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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

We are delighted to share that Bloodlines by Sarah Wimbush has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 2020.  In what was...
November 2020 - 09:43 am
Congratulations to Robert Walton and Abeer Ameer on having their poems highly commended in the Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2020.  This year...
November 2020 - 15:40 pm
Kim Moore, author of The Art of Falling, has won the 2020 Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition with her poem 'All Night A Bird'.  On hearing...
November 2020 - 15:10 pm
Do you have a fiction or poetry lover in your life but you're stuck for choice? Don't worry, the Seren Mystery Book Bundles are back!  This time of...
November 2020 - 16:38 pm
Saturday 7 November marks the centenary of Elaine Morgan. We celebrate with the publication of a brand new biography by Daryl Leeworthy: Elaine...
November 2020 - 16:51 pm
To celebrate publication of The Stromness Dinner by Peter Benson we're offering one lucky social media follower the chance to win an Orkney hamper...
November 2020 - 11:54 am
Jaki McCarrick, author of The Scattering, has recently had her short story 'The Emperor of Russia' shortlisted for the Writing.ie Short Story...
October 2020 - 17:03 pm
Yes you read that right, we're already thinking about Christmas! We’re excited to announce the return of our annual Christmas Poetry Competition....
October 2020 - 09:27 am
Emyr Humphreys, the great novelist of twentieth century Wales died on 30 September, at the great age of 101. It is an irony that one of Emyr’s later...
October 2020 - 10:52 am
Last week, the Forward Arts Foundation published the Forward Book of Poetry 2021 containing the best poetry from 2020, including those shortlisted...
September 2020 - 13:02 pm

Events

ONLINE
Wednesday 27th January, 19:00 to 21:00
A poetry reading from Sarah Wimbush and Gill McEvoy followed by an open mic. Sarah will read a selection from her two very recent pamphlets – ...
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Thursday 28th January, 19:00
An hour of poetry, music and film at the launch of Sarah Wimbush’s Smith/Doorstop pamphlet The Last Dinosaur in Doncaster which was a winner in The...
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Sunday 14th February, 12:00 to 13:00
Meet the author Leslie Scase as he explores the world of late Victorian crime and punishment in this illustrated talk, bringing this fascinating era...
Monday 22nd February, 20:00 to 21:00
At this online event as part of the Kendal Poetry Festival, Abeer Ameer will read from her eagerly awaited first collection Inhale/Exile alongside...
Wednesday 24th February, 14:00 to 15:00
Join editors Zoë Brigley Thompson and Kristian Evans for a celebratory reading from forthcoming landmark anthology 100 Poems to Save the Planet, due...
Monday 1st March, 15:00 to Saturday 6th March, 10:00
People are the inspiration for so much great poetry. As readers, we are moved by poems which explore the connections between us as humans. And people...
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Friday 12th March, 19:30
Kick off your weekend in style with readings from Jonathan Edwards and Jericho Brown. Wry, deft and curious, Jonathan's poetry has bagged him a...

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