Retreat West Community Memberships

Take your writing to the next level with help from our Community Memberships. We have an active and friendly online space where you can learn, write, and make connections with other writers. Plus, membership packages start from just £25 for the whole year and you get to attend all of our zoom writing, feedback and masterclass sessions!


All memberships include:

Interactive Social Space

Easy-to-use, interactive online space that comes with both Apple and Android apps — for easy any time access on your phone, tablet and laptop. Chat with other members, share and discover great content and get all the Retreat West news first!


Monthly Masterclasses

One-hour Zoom sessions made up of masterclass with a Q&A on elements of flash, short story and novel writing. These will be recorded and uploaded to the community site for members who can’t make the live session.


Friday Flashing

Live one-hour Zoom writing sessions on Friday mornings with a reading, prompt, writing and feedback time. Hosted by either Gaynor Jones, Electra Rhodes or Amanda Saint.


Feedback Sessions

Once a month, one-hour Zoom events where 4 writers a month read a flash fiction story out for feedback.

3 writers a month get detailed, written editorial feedback from Peter Jordan on short story or novel extracts up to 1,000 words.


membership packages

We have a range of affordable packages available that offer great value for money and can match the kind of writer you are!


Community Collaborator

Excellent value for money, our community only package includes all of the benefits listed above.


Editorial Enthusiast

All of the benefits listed above, with additional feedback report from a professional editor on 2,500 word extracts from novels or memoirs. Plus:

  • 10% discount on editorial services.
  • Digital copies of all books published during membership.

Micro Fiction Fan

All of the benefits listed above, with additional feedback on 10 micro stories up to 2,500 words in total. Plus:


Flash Fiction Addict

All of the benefits listed above, with additional feedback on five flash stories up to 2,500 words in total. Plus:

  • COMPETITION ENTRIES INCLUDED! One entry into every Quarterly Flash Competition, the Annual Flash Prize, and the Novelette-in-Flash Prize. See all of our competitions here.
  • Access to the work alone original Fantastic Flashing course.
  • 15% discount on our other flash fiction courses. See all of our courses here.
  • Digital copies of all books published during membership.


Storytelling Devotee

All of the benefits listed above, with additional feedback on stories, novels or memoir extracts up to 15,000 words in total. Plus:

  • COMPETITION ENTRIES INCLUDED! One entry into every Monthly Micro Competition, every Quarterly Flash Competition, the Annual Flash, Short Story, First Chapter and Novelette-in-Flash prizes. See all of our competitions here.
  • 15% discount on all of our courses. See all of our courses here.
  • 15% discount on additional editorial services.
  • Digital copies of all books published during membership.

Fiction Writing Fanatic

All of the benefits listed above, with additional feedback on stories, novels or memoir extracts up to 25,000 words in total. Plus:

  • COMPETITION ENTRIES INCLUDED! One entry into every Monthly Micro Competition, every Quarterly Flash Competition, the Annual Flash, Short Story, First Chapter and Novelette-in-Flash prizes. See all of our competitions here.
  • 20% discount on all of our courses. See all of our courses here.
  • 20% discount on additional editorial services.
  • Digital copies of all books published during membership.

If you have any questions about our community membership, email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.