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

5 November 2018 - 11:48 am
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, University College Dublin held the Voices of War international poetry competition for the best original poem on war and its effects.The shortlist has just been revealed, and includes Siobhán Campbell’s poem ‘Speculation’.From the judges:We were delighted with the response to our Voices of War Poetry Competition, launched to...
2 November 2018 - 11:03 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 gift ideas this year, or maybe you’re looking to put a treat for yourself under the tree? Whatever the reason, our Mystery Bundles have returned and you are going to love them.Each bundle contains three titles from our wide and wonderful list, and is terrific value at only £9.99. The books are beautifully wrapped...
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...