About

About

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.

News

Banish the January blues and enjoy our January Sale – all our books are half price this week. If you’re a reader of poetry, you’ll love Paul Henry’s...
January 2019 - 09:58 am
We received a huge number of excellently crafted poems for this year’s Christmas Poetry Competition, and it was a difficult task for our judge, Amy ...
November 2018 - 16:23 pm
To commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War, and to honour all those affected by violent conflict anywhere in the world,...
November 2018 - 11:48 am
We’re now past Halloween and that means the countdown to Christmas has officially begun – whether we like it or not. Perhaps you’re running low on...
November 2018 - 11:03 am
The closing date to enter the Troubadour International Poetry prize is getting close (Mon 22nd Oct), so with that in mind, here's 5 good reasons to...
October 2018 - 14:43 pm
We are thrilled to announce that entries are now open for Seren’s Christmas Poetry Competition 2018. Submit your Christmas-themed poem now. The 2018...
October 2018 - 10:41 am
Carrie Etter’s forthcoming collection, The Weather in Normal, has been named a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Winter 2018. The varied list of...
September 2018 - 16:03 pm
We are delighted to announce that we at Seren have been shortlisted for the ‘Consumer Facing’ category in this year’s Social Business Wales Awards. ...
August 2018 - 09:47 am
The Guardian’s ‘Not the Booker’ longlist has just been revealed and Naomi Kruger’s debut novel, May, is one of 140 titles to be nominated. Also on...
July 2018 - 10:25 am
We are thrilled to announce that Maria Donovan’s debut novel, The Chicken Soup Murder, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Rubery Book Award’s Fiction...
July 2018 - 14:55 pm

Events

Cardiff
Wednesday 23rd January, 20:00
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT WAS ORIGINALLY BOOKED FOR 30TH JANUARY BUT HAS NOW BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR 23RD JANUARY. TV wildlife presenter Iolo Williams,...
Thursday 24th January, 19:00 to Thursday 28th March, 21:00
Expand your voice with the thoughts, lives and feelings of others ‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of...
Llanbedrog
Sunday 27th January, 10:00 to Sunday 17th March, 17:00
The 2019 programme at Plas Glyn-y-Weddw willl start with a special exhibition celebrating the life and work of Jonah Jones. Jonah Jones (17 February...
Cardiff
Thursday 7th February, 19:30
First Thursday returns for February with a Mufran event, featuring poets Lesley Saunders and Philip Gross. First Thursday is a monthly celebration of...
Friday 8th February, 18:00 to Sunday 10th February, 15:00
The Seren Cornerstone Poetry Festival returns for 2019 with an eclectic and wonderful mix of poetry, film, art and music. Taking place in the...
Cardiff
Sunday 10th February, 11:30
Sunday Lunch with Mslexia Magazine: Poetry Pamphlet prizewinners. Mslexia Editor (and novelist) Debbie Taylor joins Seren Poetry Editor Amy Wack in...
St. Andrews
Friday 8th March, 10:00
Breakfast at the Poetry Café: Another Place. Enjoy your breakfast sunny side up at the festival’s Poetry Café. Our breakfast discussion events offer...
Teignmouth
Friday 22nd March, 10:37
Paul Deaton will be appearing at the Teignmouth Poetry Festival with ​Julie-ann Rowell & Ronnie Aaronson. Paul's collection A Watchful Astronomy...
Cricieth
Monday 15th July, 14:00 to Saturday 20th July, 12:00
This course, led by Jonathan Edwards and Patience Agbabai,  will engage with the idea of poetry as play, exploring the joy of messing about with the...
Cricieth
Monday 19th August, 21:16 to Saturday 24th August, 21:16
Led by Deryn Rees-Jones and Katrina Naomi, This course will draw on a range of examples from contemporary poetry that could assist us to develop our...

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