Cinnamon Press

Cinnamon Press aims to develop writers who demanded a high level of attention and wakefulness from their readers. We want to publish books that challenged readers to stay awake and to live boldly, to champion writers who were diverse, distinctive and daring — to publish those who write differently, who produce small wonders in each book.

Celebrating our tenth anniversary in 2015, we're committed to keeping alive the passion and drive that got us this far, and to continuing to grow and improve in the future.


Cinnamon Press is a small, independent publisher run by a family team and based in North Wales. We select books that we feel passionate about and concentrate on a small list of titles into which we put maximum effort at every stage of development.


Cinnamon is an innovative publisher, publishing fiction, poetry and selective non-fiction books. Cinnamon Press books are not defined by genre but by their unique ability to be thought provoking and to say something new.


As a small press operating in North Wales, we aim to include a significant list of Welsh writing in English amongst our titles.

Wales has a tradition of providing a centre of excellence for literature and we also aim to attract books from across the UK and the world. Our list includes books from Wales, Scotland and England and also titles from Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand, America and China etc.

Cinnamon Press publications

Cinnamon Press publishes …

fiction, poetry & non-fiction books from Wales, the UK and the world. Our titles are unique, enjoyable, and thought provoking.

We also run Envoi poetry magazine, now in its 60th year.

Cinnamon Press competitions

We have a rolling programme of seasonal and annual competitions, providing opportunities for writers of poetry, novels/novellas and short stories.

Cinnamon Press courses and mentoring

We hold two residential courses in beautiful places for a small group of writers each spring and autumn. We also offer a highly successful mentoring scheme for selected writers.

Jan Fortune studied theology at Selwyn College, Cambridge and did a PhD in feminist theology. She has worked as a teacher, parish priest and charity director and moved to North Wales in 2001, where she continues to try to learn Welsh. Jan has tutored creative writing courses for the Arvon Foundation, Open College of Arts, Women on Tour, Gardoussel Retreat and NAWE as well as running writing  courses for Cinnamon Press. Her publications include many articles, chapters, and five non-fiction books on alternative education and parenting, inspired by home educating her four (now adult) children, the most recent being Winning Parent, Winning Child; several novels, including This Is the End of the Story, the first part of a major trilogy; and poetry/prose poetry collections such as Stale Bread & Miracles, Turn/Return and Edge. She published the collaborative poetry collection, Slate Voices, in 2014, her contribution being a long poetry sequence focussing on an abandoned slate mine and valley, Cwmorthin, near her home. Her most recent work is on a trilogy of novels examining belief and time: This is the End of the Story, A Remedy for All Things and For Hope is Always Born

Adam Craig is responsible for Cinnamon's cover designs and acts as advisory editor on the press's fiction output. He has published two novels (Vitus Dreams and In Dreams the Minotaur Appears Last), a short story collection (High City Walk) and a prose poetry sequence (Year W), as well as editing several Cinnamon anthologies (most recently The Cinnamon Review of Short Fiction and From Hallows to Harvest: an anthology of the year's turning) and acting as commissioning editor of Cinnamon's Liquorice Fish imprint.

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