Burst was established in April 2015 by Simone Greenwood, a primary teacher turned author entrepreneur. We are developing a small but mighty list of books for 0-12 year olds, and plan to launch more titles in 2017, along with a YA imprint. We’re excited to be a part of the growing publishing industry in Wales, and to discover new authors and illustrators both locally and nationwide. Burst is a member of the Independent Publishers Guild.
Part of Burst’s mission is to inspire and empower the next generation of authors, illustrators and publishers in Wales. We support children and young people to unleash their creative energy through school/community workshops and publishing opportunities. So far we’ve completed publishing projects with individual schools, the Velvet Coalmine Festival (a new arts movement for Blackwood and the South Wales Valleys) and Literature Wales’ Young People’s Writing Squads.