Books

Retreat West Books

 

Retreat West Books publishes anthologies of short stories from the competitions.

Also coming soon are non-fiction creative writing handbooks, novels and short story collections. Submission details will be available shortly.

 

What Was Left

The 20 shortlisted and winning stories from the 2016 RW Short Story Prize and RW Flash Fiction Prize.

A past that comes back to haunt a woman when she feels she has no future. A man with no mind of his own living a life of clichés. A teenage girl band that maybe never was. A dying millionaire’s bizarre tasks for the family hoping to get his money. A granddaughter losing the grandfather she loves. A list of things about Abraham Lincoln that reveal both sadness and ambition for a modern day schoolgirl.

These stories and more make up this anthology. From moving and poignant, to creepy and laugh out loud funny, they showcase the talented voices writing short fiction today including Jude Higgins, Diane Simmons, Judith Wilson, Emily Richards and Mandy Huggins.

Ebook £2.99 Paperback £5.99

 

 

Inside These Tangles Beauty Lies

The 24 winning stories from the 2014 Retreat West competitions.

Fear, hysteria, lies and rituals are just some of the themes that appear here but what all the stories share are memorable characters and a note of hope that runs through life no matter how bad, or mad, things might get.

With stories from Tracy Fells, Mark Newman, Sonja Price, Kevlin Henney and more.

50% of proceeds are donated to the Beanstalk charity in the UK, which helps school children that struggle with reading.

Ebook £0.99

 

 

 

Inside These Tangles Beauty Lies

The 24 winning stories from the 2014 Retreat West competitions.

From charity shops to tube lines and stalkers to monsters under the bed, the winning stories in the Retreat West Short Story Competition are a brilliant example of how one mind takes a theme and does something completely different with it to another. There’s funny, creepy, sad and downright weird stories in here and a chance to discover some great new voices and emerging writers.

With stories from Jacqueline Ward, Tracy Fells, Katherine Hetzel, SE Craythorne and more.

50% of proceeds are donated to the Beanstalk charity in the UK, which helps school children that struggle with reading.

Ebook £0.99