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My name is Ceda Parkinson and I'm a third-year student currently studying an English Literature and Creative Writing BA at Falmouth University. Hiraeth is both a project for my degree and an exploratory dive into the world of bookmaking. Like many, I have been affected by the recent COVID-19 lockdown in terms of my studies and my future plans, but also during this time I have been forced to re-define my concepts of home, space and imagination. It was through this that I found the word 'hiraeth', which seemed to brilliantly encapsulate all of these things and more. I would like to share and explore everyone's own definitions of what hiraeth is, for me it is one of those brilliant words that could embody a whole array of experiences. Through this book I will capture some of those experiences through art and the written word.

As a writer, I enjoy creating worlds within worlds, often exploring the strange and uncanny. For updates on my future work, follow me on Instagram: @ceda_parkinson

Overneath Books is a micro-press dedicated to publishing the honest, sacred and beautiful.

Our themes often explore feelings, objects and places that are liminal and transient in their nature. We’re interested in artwork, poetry and short stories that are in-between, just on the edge of the border, or just out of sight in the mist. We are passionate about boosting the voices of writers and artists who are less represented in the publishing industry, such as ethnic minorities, differently-abled and the LGBTQIA+ community, and we also warmly welcome any new writers and artists.

At present, our focus is on publishing anthologies. Previous publications have included Hiraeth, an international anthology combining poetry, story and art. A copy of this can be bought in the shop, linked above.

We are always looking for new and exciting voices to showcase in our high-quality books. If you would like to be involved, please visit our submissions page where we will be posting information on our upcoming projects.

For regular updates on our work, please follow us on our Instagram and Twitter accounts: @overneathbooks

Any queries, please get in touch. You can find our details on our contact page.