Cinnamon Press

Cinnamon Press celebrated its 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 51 st year.

Cinnamon Press runs competitions

Twice each year, providing opportunities for writers of poetry, novels/novellas and short stories. You can find out more about Cinnamon Press competitions here.

Cinnamon Press runs courses and mentoring for writers

Each year there are two or three courses in beautiful places run by Jan for a small group of writers. You can find out more on the courses page. We also offer ongoing mentoring for selected writers.

Cinnamon Press is run by a small family team

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; novels, including Dear Ceridwen, Coming Home, and a novel for teenagers, The Standing Ground, which is also popular with adults; a poetry collection and a prose poetry collection,  Stale Bread & Miracles. 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, and is now working on a long-awaited new novel.

Rowan B Fortune left school at the age of 6 to pursue an autonomous education. He did a humanities degree with the Open Univiersity and is currently completing a PhD novel on the theme of Utopia. His interests include philosophy and politics as well as literature and he is particularly interested in approaches to the philosophical novel and in reading everything he possibly can by or about Proust.

Adam Craig is a photographer, writer and graphic designer. In addition to stewarding Cinnamon’s pamphlet imprint, Liquorice Fish Books, Adam creates book covers, mentors as part of Cinnamon’s mentoring programme, and consults on general editorial policy. In addition to stories in several anthologies, he has published an anti-novel, Vitus Dreams, and the prose poetry sequnece Year W. His first short story collection, High City Walk, is due out in March, 2017, and a second novel, In Dreams, the Minotaur Appears Last, should be out early the following year.

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