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The BBC National Short Story Award 2020

ed. Jonathan Freedland

One of the most prestigious literary prizes for a single short story in the UK reaches its fifteenth anniversary.

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Europa28

ed. Sophie Hughes, Sarah Cleave

28 women from 28 different countries share their vision for the future of Europe.

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The Shieling

David Constantine

The characters in David Constantine’s remarkable new collection are united by an urge to absent themselves, to abscond from the intolerable pressures of normal life and withdraw into strange ideas, political causes, even private languages.

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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.

Recent Releases

God 99

Hassan Blasim

Highly anticipated debut novel by acclaimed Iraqi writer, poet and filmmaker Hassan Blasim, described by the Guardian as ‘perhaps the greatest writer of Arabic fiction alive’.

The New Abject

ed. Sarah Eyre, Ra Page

A sequel to Comma‘s award-winning horror anthology The New Uncanny. Featuring specially commissioned stories inspired by Julia Kristeva’s theory of the abject.

Settling the World: Selected Stories 1970-2020

M. John Harrison

A collection of the finest stories by New Wave pioneer M. John Harrrison, handpicked from his five previous collections, and includes two brand new stories.

The Book of Shanghai

ed. Dai Congrong, Dr Jin Li

Showcasing ten contemporary Chinese authors writing about the futuristic metropolis of Shanghai. Part of Comma’s popular ‘Reading the City’ series. Published in partnership with the Confucius Institute.

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

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Refugee Tales

ed. David Herd, Anna Pincus

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

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.

Palestine + 100

ed. Basma Ghalayini

Palestine + 100 poses a question to contemporary Palestinian writers: what might your home city look like in the year 2048 – exactly 100 years after Nakba, the displacement of more than 700,000 people after the Israeli War of Independence?

In Another Country: Selected Stories

David Constantine

Gathering together stories from over two decades of writing, this selection demonstrates why Constantine has been hailed as ‘perhaps the finest of contemporary writers in this form’. Featuring the story that inspired the motion picture, 45 Years.

Reading The City

Celebrating the best short stories from cities in the UK and from around the world.

Breaking The Genre

Literary interventions into science, horror, crime and history.

BBC Short Story Award

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

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'.