Introducing: Llais Newydd Poetry Press

Dee Dickens and Joe Thomas are happy to announce the birth of a new voice for Welsh writing in the launch of Llais Newydd Poetry Press.

We are proud to have five amazing collections in the works from five amazing writers:

Joe Thomas, Fina Stargardt, Sascha Wharton, Hannah Edge and Alice Gretton.

Please see Mission Statement for details

A new voice for a new generation of writers

Mission Statement

Llais Newydd Poetry Press exists for the following reasons:

To publish debut collections by new writers.
Llais Newydd will publish debut and follow up collections by previously unpublished writers. We aim to bring new voices into the literary world that would otherwise not get a chance to be heard.

To create a space for marginalised voices.
For too long there has not been a specific home for writers from marginalised groups and Llais Newydd seeks to remedy this by providing a press that prioritises those voices. Our first five publications will be voices from the Autistic and LGBT communities most of whom are Women. We can do this by not having open submissions, but from hand picking from the queer and neuro-divergent poets and writers that we know to be waiting to he heard.

To further the Welsh language.
Llais Newydd is committed to not only publishing books in Welsh, but also to translating their publications into Welsh and producing poetry anthologies as a way to raise money for Welsh charities that look after people from marginalised groups.

To value artists
Llais Newydd are utterly committed to paying their artists, and auxiliary workers, whether that be for proofreading, cover art or editing. No job is undervalued by us and we will always pay for services.

WE’re looking for 2 experts to join our expert panel coming in 2021.

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As announced on Twitter new for 2021 we are introducing a experts panel into the magazine, we are currently looking for a theatre and gaming expert, the panel will be 250 words for each panelist and will cover there specialist area, and the readers will have the opportunity to ask questions via email and the panelist having complete control over what questions they choose to answer.

Don’t let the word expert throw you, we are looking for someone who has experience in either theatre or gaming professionally, and would like to write a short piece each month and have it published in the magazine.

As a small independent magazine, we have a limited budget, but are offering a small rate for this work to be increased as the magazine grows.

If interested contact me for more details at:

We’re looking for writer’s to volunteer with us.

Are you a writer looking for a platform to showcase your work? Have you considered contributing to a magazine.

Hi everyone,

I don’t often put out for calls for help, but these are difficult times. With the current health climate affecting small businesses so drastically I am feeling the need to focus on other areas of the business, such as increasing content, advertising and marketing and finding creative ways to spread the word and promote our little magazine so it survives to enable me to do that I am putting out this call for writers to volunteer with us to contribute to copy (write a feature or review).

As editor I get final decision on all content and must stress, the magazine has a positive outlook and our content reflects this.

The Details: what we expect.

Ideally you will contribute an article to the magazine, in return we will promote your work in and outside the magazine using our social media channels.

We expect that you are able to work independently and remotely and to strict deadlines. We have strict deadlines because of release dates and editing and printing times. It also saves a lot of time if you provide your own images.

For gaming reviews from time to time we may contact you to provide codes for upcoming games in return for a review such reviews are in strict confidence and quite often have a specific release date.

We will support you however we can including listing you in our contributors list.

Ideally we would like for you to commit to providing at least 1 article a month for 6 months.

If you would like to become a part of our team email me a sample of your writing and which area you are interested in to

This is initially a volunteer basis we are hoping to review in December 2020 with a view to looking at being able to pay our writers.

N.B Also if you are outside Norfolk and Suffolk you can also apply to write for our new publication Everyday Entertainment Magazine.