Recent Releases

The Life-Writer

David Constantine

A new novel, written by critically acclaimed short story writer, David Constantine.

In Another Country: Selected Stories

David Constantine

Featuring the story that inspired the motion picture, <i>45 Years</i>.

The Book of Tokyo

ed. Jim Hinks, Masashi Matsuie

A City Through Short Fiction.

The Drone Eats with Me

Atef Abu Saif

Diaries from a City Under Fire


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.

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.

Instruction Manual for Swallowing

Adam Marek

Welcome to the surreal, misshapen universe of Adam Marek’s first collection; a bestiary of hybrids from the techno-crazed future and mythical past.

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.

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.


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