Cinnamon Press

Welsh Books Council


Cinnamon Press
Ty Meirion
Glan yr afon
Blaenau Ffestiniog
LL41 3SU

Date company established



Welsh Books Council (Wales)
Inpress/Central Books (UK)

Number of titles in print

90 (including poetry, novels, short fiction and non-fiction)

Number of titles published annually (on average)



Mike Fortune-Wood: administration, including sales, website & design
Jan Fortune: editorial & submissions

Types of books published

Selected non-fiction titles (home education or mixed genre titles); full length fiction; short story anthologies and collections; micro-fiction; poetry collections; poetry anthologies; poetry journal; home education journal.

Advice to writers concerning submission of manuscripts

Full guidelines are on the website: we advise authors to read the guidelines carefully.

We also have specific submission calls for anthologies.

Our emphasis is on the quality of writing.

We have a pro-active approach to supporting Welsh writing in English with a series of poetry collections for New Welsh Voices and several forthcoming titles from established Welsh authors.

We also publish writers from across the UK and internationally, with several forthcoming titles from South Africa, USA, China, New Zealand and Ireland.


Average time taken to respond to unsolicited manuscripts

We will always reply within three months. In nearly all cases response is much faster. If we are interested in taking a project further we will ask to see the whole manuscript and get back to the author within one – three months. Please check on the website as we are not always open for unsolicited submissions.

Any other information

We are a small, innovative press and seek to work closely with our authors. We have high production values and take the editing process seriously. Cinnamon Press books have been launched at the Guardian Hay on Wye literary festival and short-listed for prestigious prizes such as the Forward Prize and the Jerwood Aldeburgh prize, with one of our books winning the Sundial Scottish Arts Best First Book of the Year in 2008. It is our aim that these books should set the benchmark for our future publications.

In addition to selecting manuscripts through submissions, we run two major competitions each year to discover new writers, with a cash prize plus contracts for publication. The competitions cover three genres – debut novel/novella, first poetry collection and short story.

Date last updated: 2 Nov 2017