About Seren

Seren is Wales’ leading independent literary publisher, specialising in English-language writing from Wales. With a list spanning poetry, fiction and non-fiction, 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.

At the heart of our list is a good story told well or an idea or history presented interestingly or provocatively. We’re international in authorship and readership, though our roots remain here in Wales, where we prove that writers from a small country with an intricate culture have a worldwide relevance.

Since its beginnings in 1981, Seren has developed into one of the most interesting publishing houses in Britain. Based in Bridgend, Seren continues to nurture and publish new talent whose quality is recognised around the world.


The Team

Sarah Johnson
Marketing and Communications Officer
Sarah joined Seren in 2019. She studied English Language with Creative Writing at Bangor University and has published stories in several independent anthologies. She juggles many hobbies in her spare time including playing in brass bands and swimming. For all marketing and publicity enquiries please contact sarahjohnson@serenbooks.com. 
Jannat Ahmed
Subscriptions and Marketing Officer for Poetry Wales
Jannat joined Seren in 2019. After completing her MA in English Literature at Cardiff University, she went on to found Lucent Dreaming, an independent magazine for surreal writing and art. Jannat also teaches courses on creative writing and digital media at Cardiff University.
Jamie Hill
Design Assistant
Jamie is Seren’s resident design man and has been with the company since 2014. Jamie has a degree in Fine Art from Cardiff Metropolitan University and can be found on his skateboard in his spare time. 
Simon Hicks
Sales and Marketing Manager
Simon Hicks has been at Seren since 1994, working in sales, marketing, design and production. He was previously a copywriter and features editor. He likes reading, music, art, food and sitting in the garden. You'll always find him with a smile on his face. For sales enquiries email simonhicks@serenbooks.com
Amy Wack
Poetry Editor
Amy, originally from California, started her career with Seren in 1989 where she was the reviews editor for Poetry Wales, before going on to become Seren’s commissioning poetry editor.  She has a knack for picking emerging talent and regularly has books on all the major prize lists. 
Mick Felton
Mick Felton has over thirty years experience in publishing and the book trade and has been representing, managing and editing at Seren for many of them. He is a former Trustee of the Poetry Society and has a longstanding interest and involvement in environmental issues.