Recent Releases

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.

The Daughters of the Late Colonel and other stories

ed. Alison MacLeod

Ten of the best Mansfield stories specially selected by the acclaimed author and critic Alison MacLeod who also provides a critical essay.

Moss Witch

Sara Maitland

Each story in Sara Maitland’s new collection enacts a daring kind of alchemy, fusing together raw elements of scientific theory with ancient myth

Gusev and other stories

ed. Frank Cottrell Boyce

Ten of the best Chekhov stories specially selected by the acclaimed author and critic Frank Cottrell Boyce who also provides a critical essay.

Bestselling

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.

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.

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

Take a peek at some of Comma's forthcoming titles