Amanda Saint

Amanda Saint - Editor

Reading, UK

I'm an award-winning publisher and have published more than 20 books. As an editor, I have worked on hundreds of fiction manuscripts.

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I'm an award-winning publisher and through my independent press, Retreat West Books, have published more than 20 books, ranging from novels and short story collections, to memoirs and anthologies. Many of these books have gone on to win and be shortlisted for awards.
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (UK)
English (US)
Contemporary Fiction
Magical Realism
Psychological Thriller
Short Story
Women's Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs


  • 2020 Saboteur Awards - Most Innovative Publisher

Work experience


September, 2012 – Present (over 10 years)

I am the founder of, commissioning editor and publisher at the award-winning Retreat West Books (Winner: Most Innovative Publisher 2020 Saboteur Awards), which publishes novels, memoirs and short fiction. I have been designing and teaching online creative writing courses, and live workshops, for many years and have worked as an editor on hundreds of manuscripts. I'm passionate about helping writers get to the heart of their characters to create memorable narrators that really come alive for the reader.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Red Dirt Girl

Lupton, C. A.

The Naming of Bones

Kaneen, Jan, Walsh, Triona

Nothing Is As It Was: 32 stories about climate change

Saint, Amanda, Bhattacharya, Susmita, Barton, Cath, Roberts, Jane, Barker, David, Bradney, Angelita, McGinty, Rose, Grobler, Wiebo, Christensen, Kimberly, Saint, Amanda

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