About Seren

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.

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

Rebecca Parfitt
Editorial Assistant for Poetry Wales
Rebecca has worked in publishing and bookselling since 2006, beginning her career in London. She joined Seren in 2011 and spent a year on production for the fiction titles. She is currently Editorial Assistant for Poetry Wales and manages the advertising and subscriptions for the magazine. She is also a writer of poetry and fiction and was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2010. Rebecca founded The Ghastling in 2014, a magazine devoted to ghost stories, the macabre and the oh-so strange....
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. 
Rosie Johns
Marketing and Communications Officer
Rosie joined Seren in 2015 as marketing and communications officer and has been in book marketing since completing her English Literature degree at Cardiff University in 2014. When she's not trying to read ten books at the same time, you'll find her in the gym, kickboxing, or baking a cake. For any marketing and publicity enquiries contact rosiejohns@serenbooks.com
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
Penny Thomas
Fiction Editor
Penny Thomas has worked for Seren since 2006 and as part-time fiction editor she is usually buried in manuscripts, some of them wonderful. She loves her job and looks to bring a range of innovative, talented writers to the Seren list. Penny also runs Firefly Press, publishing books for children and young adults and lives in Cardiff with her two children and Sooty the dog. 
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.