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By Manchester's Finest | Last updated 26 March 2020

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Comma Press is a small, Manchester-based not-for-profit award-winning publisher. They specialize in short stories and fiction.

More specifically, they are committed to a spirit of risk-taking with the aim of putting the short story at the heart of contemporary narrative culture.

They publish a range of new and established authors, collaborations between authors and experts across many different disciplines. They even offer translation commissions devised to identify cutting-edge and often marginalised voices from around the globe.

You can order any of their books to be delivered directly to your door on which helps to support indie booksellers and publishers.


Europa28: Writing by Women on the Future of Europe
‘To be European,’ writes Leïla Slimani, ‘is to believe that we are, at once, diverse and united, that the Other is different but equal.’ This anthology brings together 28 acclaimed female writers, artists, scientists and entrepreneurs from across the continent to offer new perspectives on the future of Europe.

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Palestine +100
This feature poses a question to 12 Palestinian writers asking them what their country will look like in the year 2048, 100 years on from the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinian Arabs. The book covers a range of approaches from SF noir to nightmarish dystopia and even a Palestinian superhero.

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Resist: Stories of Uprising
A collection of fictions and essays spanning 2 millennia of British protest, from campaigns to change unjust laws to the tragedy of Grenfell Tower. Britain might not be famous for its revolutionary spirit but its people know when to draw the line!

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Refugee Tales: Volume I
These are not fictions. Nor are they testimonies from some distant, brutal past, but the frighteningly common experiences of Europe’s new underclass – its refugees. Presenting their accounts anonymously, as modern-day counterparts to the pilgrims’ stories in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, this book offers rare, intimate glimpses into otherwise untold suffering. All profits go to the Gatwick Detainee Welfare Group and Kent Help for Refugees.

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