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Short Story Submission Form

Thank you for your interest in The Fiction Desk. Please use this form to submit a short story for potential publication in our regular anthology of new fiction.

The form on this page is for regular short story submissions only. To enter your story for the Newcomer Prize, please use this form instead.

Please note that until the end of 2015, we are asking that all submissions are accompanied by a £3 submission fee, which helps with our running costs. For more information, please see our submission guidelines.

This form does not constitute an offer to publish. It's just a way to simplify the usual submission process for unsolicited manuscripts.

1. About You

Your Full Name Please give your real name, not your pseudonym / pen name.


Your Email Address


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Your Full Address Please include the country.


Website If you have one.

Author Biography Just a couple of lines, with anything relevant to the subject matter, or any previous publications. If you use a pen name, let us know here.


2. Submission Fee

Until the end of 2015, we are asking all submitters to pay our £3 submission fee. By paying this, you'll contribute to our running costs and help us to publish great new short fiction. As thanks, we'll speed up the response time on this story so that you hear back within two weeks. You can also choose to purchase one of our anthologies instead of paying the fee (this option appears on the next page).

We're asking all submissions until the year to include the fee: you'll be able to make payment, or purchase an anthology instead, on the next page.

3. About Your Manuscript

Title of Your Manuscript


Approximate Word Count This should be between 1,000 and 20,000 words.


Brief Synopsis Tell us about your story in a couple of sentences!


4. Upload Your Story

Your story should be in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx).

The document should contain your real name, the title of the story, and your email address in the header. The manuscript should be double-spaced, in 12-pt Times New Roman type, on A4 or US Letter paper with one-inch margins and page numbers.

Please only attach one story at a time.

Attach Your Story:*

Please check this box to confirm that this story is entirely your own work, and does not contain any material written by anybody else, or copied from elsewhere.*