Welcome to Retreat West

We help writers develop their skills, get noticed and get published

Courses designed and run by award-winning writers. Competitions judged by leading literary agents, indie publishers and authors. Mentoring, retreats, tailored feedback and more. We offer great value for money, so you can access game-changing guidance and opportunities.


Flexible Online Writing Courses
Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, build your skills on courses with our award-winning writing tutors.


Writing Competitions
Win expert mentoring, feedback from top literary agents and indie publishers, cash prizes and more. 


Retreat West Books
Winner of the Most Innovative Publisher 2020 Saboteur Awards, we’re proud to publish a brilliant range of short fiction, novels and memoirs.


Retreat West Memberships
Want advice from expert tutors and personalised feedback on your work? Sign up for discounted access to our courses, competitions and more.


Flash Fiction Journal
Find inspiration in our collection of winning stories from our flash fiction and micro fiction competitions. 


Writing Retreats
Spend quality time with your work on writing retreats and get one-to-one advice from experienced mentors.