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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

From 1st February, award-winning Welsh poets Zoë Brigley and Rhian Edwards are joining the Seren team as joint Poetry Editors. Taking over from Amy ...
January 2022 - 09:32 am
We are very sorry to have the news of the passing of John Haynes, a lovely person and a fine poet. John lived a various and active life and published...
December 2021 - 10:38 am
Earlier this month, we published Where The Birds Sing Our Names, a new anthology published to raise money for Tŷ Hafan Childrens’ Hospice in Sully,...
December 2021 - 10:11 am
Congratulations to Robert Walton, author of Sax Burglar Blues, whose poem ‘Dun’ has been highly commended in the Troubadour International Poetry...
December 2021 - 10:16 am
Congratulations to Siobhán Campbell who has won the Listowell Writers’ Week Poem of the Year in the An Post Irish Book Awards 2021. Siobhán won with...
November 2021 - 14:38 pm
Seren poet Ross Cogan was recently awarded second place in the Nature and the Ecological Emergency International Poetry Competition 2021, sponsored...
November 2021 - 11:35 am
Hello everyone. After a quite wonderful 30 years, I’ve decided to step down as Poetry Editor for Seren at the end of October. It has been a huge...
October 2021 - 11:20 am
We’re delighted that Cath Drake’s debut collection The Shaking City has been longlisted for The Laurel Prize 2021.  Set up by UK poet laureate Simon...
September 2021 - 10:10 am
This autumn, brothers Owen and Tom Morgan, founders of critically acclaimed, family-run restaurant group Bar 44 publish their first cookbook, Bar 44...
September 2021 - 13:16 pm
Robert Walton, author of Sax Burglar Blues, has won first place in the English Language Poem Competition at the North American Festival of Wales for...
September 2021 - 11:47 am

Events

Online
Thursday 3rd February, 19:30 to 21:30
For our first First Thursday of 2022, we’re delighted to welcome Professor Tony Curtis in the role of both author and editor. Not only will Tony be...
Bristol
Sunday 6th February, 17:00 to 19:30
Join poetry group The Spoke for a FREE warming winter evening of poetry. The Spoke poets Elizabeth Parker, Claire Williamson and Robert Walton will...
Bristol
Wednesday 16th February, 19:00
Join us in the warmth of El Rincon for a monthly poetry evening. There will be a featured poet each month and open mic slots, with MCs  Lizzie Rascal...
Online
Friday 25th February, 12:00 to 13:30
In this Digital Taster Course for Tŷ Newydd run by Hammad Rind, you'll be given a quick introduction on how to go about starting to write your first...
Online
Saturday 26th February, 10:30
In this online course with the Poetry School, Katrina Naomi will lead a workshop on poetry of the menopause where participants will read and write...
Online
Friday 11th March, 12:00 to 13:30
In this Digital Taster Course for Tŷ Newydd run by Rosalind Hudis, you will look at the link between poetry and science, and the science of poetry....
St David’s
Saturday 26th March, 12:45 to 13:45
St David’s Festival of Ideas is a volunteer-run festival set up in 2019 with the aim of bringing people together from diverse disciplines,...

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