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The Newcomer Prize for short stories

We're always working to discover new authors and new stories to publish alongside our regular contributors. The Newcomer Prize is part of this: it's only open to authors who have not been previously published by The Fiction Desk, and who have not yet published a novel or collection of short stories on paper.

We welcome the same range of literary and crossover genre fiction to the Newcomer Prize that we feature in the pages of our anthologies. If you've not yet read us, it's worth picking up one or two of our anthologies to see what we publish. The winners of last year's Newcomer Prize appear in our latest anthology, Long Grey Beard and Glittering Eye.

How to Enter

The Newcomer Prize is now closed. We announced the shortlist and winning stories on 29th January 2016: see them on our blog here. The winning short stories will appear in our next anthology, coming this June.

The Newcomer Prize will open again for entries in early 2017.