History

Comma's 'History-into-Fiction' series invites authors and historians, activists, crowd scientists and sociologists to collaborate on short stories inspired by historic acts of defiance or moments from history that need to be re-addressed or looked at from another perspective. 

The short stories are accompanied by explanatory afterwords written by the historical consultant, who contextualises the story and reflects on the legacy of the event in contemporary studies and social conscience. As a form, the short story has always allowed authors to venture out from their comfort zones and to experiment with new techniques, new themes and new contexts. The History-into-Fiction series is designed to exploit this 'portability' of the short story, enabling literary authors to inform and engage with historical fiction. 

Including Protest and Resist, our protest-inspired short story anthologies which centre around acts of defiance in British history, from riots to uprising, letter writing campaigns to strikes. 

Protest: Stories of Resistance

ed. Ra Page

The paperback edition of our bestselling anthology of British protest inspired short stories.

Resist: Stories of Uprising

ed. Ra Page

The follow-up to Comma’s successful Protest: Stories of Resistance anthology, featuring twenty authors, whose stories have been written in collaboration with historians and eye-witnesses from centuries of British protest.

Resist: Stories of Uprising

ed. Ra Page

The paperback edition of our popular anthology exploring 20 key moments of British protest history, from Boudica to Grenfell.

The Cuckoo Cage

ed. Ra Page

Short stories by British authors inspired by the ‘superheroes’ of British protest history, from Ned Ludd to Captain Swing, and scurge of the Romans, Cassivel-launus, to 90s anti-roads protestor Swampy.

The American Way

ed. Orsola Casagrande, Ra Page

Covering US foreign policy from 1945 to the present day, an anthology of specially commissioned stories by authors from across the globe addressing America's history of intervention.

Protest: Stories of Resistance

ed. Ra Page

This book asks 20 authors and 20 historians to bring crucial moments of British protest to life.