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Welcome to Firefly Press, we are an award-winning independent children’s and YA publisher based in Wales. We publish quality fiction in all genres for 5-19 years olds.


Firefly acquires first poetry collection from Welsh poet Alex Wharton

We are over the moon to announce that we have acquired world rights in our first poetry collection for children, Daydreams and Jellybeans by South Wales poet Alex Wharton,...

Firefly acquires Monster Max book by Robin Bennett

We are thrilled to announce that we have acquired World English rights in a hilarious and fast-paced adventure story for 7-9s, Monster Max and the Bobble Hat of Forgetting by...

Firefly acquires new feel-good teen novel from Kate Mallinder

We are delighted to announce that we have acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in Asking for a Friend by Kate Mallinder, author of Summer of no Regrets, from Hannah Sheppard at...

Eloise Williams named first Children’s Laureate Wales

Huge congratulations to Firefly author Eloise Williams who has been selected as the first Children's Laureate Wales (2019-2021). This new national ambassadorial post run by...

Rising Stars Wales Award 2020

New initiative launched to find talented children’s poets from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds based in Wales. If you write poetry for children and come from an...

US Auction for Magical Catherine Fisher MG Novels

Award-winning MG novel The Clockwork Crow and sequel The Velvet Fox by Catherine Fisher, published by Firefly Press in the UK, has just been sold to Walker Books US (Candlewick)...

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