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

15 November 2016 - 03:17 pm
Paul Deaton has won the SaveAs Writers International Poetry Competition with his poem ‘Raskolnikov’, which features in his forthcoming debut collection, A Watchful Astronomy (October 2017, Seren).See the full listings on the SaveAs Writers website, and read Paul Deaton's winning poem here.
15 November 2016 - 02:55 pm
Eoghan Walls has been shortlisted for the 2016 Manchester Poetry Prize.This year the poetry prize will be judged by Adam O'Riordan, Sarah Howe and Helen Mort. Other shortlisted poets include Dante Di Stefano and Rebecca Tamás. Click to view the full shortlist.Eoghan’s most recent collection The Salt Harvest was published by Seren in 2011.
7 November 2016 - 12:43 pm
Submit your Christmas-themed poem for entry to the Seren Christmas Poetry Competition!Entries are now open for our Christmas Poetry Competition, judged by poetry editor Amy Wack. You are invited to submit one poem with a Christmas theme for consideration, before the closing date (21 November). All submissions will be read and the winner will be announced on 5 December.What is the prize? The winning poem will be circulated to all Seren’s publishing and literary friends as the official 2016...
28 October 2016 - 01:16 pm
Jasmine Donahaye, author of Wales Book of the Year Non-Fiction winner, Losing Israel, has been shortlisted for the V S Pritchett Memorial Prize.The annual prize of £1,000 is awarded to the best unpublished short story of the year. and Jasmine’s short story, ‘Theft’, a “haunting” period piece that harks back to its narrator’s experiences as an 11 year-old country girl hired to help a couple of visiting gentry collect birds’ eggs in remote bog-land...
27 October 2016 - 03:15 pm
Halloween is almost upon us, and what better to do than sit with a good book as the witching hour draws closer? See below for a selection of our darker and more chilling titles, from fiction, to poetry, to crime.Masque, Bethany W. Pope£9.99This richly gothic re-telling of Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera takes us to 19th Century Paris, where aspiring opera singer Christine is trapped between theatre owner Raoul’s ‘romantic’ vision of her as a bourgeois wife...