“This was the beginning of the fairy tale, he thought…”
— Assassination Scene, Jason Atkinson
We are short story publishers, devoted to encouraging and promoting short story writing. Our regular anthologies of new short fiction feature a diverse range of established award-winning authors and newcomers, all brought together by the love of a well-written short story.
Most of the short stories we publish might loosely be considered 'general' or 'literary' fiction, but we regularly feature supernatural tales and some science fiction.
To find out more about what we do, check out our latest anthologies below.
Our latest anthology of new short stories is New Ghost Stories IV. It's a special volume dedicated to the supernatural, and features stories by authors including Alastair Chisholm, Jo Gatford, Cindy George, and Matt Plass. It's available to order now.
We publish short stores by new and established writers, from the UK and around the world. If you'd like to send us your work for potential publication, start by checking out one of our anthologies. Then, if you think we'd be a good fit for your stories, take a look at our short story submission guidelines.
Information on The Fiction Desk's spring submission call for new short stories.
A look back at the stories we featured in our fourteenth anthology.
The Fiction Desk's annual ghost story submission call is now open.
Jo Gatford won the award for her story Yellow Rock, which appeared in New Ghost Stories IV
Fiction Desk regular Kate van der Borgh will publish her debut novel in 2024.
The latest short story submission calls here at The Fiction Desk.