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

— Scott Pack

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What is The Fiction Desk?

The Fiction Desk is an independent publishing house based in the UK. We exist to encourage and promote new short stories, primarily through our series of new writing anthologies. We feature work from across the English-speaking world, as well as the occasional translated story.

For writers

The short story is the perfect medium in which to develop new techniques, try new approaches, and reach new audiences. At The Fiction Desk we welcome debut authors as well as more established talents. We pay for every story we use, provide full editorial support, and we don't ask for more rights than we need to publish a story and keep it in print.

If you write short stories and think your work would suit us, find out about submission opportunities.

For readers

The short story is the perfect way to explore a wide range of fiction in a handy, accessible format. Our regular anthology series will introduce you to a host of new writers and new ideas. Many of our debut short story authors go on to publish novels and collections of their own; our readers were the first people to discover their work.

To find out more about the stories we publish, treat yourself to a copy of our latest anthology.

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