Retreat West is all about reading and writing fiction. Learn with great authors on residential writing retreats and online courses; get published and paid in the competitions; and improve your skills with the courses and editorial reviews.

Our Author Members also get ongoing motivation and inspiration via email; discounts on the courses and retreats; free entries to the comps and free copies of the books we publish; a supportive online community; and priority booking when new courses are launched.


Retreat West Books publishes short story collections, novels and memoirs.

The RW Short Story Prize
Ends on October 28, 2018£10.00
£10.00

Submit short stories of 1500 to 5000 words

Full guidelines: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/the-rw-short-story-prize/

Ends on October 28, 2018£8.00
£8.00
Submit flash fictions up to 500 words (no minimum word count)
Full guidelines: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/the-rw-flash-fiction-prize/
Submit flash fiction stories up to 500 words (excluding title)
Do not include your name in the story
See full details on the website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/quarterly-themed-flash/
Ends on January 27, 2019£10.00
£10.00
Submit your first chapter only (up to 3,500 words) plus novel title
Do not put your name in the document or on the entry title
See full competition details and rules here: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/competitions/first-chapter/

PLEASE NOTE: Submissions that ignore the rules and include prologues or more than one chapter will be automatically disqualified. 

Themed Flash Competition: Fire

Deadline: 31st March 2019


Submit flash fiction stories on the theme up to 500 words (excluding title)  

Do not include your name in the story  

All entries are judged by Amanda Saint, novelist, short story writer, publisher and founder of Retreat West. 

The winner and two runners-up receive cash prizes and have their stories published on the website.  

You can read winning stories from previous competitions here.  

Winner Prize: £200  

Runner-Up Prize x 2: £100  

Word count: Max 500 

See full details on the website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/quarterly-themed-flash/


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Become a Retreat West Author Member to get entries to the flash competition included as part of your benefits, as well as loads of other great stuff to get you writing, submitting and published more often. Join our writing community here. 

Themed Flash Competition: Wind

Deadline: 30th June 2019


Submit flash fiction stories on the theme up to 500 words (excluding title)
 

Do not include your name in the story
 

All entries are judged by Amanda Saint, novelist, short story writer, publisher and founder of Retreat West. The winner and two runners-up receive cash prizes and have their stories published on the website.
 

You can read winning stories from previous competitions here.
 

Winner Prize: £200
 

Runner-Up Prize x 2: £100
 

Word count: Max 500
 

See full details on the website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/quarterly-themed-flash/


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Become a Retreat West Author Member to get entries to the flash competition included as part of your benefits, as well as loads of other great stuff to get yourwriting, submitting and published more often. Join our writing community here.

Themed Flash Competition: Earth


Deadline: 29th December 2019
 

Submit flash fiction stories on the theme up to 500 words (excluding title)

Do not include your name in the story

All entries are judged by Amanda Saint, novelist, short story writer and founder of Retreat West. The winner and two runners-up receive cash prizes and have their stories published on the website.

You can read winning stories from previous competitions here.

Winner Prize: £200

Runner-Up Prize x 2: £100

Word count: Max 500

See full details on the website: http://www.retreatwest.co.uk/quarterly-themed-flash/


 

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Become a Retreat West Author Member to get entries to the flash competition included as part of your benefits, as well as loads of other great stuff to get you writing, submitting and published more often. Join our writing community here.

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