Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Aeronwy Thomas-Ellis, daughter of Dylan Thomas, dies aged 66

Tributes paid following the sad news of the death of Aeronwy Thomas. Read the full story here.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

Forward Prize nomination for Meirion Jordan

Congratulations to Meirion Jordan, who has been nominated for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Read the story here.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Coming up in Issue 85 - published next month

Issue 85 of New Welsh Review will be published next month and includes Byron Rogers on (auto)biography, Jasmine Donahaye on migration, Lucie Armitt on Sarah Waters's The Little Stranger, John E. McGrath on National Theatre Wales, Meirion Jordan on poetry and history, and Stevie Davies on researching her forthcoming novel, Into Suez. Fiction comes from Robert Minhinnick and Tyler Keevil, with new poems by Pascale Petit, Kelly Grovier and Claire Crowther, among others. All this plus reviews of the very best writing from Wales. To subscribe to New Welsh Review click here.

Oxfam Bookfest - Fflur Dafydd and Deborah Kay Davies at the Wales Millennium Centre

Wales Book of the Year winner Deborah Kay Davies and Fflur Dafydd, who won the Oxfam Emerging Writers Award 2009, will join Peter Florence tonight at the Wales Millennium Centre from 6.30 pm to discuss their work. I've been hugely impressed with both writers' work – Deborah Kay Davies's Grace, Tamar and Laszlo and Dafydd's Twenty Thousand Saints. Highly recommended.

Tuesday 14 July, 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (Seligman Room)
Tickets available at the door or pre-ordered from Academi
(Tel: 029 2022 2275)

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Email submissions

A reminder that we are now receiving email submissions for poetry and fiction – our way of making submissions more convenient and saving trees.

Please note that we can only consider six poems in any three-month period or one piece of short fiction (2500-3000 words). Due to the amount and high quality of work we receive, potential contributors are strongly encouraged to read the magazine prior to submitting their work. Please ensure that you include a covering letter with your submission.

Email submissions may be sent to submissions [at]