AN ANTHOLOGY OF PRIZE-WINNING SHORT STORIES AND FLASH FICTIONS
A fairground incident leads a mother to sinister thoughts. The ocean invites itself into a family
home. A folkloric figure looms large over a northern coastal town.
Peel back the layers and see what lurks under the surface of the stories in our latest prize-winning anthology, A Cast of Crabs.
Regret, repression, identity, imagination, the missing and the missed are all explored in this
darkly fascinating collection of short fiction.
A Cast of Crabs contains the 30 winning and shortlisted stories, flash fictions and micro
fictions from the 2021 Retreat West Prize.
Featuring winning stories from Susan Iona Swan, Emma Naismith, Catherine Ogston, Chris Cottom, Martha Lane, Bernadette Stott, Sally Curtis, Sherri Turner and Moira McGrath.
Shortlisted authors whose stories appear are: James Mason, Jess Moody, Juana Riepenhausen, Iqbal Hussain, Paul J. Jackson, Helen Chambers, Kathy Hoyle, Brendan Praniewicz, Gillian Brown, Elle Symonds, Christopher Santantasio, Anita Goodfellow, Richard Hooton, Rosaleen Lynch, Diane D. Gillette, S.A. Greene, Laurie Marshall, Di Spence, Kevin Sandefur, Connie Boland and Kate Simblet.