Gwyllion is a non-profit, bi-annual genre fiction semiprozine which focuses on publishing science fiction, fantasy and horror from Wales. We publish two online issues a year as well as a limited run of physical copies.
We have been featured on BBC Radio Cymru (listen to our Welsh editor Elidir here and here), and featured in various local and specialist magazines like Inksplott and The Horror Review. You can also find us in the National Library of Wales.
Laurie Raye is a non-binary historian, translator and ice skater who lives in the South Wales Valleys. You probably know them from their pride space flags. They have over ten years of editing experience and their writing has been published in various places, including local presses such as the Lumin Journal. They are a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.
Welsh Language Editor
After an ill-advised six years as a struggling stand-up comedian, Elidir Jones finally worked out that being a full-time genre writer in the Welsh language was sure to bring in unimaginable riches. He has since dabbled in high-concept sci-fi (Y Porthwll), horror (the upcoming series Hen Hunllefau), and fantasy (the Wales Book of the Year award-winning Chwedlau’r Copa Coch). Originally from Bangor, he has settled in one of Dr William Price’s roundhouse cottages in Pontypridd, and spends most of his time with his very tolerant wife and a near-feral rescue dog from Arizona.
Welsh Language Editor
Llŷr is a writer and beekeeper from the Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales. His Young Adult science fiction novel Gwalia won the Tir Na-Nog prize in 2016. He was one of the founding editors of Y Stamp literary magazine and occasionally does silly things on stage with Cwmni Tebot a community theatre troupe that he set up with two friends.
Illustrator and First Reader
Myla is a self-taught digital artist from Wales. They draw inspiration from the natural world and encompass hidden stories of LGBTQ+ lives in their work. In their spare time they design and write game content for Corvidae Games, are the co-director of Queer Heritage Forum and perform with The Pandora Men. You can find them over on Instagram.
Kevin Davies is the Editor-in-Chief at Deadstar Publishing, a Welsh publisher established in 2010, and is lending his experience to Gwyllion as a means of giving back to the writing community.