2019 Partners & Sponsors


New Welsh Review’s Principal Sponsor for the New Welsh Writing Awards 2019 is Aberystwyth University, and the magazine is hosted within the university’s Department of English and Creative Writing.

Aberystwyth University is a public research university located in Aberystwyth, Wales. Aberystwyth was a founding Member Institution of the former federal University of Wales. The University has almost 8,000 students studying across its six academic Institutes and was voted Top Five in the UK and Top in Wales for Student Satisfaction in the annual National Student Survey. Students from the department help us judge, market, promote, publicise and run the Awards and readers’ poll. We also run up to 20 placements with students from the department and the wider Institute of Arts and Humanities at the University, working especially with the schemes AberForward and GO Wales, to improve employability and key skills, and to creative industry work experience to students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These placements vary from three days to eight weeks and are a mix of voluntary and paid schemes. We are delighted to work in particular, in a positive and supportive atmosphere, with disadvantaged and disabled students, in order to improve accessibility to and diversity within the publishing and media industries, as well as to contribute to a publishing and media hub outside both London and Cardiff.


For the 2019 Awards, we’re very grateful for philanthropic support from a longstanding subscriber Richard Powell which has enabled us to run a second category this year, the Rheidol Prize for Writing with a Welsh Theme or Setting.


Gladstone’s Library is a residential library and meeting place which is dedicated to dialogue, debate and learning for open-minded individuals and groups. This institution pays tribute to William Gladstone.

It is Britain’s finest residential library, and its only Prime Ministerial library. It was founded by the great Victorian statesman himself and, following his death in 1898, became the national memorial to his life and work as well as one of the few Grade I-listed buildings in North Wales.


Literature Wales believes that literature belongs to everybody and can be found everywhere. That’s why Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre, the home of literature in Wales, has a course for everyone: readers, writers, poets and thinkers. Once a home to Prime Minister David Lloyd George, Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre is not just a beautiful house set in the stunning landscape of rural north Wales, but a beginning to a story.

Join some of the best creative writing tutors in their fields, including former National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke, and Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, for a range of residential courses including scriptwriting, poetry masterclasses, storytelling, writing about food, mindfulness and yoga. Relax and find inspiration in the garden, walk down to the beach, enjoy home cooked meals, and find time to write.

Tŷ Newydd is part of Literature Wales.


Cathryn joined Curtis Brown in September 2016 having established her thriving list of clients at WME. Prior to that she worked at David Godwin Associates, David Higham Associates, and Colman Getty PR, where she coordinated a number of high-profile events, including the Man Booker Prize and the Samuel Johnson Prize. Cathryn helps co-ordinate the Literary Tent at Camp Bestival and works on production at Port Eliot Literary Festival, as well as chairing events at The Edinburgh International Book Festival.


New Welsh Review is supported through core funding by the Welsh Books Council (WBC) which is funded by the Welsh Government to provide a focus for the publishing industry in Wales. WBC provides a number of specialist services (in the fields of editing, design, marketing and distribution) with a view to improving standards of book production and publication in both Welsh and English. It also distributes grants to publishers and WBC actively promotes reading and literacy in Wales.