Recent Releases

BBC National Short Story Award 2014

ed. Alan Yentob

The five shortlisted stories in the UK's most prestiguous award for short fiction - now in its ninth year.

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.

The Book of Rio

ed. Toni Marques, Katie Slade

The ten stories in this anthology bring to life the complex and ever-changing face of Rio de Janeiro behind the tourist-tailored images of the city.

Morphologies

ed. Ra Page

Covering a century of writing that arguably saw all the major short forms emerge, from Hawthorne's 'Twice Told Tales' to Kafka's modernist nightmares, these essays offer new and unique inroads into classic texts, both for the literature student and aspiring writer.

Bestselling

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.

Under the Dam

David Constantine

Entering Constantine’s stories is like stepping out into a wind of words, a swarm of language. His prose is as fluid as the water that surges and swells through all his landscapes.

Litmus: Short Stories from Modern Science

ed. Ra Page

This anthology draws out and distills science’s love of narrative from a wide range of scientific disciplines, weaving theory into very human stories, and delving into the humanity of theorists and experimenters as they stood on the brink of momentous discoveries.

Phobic: Modern Horror Stories

ed. Andy Murray

Phobic shines a torch into the unlit areas of the modern subconscious and suggests the more we know, the more we realise how worried we really should be.

Comma Apps

User-led apps that allow writers, publishers and avid readers of the short story to share, discuss and promote new writing

Breaking The Genre

Literary interventions into science, horror, crime.

BBC Short Story Award

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

Forthcoming

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