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Firefly Press – let your imagination fly

Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2016 and shortlisted for IPG Best Newcomer Independent Publisher Awards 2017

Firefly Press is an independent children’s and YA publisher based in Cardiff and Aberystwyth. Set up in 2013, Firefly is one of the only dedicated children’s publishers in Wales and publishes quality fiction for 5-19 years olds. We aim to publish books by great authors and illustrators wherever they are from.

We launched our Dragonfly series for 7-10 year olds in May 2014 part-funded by the Welsh Books Council and set in contemporary Wales. Dragonfly stories are funny, fantastical, scary, exciting and full of adventure. In 2017 we received a three-year grant from Welsh Books Council. 

Many of our books were included in the 'best of children's and YA books 2015, 2016 and 2017' lists and listed for awards including Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot by Horatio Clare, which won the Branford Boase Award 2016. Dottie Blanket and the Hilltop by Wendy Meddour was shortlisted for the Tir na n-Og Award and Dragon Gold by Shoo Rayner and The Shiver Stone by Sharon Tregenza were both highly commended for the same prize. Alien Rain by Ruth Morgan was shortlisted for the Tir na n-Og Award in 2017.