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The latest news on Seren’s books, authors, events and prizes.

15 October 2018 - 02:43 pm
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 enter:Top prizes of £2,000 & £1,000 & great poetry-book & magazine prizes from leading poetry publishersNew this year, a high-value 3rd Prize – your choice of a week-long 2019 Arvon Foundation writing-course at any Arvon centre around the UKShortest turnaround...
15 October 2018 - 10:41 am
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 Christmas Poetry Competition is judged by Seren’s Poetry Editor, Amy Wack. You are invited to submit one poem for consideration, before the closing date (5 November). Poems must be on the theme of Christmas, and a maximum of 20 lines long. All submissions will be read and the winner will be announced...
3 September 2018 - 04:03 pm
Carrie Etter’s forthcoming collection, The Weather in Normal, has been named a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Winter 2018. The varied list of selections also includes Raymond Antrobus, well-known for his spoken word poetry; former Birmingham Poet Laureate Roy McFarlane; and award-winning Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie. See the full list of selections on the Poetry Book Society website.About The Weather in Normal:In this new collection, Carrie Etter laments the...
16 August 2018 - 09:47 am
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. The awards night will be held on Wednesday 26th September at Cardiff’s City Hall. Entrants come from a range of social businesses but to reach the shortlist, all must ‘demonstrate a dynamic, entrepreneurial and ambitious attitude that are driving the sector forward’.Part of the Social Business Wales...
31 July 2018 - 10:25 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 the list are a number of books by fellow Welsh independent publishers: Ironopolis by Glen James Brown (Parthian), Ash by Alys Einion (Honno), Albi by Hilary Shepherd (Honno), and The Offline Project by Dan Tyte (Graffeg).Voting is open for just one week –...