“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Comma Press

Comma Press is a not-for-profit publishing initiative dedicated to promoting new writing, with an emphasis on the short story. It is committed to a spirit of risk-taking and challenging publishing, free of the commercial pressures on mainstream houses.

Something happens in good short stories that's quite unique to them as a form; the imaginary worlds they create are coloured slightly differently to those of the novel. Their protagonists are more independent and intriguing. The realities they depict more arbitrary, accidental and amoral. Comma believes British publishing is missing out on something in its neglect of the short story, and to make up for it we are currently the most prolific hard copy publisher of short stories in the country.

Publications

TitleAuthorTranslatorDateZone
Points of OriginDiao DouBrendan O'KaneNov 2015UK
Shi Cheng: Stories from Urban Chinamultiple authorsmultiple translatorsApr 2012UK