Amanda Saint

amanda-saintI’m a novelist and short story writer. My 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. My 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 I’m not writing fiction, I work as a freelance journalist writing features for international magazines about environmental sustainability. I also run my own creative writing business, Retreat West, which I started in 2012. Through this I run writing retreats, courses and competitions.


Fiction, non-fiction, editor


I’m offering a review of a full novel draft with detailed editorial report and recommendations on improving it; along with a Skype/in-person meeting to talk through the feedback.


By email, by telephone, in person