Amanda Saint is a novelist and short story writer. Her debut novel, As If I Were A River, was longlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker Prize, selected as a NetGalley Top 10 Book of the Month and featured in the WHSmith Fresh Talent programme. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and literary magazines and appeared on the Fish Flash Fiction and Ink Tears Short Story Competition longlists.
When she’s not writing fiction, Amanda works as a freelance journalist writing features for international magazines about environmental sustainability and renewable energy innovations. She also runs her own creative writing business, Retreat West, through which she runs writing retreats, courses and competitions. Amanda is originally from Reading but after roaming the world for many years now lives in North Devon with her husband.
As If I Were A River http://amzn.eu/f3hHfNX
Am I Too Late? – Stories for Homes Anthology, 2013. All proceeds go to the housing and homelessness charity, Shelter.
Playing Nurses – Number 11 Magazine, 2013. Longlisted Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2012.
Progress – Flash Fiction Magazine, 2014. Longlisted Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2012.
Fish in Tomato Sauce – Number 11 Magazine, 2015. Longlisted Ink Tears Short Story Competition 2015.
Pregnant Women With Dogs Walk More – Hour of Writes Alternatives Anthology.
Stained Red – 101 Words, 2016. Won Editor’s Choice Competition.
Stop This – Flash Fiction Magazine, 2016.
Purple with a Purpose – A Box of Stars Beneath the Bed National Flash Fiction Day Anthology, 2016.
Recent Awards and Residencies
As If I Were A River - Netgalley Top 10 Book of the Month May 2016 and Longlisted Guardian Not the Booker Prize 2016