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.


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
Earlier this year a new Italian edition of The Immigration Handbook by Caroline Smith was published by Edizioni dell'asino.  Il manuale dell’...
September 2020 - 12:20 pm
Robert Walton has been awarded first place in the North American Festival of Wales Eisteddfod Poetry Competition. Inaugurated this year, the...
September 2020 - 09:49 am
On Thursday 3rd September, Virtual First Thursday will return after our short summer break. Unbelieveably, this will be the fifth First Thursday held...
August 2020 - 08:50 am
On Friday 31 July, it was announced that Zoë Skoulding and her collection Footnotes to Water have won the poetry category in the Wales Book of the...
August 2020 - 14:26 pm
We are delighted to share that both Deryn Rees-Jones and Zoë Skoulding have been shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year in the poetry category. The...
July 2020 - 10:40 am
Poetry Wales are raising money to set up a new bilingual competition and anthology for young people aged 10-17 across Wales and the UK, but they need...
July 2020 - 10:46 am
We are delighted to hear that Seren poet Polly Atkin has been awarded a Northern Writers' Award for Poetry, 2020.  Established in 2000 by New Writing...
June 2020 - 17:03 pm
Welcome to the Seren Stay-at-Home Series archive! Over the coming weeks, we will be uploading recordings of the entire two-week series to our Youtube...
June 2020 - 10:50 am
It will soon be easier than ever to get hold of Seren eBooks when they become available to buy via our website later this month. Rediscover forgotten...
June 2020 - 14:07 pm


Thursday 1st October, 19:30
Join us on Thursday 1 October for Virtual First Thursday: A National Poetry Day Special. We will be joined by Rhian Edwards and Marvin Thompson whose...
Monday 19th October, 12:00 to Saturday 24th October, 09:48
This masterclass is aimed at committed poets aiming to further develop their writing. The tutors are former National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke...

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