“This was the beginning of the fairy tale, he thought…”

— Assassination Scene, Jason Atkinson

Houses Borders Ghosts

Welcome to The Fiction Desk

We publish regular anthologies of new short fiction. Our stories come from a diverse range of established, award-winning authors and newcomers, all brought together by the love of a well-written short story.

Our anthologies are genre agnostic; most of our stories might loosely be called '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 anthology below.


New Ghost Stories IV

Our latest anthology of new short stories is a special volume dedicated to the supernatural. It features stories by authors including Alastair Chisholm, Jo Gatford, Cindy George, and Matt Plass. It's available to order now.

Get your copy here.

(Our previous volume, Houses Borders Ghosts, features short stories in a wider selection of genres, and is also available now. Find it here.)


Send us your work

We welcome short story submissions from both new and established writers. If you'd like to send us your work for potential publication, start by checking out one of our anthologies (see above). Then take a look at our submissions guidelines.