“Sitting up in the dark, he took a deep breath and scented a familiar, beguiling trace in the air…”
— Deep Green Leaves, Alex Clark
After the pandemic forced us into a publishing hiatus in 2020, we're delighted to be back in action. Our new anthology is out now, and we are open for short fiction submissions for future volumes. To find out more, please sign up for our email newsletter using the box above.
Our new anthology is called Houses Borders Ghosts, and you can find out more, or order your own copy, here.
The Fiction Desk is an independent short story publisher, specialising in new fiction. Our regular anthologies include stories from debut and established authors, from the UK and around the world. We even publish the occasional ghost story. Find out more about The Fiction Desk here.
We welcome short story submissions from both new and established writers. If you'd like to send us your stories for potential publication, we strongly recommend reading our submissions guidelines and at least one of our anthologies before sending us your work.
A guide to this winter's short story submission calls here at The Fiction Desk.
The BBC have announced the shortlist for 2021's National Short Story Award, featuring two Fiction Desk authors.
In which we reveal the latest winner of The Fiction Desk's Writer's Award.
Our new anthology, Houses Borders Ghosts, is due for publication at the end of this month.
It's the tenth anniversary of our first publication, Various Authors.