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

In the 2017 election of new Fellows to the Learned Society of Wales, two Seren writers are among the 44 to have been elected: Jasmine Donahaye and...
May 2017 - 10:54 am
Today is Dylan Day – an international day celebrating the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, held on 14 May each year to mark the date Under...
May 2017 - 12:53 pm
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Heat Signature, the new collection of poetry from prize-winning Irish poet Siobhán Campbell. To enter, simply...
April 2017 - 11:16 am
Poet Nerys Williams, whose collection Sound Archive (Seren, 2011) won the Irish ‘Strong’ first volume prize (2012) and was nominated for a Forward...
April 2017 - 10:09 am
Literature Wales has just announced the names of twenty-one writers who will receive a total of £70,000 in Writers’ Bursaries this year, and among...
March 2017 - 15:28 pm
Hollie McNish’s ‘funny and serious, humane and consciousness-raising’ poetry collection, Nobody Told Me, has won the 2017 Ted Hughes Award. The book...
March 2017 - 10:46 am
Enter our giveaway to win a copy of Writing on Water, the new short story collection by Maggie Harris. To enter, simply sign up to the Seren...
March 2017 - 11:23 am
The longlist for the Edge Hill Prize 2017 has just been announced, with Jo Mazelis’ gothic and uncanny short story collection, Ritual, 1969,...
March 2017 - 10:35 am
Two poems by Siobhán Campbell have been included in the Ó’Béal 4th Five Words Competition shortlist. ‘Milk’ tied for second place and was highly...
March 2017 - 09:59 am
The Immigration Handbook, Caroline Smith’s moving poetry collection inspired by stories heard every day in her role as Immigration Officer, has been ...
March 2017 - 16:42 pm

Events

Craven Arms
Monday 29th May, 16:30 to Saturday 3rd June, 12:00
Do you keep writing the same poem over and over again? During this week we will experiment with form and content to provoke work that helps us escape...
Hay-on-Wye
Monday 29th May, 17:30
Four poets read from new collections in this poetry platform. Siobhán Campbell reads from her new collection Heat Signature. Emily Blewitt reads from...
Thursday 1st June, 19:30
Join us for June’s First Thursday, our monthly celebration of new poetry and fiction at Chapter, Cardiff. Guest readers are Emily Blewitt, whose...
Cricieth
Friday 2nd June, 10:00 to Monday 5th June, 18:00
Poems after Poems will interest those who wish to explore how new poems can emerge from existing ones in the rich cultural and historical canon. We’...
Hay-on-Wye
Friday 2nd June, 19:00
Gwyn has edited a magnificent anthology of Contemporary Latin American Poetry, fabulously translated into English. The poems are at once exotic and...
Saturday 3rd June, 10:00
Hay Festival event A conversation about Gabriel García Márquez and Roberto Bolaño, two great, dead Latin American writers whose work has been read...
Penzance
Monday 5th June, 19:30
Katrina Naomi is the host of Penzance Poetry Parlour, an occasional reading series with invited poets which begins on 5th June. Katrina has booked...
London
Friday 16th June, 18:30
Debates surrounding the issue of motherhood have hounded women’s writing for decades, and despite advances in feminism, equality, maternity leave and...
Sedburgh
Monday 24th July, 16:00 to Saturday 29th July, 10:00
This four day course invites both new and experienced poets to develop their art within a friendly, supportive environment. A combination of...
Discoed
Friday 25th August, 11:00
"What do we mean when we talk about borders?" Nicholas Murray introduces his latest book, Crossings: A Journey through Borders (Seren) and reads from...

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