Books

Our book imprint, New Welsh Rarebyte, publishes the winners of our writing competition, the New Welsh Writing Awards, which was set up to champion the shorter writing and publishing forms, under 30,000 words. This imprint generally comprises short books but we also develop manuscripts to full-length, using our Award-winning entries as a starting point. Our categories since the scheme’s inauguration in 2015, covers (for nonfiction) nature and travel writing, memoir, the essay collection and (in nonfiction), the novella and short stories. Our authors are from all over the UK and the subjects they cover vary widely, although in 2020 and 2021 there is an emphasis on prose with a Welsh theme or setting. All books are chosen and edited by New Welsh Review’s editor, Gwen Davies. The hallmarks of her literary taste are force of narrative voice, originality of style, authenticity of perception, truth of setting and precision of expression.