Blog posts

  • Writing that has a pulse

    Writing that has a pulse

    Recently a friend shared a quote with me from the poet, Mary Oliver, and also introduced me to her work at the same time as I hadn’t come across her before. I’m very glad I now have as even though I don’t write poetry, and we don’t publish any here at WestWord or over at…

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  • Some stories I really like

    As our journal is so new and there are not lots of stories on the site for you to get a feel of the kind of things we like to publish, I thought I’d share some of the micros, flashes and short stories that we’ve published at Retreat West over the years that have really…

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