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.


We received a huge number of excellently crafted poems for this year’s Christmas Poetry Competition, and it was a difficult task for our judge, Amy ...
November 2018 - 16:23 pm
To commemorate the centenary of the ending of the First World War, and to honour all those affected by violent conflict anywhere in the world,...
November 2018 - 11:48 am
We’re now past Halloween and that means the countdown to Christmas has officially begun – whether we like it or not. Perhaps you’re running low on...
November 2018 - 11:03 am
The closing date to enter the Troubadour International Poetry prize is getting close (Mon 22nd Oct), so with that in mind, here's 5 good reasons to...
October 2018 - 14:43 pm
We are thrilled to announce that entries are now open for Seren’s Christmas Poetry Competition 2018. Submit your Christmas-themed poem now. The 2018...
October 2018 - 10:41 am
Carrie Etter’s forthcoming collection, The Weather in Normal, has been named a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Winter 2018. The varied list of...
September 2018 - 16:03 pm
We are delighted to announce that we at Seren have been shortlisted for the ‘Consumer Facing’ category in this year’s Social Business Wales Awards. ...
August 2018 - 09:47 am
The Guardian’s ‘Not the Booker’ longlist has just been revealed and Naomi Kruger’s debut novel, May, is one of 140 titles to be nominated. Also on...
July 2018 - 10:25 am
We are thrilled to announce that Maria Donovan’s debut novel, The Chicken Soup Murder, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Rubery Book Award’s Fiction...
July 2018 - 14:55 pm
Award-winning playwright and author Barney Norris has been named as one of the Royal Society of Literature’s new 40 Fellows under 40. Playwrights...
June 2018 - 10:08 am


Monday 17th December, 10:00 to Friday 21st December, 18:00
The Seren pop-up bookshop returns to Chapter for the fifth year running, 17-21 December. You’ll find us in Chapter’s entrance hall. We’ll have a...
Thursday 3rd January, 19:30 to 22:00
Shrewsbury Poetry are delighted to welcome back Jonathan Edwards, who was the winner of the 2014 Costa Poetry Award with his debut collection, My...
Monday 7th January, 19:30
Join​ Mir Mahfuz Ali, Mimi Khalvati,  Omar García-Obregón and Shazea Quraishi at the Poetry Cafe's monthly 'Exiled Writers' night. Mir Mahfuz Ali's...
Monday 14th January, 19:00
The Glass Aisle is a mesmerising collaboration of songs and poetry by singer-songwriter Brian Briggs – former frontman of indie-folk band Stornoway...
Thursday 24th January, 19:00 to Thursday 28th March, 21:00
Expand your voice with the thoughts, lives and feelings of others ‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of...
Sunday 27th January, 10:00 to Sunday 17th March, 17:00
The 2019 programme at Plas Glyn-y-Weddw willl start with a special exhibition celebrating the life and work of Jonah Jones. Jonah Jones (17 February...
Friday 22nd March, 10:37
Paul Deaton will be appearing at the Teignmouth Poetry Festival with ​Julie-ann Rowell & Ronnie Aaronson. Paul's collection A Watchful Astronomy...
Monday 15th July, 14:00 to Saturday 20th July, 12:00
This course, led by Jonathan Edwards and Patience Agbabai,  will engage with the idea of poetry as play, exploring the joy of messing about with the...
Monday 19th August, 21:16 to Saturday 24th August, 21:16
Led by Deryn Rees-Jones and Katrina Naomi, This course will draw on a range of examples from contemporary poetry that could assist us to develop our...

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