The Retreat West Awards

We’re really excited to be launching the new Retreat West Awards, the winners of which will also be announced at our first online flash fiction festival later this year (Sept 18-19 – more details coming soon!).

The winners will be chosen by the Retreat West team from all the stories we publish online and in our anthologies between 1st August 2020 and 31st July 2021. So you could already be in the running if you have been published on the website recently or appeared in our latest anthology!

If you haven’t then you have 4 and a bit more months to get submitting to our competitions and be in with a chance of winning.

There are separate categories for Micro stories (100 words) and Flash stories (101 to 500 words) and we will choose a winner and runner-up in each category.

  • Best Micro Fiction Title
  • Best Flash Fiction Title
  • Best Micro Fiction Opening Line
  • Best Flash Fiction Opening Line
  • Best Overall Micro Fiction
  • Best Overall Flash Fiction

There will be an awards ceremony during the closing session of the Online Flash Fest where the winners will be able to see their awards through the screen! We will then send the actual awards out to them.