Swan Song

Publishing on 12th July 2023

This anthology of winning stories from the 2022 RW Prize is the final anthology, and book, we are publishing at Retreat West Books! It’s full of stunning stories and we are so proud of it, and all of the other anthologies from the prize that ran for 7 years. We hope you enjoy them all as much as we did!

Swan Song

A circus that contains unexpected sights. A woman who tends fledglings, hoping she might save them – or herself. A hospital waiting room where all isn’t as it seems. 

Take a breath and dive in to the stories in our final prize-winning anthology, Swan Song. 

Loss, longing, community, communication, the real and the surreal are all explored in this compelling collection of short fiction. 

Swan Song contains the 30 winning and shortlisted stories, flash fictions and micro fictions from the 2022 Retreat West Prize.

Contributors include: Letty Butler, Martha Lane, Susan Wigmore, Emma Phillips, Katie Holloway, Helen Kenndy, Keren Heenan, Melissa Mitcheson, and more.

UK ONLY Paperback Orders – £12.99 incl. P&P

You can order directly from us for paperback in the UK only. Otherwise the paperback will shortly be available for pre-order worldwide from Amazon.

Worldwide Ebook Orders

You can order the e-book version directly from us and it will be emailed to you on publication day. You can also pre-order the Kindle version via Amazon.

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