THE Micro Fiction Course

Online micro fiction workshops

Only available to Community Members as part of the Courses Membership

10 generative workshops focused on the wonderful word of micro fiction and its forms.

Each workshop features a craft discussion, a reading, questions to get you thinking, and a single prompt with word count goal to write to. Word counts will vary from 50 to 300 words. You can use the prompts to create work for a themed micro collection, or to create lots of standalone pieces for competition and journal submission. 

Course tutor

Amanda Saint

Amanda started Retreat West in 2012 and expanded to include Retreat West Books in 2017. She has been designing and teaching online courses, and live workshops, for many years and has worked as an editor on hundreds of manuscripts. 

Her debut novel, As If I Were A River, was longlisted for the Guardian Not The Booker Prize, a NetGalley Top 10 Book of the Month and a Book Magnet Blog Top 20 Book of 2016. Her second novel, Remember Tomorrow, published in March 2019 to critical acclaim.

Amanda’s stories have been widely published in journals and anthologies; longlisted in the Mslexia Flash Fiction Competition, Fish Flash Fiction Prize, and Ink Tears Short Story Prize; shortlisted for the Flash 500, V300 and Cranked Anvil Short Story Competition; and won the Editor’s Choice Prize at 101 Words. She is currently working on a flash collection and a novella-in-flash.