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“These regular anthologies ... are becoming essential volumes for fans of short fiction.”

— Scott Pack

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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.

Please do not use this form to enter our Newcomer Prize. All Newcomer Prize entries should be sent using the form linked here instead.

Please note that we are currently 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


You will also receive our email newsletter, containing news about our publications and calls for submissions. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)

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

We charge a £3 submission fee for each story submitted to us. By paying this, you'll contribute to our running costs and help us to publish great new short fiction. We aim to respond to all submissions 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).

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.*

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