Discover brilliant new authors in our anthologies of short stories and flash fictions, and get them directly to your phone or tablet here.


20 winning and shortlisted stories from the 2016 Retreat West Short Story and Flash Fiction Prizes. 

A past that comes back to haunt a woman when she feels she has no future. A man with no mind of his own living a life of clichés. A teenage girl band that maybe never was. A dying millionaire’s bizarre tasks for the family hoping to get his money. A granddaughter losing the grandfather she loves. A list of things about Abraham Lincoln that reveal both sadness and ambition for a modern day schoolgirl.


A charity anthology of climate-fiction stories raising funds for the Earth Day Network.

A schoolboy inspired by a conservation hero to do his bit; a mother trying to save her family and her farm from drought; a world that doesn’t get dark anymore; and a city that lives in a tower slowly being taken over by the sea.

Stories with hope and a call for the world to wake up.


20 winning stories from the 2017 RW Short Story and RW Flash Fiction Prizes. 

A wonderful collection looking at relationships of all kinds – the ones we have with ourselves, our lovers, our friends and our mothers. They are funny, poignant, sad and strange but all beautifully written and a fine example of the wonderful writers from all around the world that are creating short stories and flash fictions today.


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A charity anthology of 24 short stories raising money for Hestia and celebrating a hundred years of women’s suffrage.

Featuring stories from award-winning and emerging authors, all of whom have been inspired by the suffragettes and whose stories, whether set in 1918, the current day or the future, focus on the same freedoms that those women fought for so courageously.


A collection of funny, dark, mad, bad, upbeat, downbeat and fantastical short stories about living sustainability from the University of Southampton’s Green Stories writing competition.

A myriad of different ideas about how humans can live more harmoniously with nature, and each other.

Future Shock

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The winning stories in the 2018 Retreat West Short Story and Flash Fiction Prizes cross genres, eras and continents to bring you insights into the human condition through many different voices.

From a young boy finding his place in the world when watching Magnum PI with his family; to an old woman cooking eggs, inspired by the painting by Velázquez; and a self-styled food cop raiding shops and fast-food outlets not selling what he wants them to. This collection is filled with moments of humour, love and pain. Just like life is.

No Good Deed

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These funny, heart wrenching, surreal and uplifting stories on the theme of ‘Help’ are raising funds for the Indigo Volunteers charity.

From afternoon drinking opera singers and a son saving toads for his father, to a woman hiding a refugee boy in her garden shed and a homeless man being given a hand of friendship, help is shown in many different ways.