Tuesday, 24 August 2010

New Welsh Review – Editorship

I'll be leaving New Welsh Review in spring 2011, after what's approaching three happy and rewarding years in order to pursue my own writing and other personal projects. As a result, the magazine is now seeking a new editor to commence in March 2011.

This is a wonderful, challenging and unique role for someone with the appetite to drive through their vision and to engage with some of the finest writers and thinkers in Wales – and beyond. An excellent knowledge of Welsh writing in English is required, as is an excellent knowledge of the literary world and works of the wider UK. Ideally, you will have a proven track record in publishing. Energy, commitment and enthusiasm is an absolute must.

To find out more about the role and for details on how to apply, please visit the homepage of our website.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Edwin Morgan 1920-2010

Scotland's finest poet, and one of the finest poets in the UK, Edwin Morgan, has died aged 90. During a publishing career that spanned over half a century, Morgan produced an incredibly various output of originality and brilliance. He will be missed.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Academi Baylit 2010

Baylit: Shock of the New returns this October to push even further the boundaries of literature in Cardiff Bay. As in 2008 the festival will focus on new and emerging writers as well as innovative and original writing styles, publications, technologies and performances. Academi will be releasing more information on the festival throughout July with the full programme being launched in August. In the run up to and during the festival Academi, with contributions from our speakers, will be Tweeting, Facebooking, uploading videos and generally keeping the world updated on everything BayLit related. Subscribe to the Academi's e-newletter to learn more on the line-up as it happens.

New Welsh Review 89...

...will be arriving through your letterbox any day now if you're a subscriber. If you're not, and you'd like to enjoy the best new writing from names such as Niall Griffiths, Robert Lewis, Philip Gross, Sheenagh Pugh, Tim Liardet, John Redmond, Lorraine Mariner, Paul Henry, Meirion Jordan, Tiffany Atkinson and many more, then visit our subscriptions page now.

Carrie Etter's The Tethers wins London Festival Fringe Best New Poet Award

Carrie Etter – long-time contributor to New Welsh Review as poet, short story writer and critic –won the London Festival Fringe Best New Poet Award on 16 August for her debut collection of poetry The Tethers. New Welsh Review is delighted for Carrie and doubly delighted that her winning book is published from Wales in the shape of Seren Books. Congratulations to Carrie who will be awarded a cheque for £2500 later this month!

Bright Young Things Launch - 17 September, Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea

Parthian Books presents work from four emergent writers – Susie Wild, Wil Gritten, Tyler Keevil and J.P. Smythe – with readings and discussion, followed by an after-party. For further details on the launch, email lucy@parthianbooks.co.uk. For further details on the Bright Young Things programme of books and events click here.

Wales in America

The North American Festival of Wales takes place in Portland, Oregon from 2nd to 5th September this year. Further details on the festival and its work can be found here.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

New Welsh Review Subscription Offer

Take out a subscription to New Welsh Review and pay 20% less than the usual price, plus we'll send you a £5 book voucher as a welcome gift. For just £19 and a year of memorable reading simply take out a subscription before the end of August by clicking here