Recent Releases

Iraq + 100

ed. Hassan Blasim

Iraq + 100 poses a question to ten Iraqi writers: what might your country look like in the year 2103 – a century after the disastrous American- and British-led invasion, and 87 years down the line from its current, nightmarish battle for survival?

The BBC National Short Story Award 2016

ed. Jenni Murray

Now in its eleventh year, this highly anticipated collection celebrates the very best in contemporary British fiction with an all-female shortlist of renowned authors, who explore the short story form in spectacular fashion.

Swallow Summer

Larissa Boehning

The latest collection from German author Larissa Boehning


The Iraqi Christ

Hassan Blasim

From legends of the desert to horrors of the forest, Blasim’s stories blend the fantastic with the everyday, the surreal with the all-too-real.

In Another Country: Selected Stories

David Constantine

Featuring the story that inspired the motion picture, 45 Years.

The Book of Gaza

ed. Atef Abu Saif

This anthology brings together some of the pioneers of the Gazan short story from that era, as well as younger exponents of the form, with ten stories that offer glimpses of life in the Strip that go beyond the global media headlines.

Refugee Tales

ed. David Herd, Anna Pincus

Fourteen stories exploring real life refugee experiences, told in the style of the Canterbury Tales

Comma Apps

MacGuffin is a literary jukebox, featuring free exclusive stories by Comma Press authors in text and audio form. LitNav also offers a new way of 'reading the city'.

Breaking The Genre

Literary interventions into science, horror, crime.

BBC Short Story Award

Now in its tenth year, the Award is one of the most prestigious for a single short story.


Take a peek at some of Comma's forthcoming titles.