
Sunday 12th November, 10:00 to 15:30
OUTSPEAK: Ekphrastic Poetry and Creative Process with Dr Rhiannon Hooson whose debut collection The Other City was published by Seren in 2016. ...

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