|Address: The Old Surgery, Napier Street, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA43 1ED|
|Tel: 01239 612059|
|Website: www.parthianbooks.com (Library of Wales www.libraryofwales.org)|
|Distributor: In Wales: Welsh Books Council. Outside Wales: Central Books|
Number of titles published annually (on average) in English for adults: 20
|Date company established: 1993|
|Staff employed (full-time equivalents): 4|
Richard Davies, The Old Surgery, Napier Street, Cardigan, SA43 1ED
Tel. 01239 612059
|Types of books/CD-Roms published: Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Art.|
|Submission: We advise that anyone seeking to be published by Parthian be familiar with our list. An idea of the type of fiction we are interested in always helps. Please send a hard copy of up to 30 pages for fiction or non-fiction submissions, together with synopsis and covering letter, explaining why your work would sit comfortably with the Parthian list. Please send a sampler of 15-20 poems for poetry submissions, together with covering letter. Please include an SAE if you’d like us to return your submission.|
|The publisher seeks new authors particularly in the following categories: Fiction|
|Average time taken to respond to unsolicited manuscripts: Two months|
|Any other information:We publish a range of exciting new fiction, poetry and drama. Recent publications have included Tyler Keevil’s Fireball (part of the recent Bright Young Things series) which was longlisted for the Wales Book of the Year 2011 and went on to win the Media Wales Readers’ Prize; Deborah Kay Davies’s Wales Book of the Year 2010 winner Grace, Tamar and Lazlo the Beautiful; John Harrison’s Wales Book of the Year 2011 winner, Cloud Road; Cynan Jones’s Everything I Found on the Beach; Dai Smith’s In the Frame; Niall Griffith’s exuberant biography and travelogue, Ten Pound Pom; Christien Gholson’s debut novel A Fish Trapped Inside the Wind.
We also publish the acclaimed Library of Wales series of English-language classics from Wales, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government through the Welsh Books Council. The Series Editor is Professor Dai Smith. Titles include Goodbye, Twentieth Century by Dannie Abse, The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen, Poetry 1900-2000, The Dark Philosophers by Gwyn Thomas, and Turf or Stone By Margiad Evans.
Coming up in 2012 – a host of fine new writing, including the best of Stan Barstow’s short fiction, The Likes of Us; a UK-edition of the winner of the Zimbabwean Best First Novel Award This September Sun by Bryony Rheam; Forgotten Footprints: lost stories in the discovery of Antarctica by John Harrison; three debut collections by younger poets Anna Lewis, Alan Kellermann and Jemma King; Jon Gower’s collection of short stories Too Cold for Snow.
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