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 these brilliant sessions!


All memberships include:

Online CommunityOnline EventsExclusive Content
Interactive forum
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.

Friendly community managers
Our dedicated community managers, who are also writers, share interesting content and chat with members about all things writing!

Special interest groups
Join breakout groups within the main community to focus on specific writing topics, as well as giving and getting feedback on your work.



Webinars
One-hour sessions of masterclass with a Q&A. 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.

Flash feedback
Live one-hour Zoom session for feedback on flash stories up to 500 words. Five members can read per session.

Open feedback
Live one-hour Zoom session for feedback on short stories, novel or memoir extracts up to 1,000 words. Four members will be able to read per session.




Get writing
Up your output and get inspired with our fun, varied and challenging writing prompts and exercises. These are posted several times a week, to keep you writing!

Blogs
Regular blog articles that will help you dig deeper into flash fiction, short stories, novels, novellas and more.

Videos
Regular short videos all about writing and reading, filled with handy tips to help you advance your writing. Plus: timed writing sessions to help you get more words on the page.

membership packages

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:

  • 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 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:

  • 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:

  • 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.

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