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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.


Tony Curtis has been shortlisted for The Society of Authors Paul Torday Memorial Prize with his debut novel Darkness in the City of Light. The Paul...
May 2023 - 11:55 am
Seren authors Sophie Buchaillard and Paul Henry have both been shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2023. The shortlists were announced on BBC...
May 2023 - 09:37 am
Later this year we’re publishing Cymru and I in partnership with Inclusive Journalism Cymru, a book of essays exploring Welsh identity. Today we are...
May 2023 - 10:06 am
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. With our publisher Mick Felton retiring in June 2023, we have a unique opportunity to join the Seren team as Chief...
April 2023 - 12:06 pm
Three Seren poets are celebrating success in the Magma Poetry Competition 2022/23 run by Magma Poetry Magazine.  The winner of this year's...
March 2023 - 10:33 am
In March 2023, 'Y Ddwy Chwaer / The Two Sisters', a suite of folk songs with words in Welsh and English by Grahame Davies, and with music by Paul...
March 2023 - 15:53 pm
Angela Graham won First Prize for Poetry in the inaugural Linen Hall Ulster-Scots Writing Competition 2021 for her poem ‘A Heerd tha Sodjer on tha...
March 2023 - 10:41 am
Applications are now open for writers in Wales to submit essay proposals for Cymru and I, a book of 10 non-fiction essays written by members of...
January 2023 - 11:58 am
Clear away the January blues with the return of our half-price January Sale. From Friday 13th January, enjoy 50% off books across the Seren website*...
January 2023 - 09:23 am
Seren poet Hannah Hodgson has been longlisted for the Barbellion Prize with her debut collection 163 Days. Hannah is longlisted alongside 8 other...
December 2022 - 10:23 am


Monday 29th May, 11:30
Explore the political, cultural and mythical history of Wales, and get a glimpse of what lies ahead for us all when it comes to climate change, with...
Sturminster Newton
Tuesday 6th June, 15:00
 Jon Woolcott will be talking about his new book Real Dorset (Seren 2023), the latest in Seren's 'Real' Series. Real Dorset is a personal, detailed,...
The Garsdale Retreat
Monday 17th July, 10:00
Taught by tutor Paul Henry, this popular course, will appeal to those keen to develop their poetry within a supportive, homely environment. Welcoming...
Monday 30th October, 15:00 to Saturday 4th November, 10:00
During this residential course, led by Jonathan Edwards, we will look at a range of exciting poetic voices and poetry on a range of subjects, from...

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