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

— Scott Pack

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Somewhere This Way

Short Story Anthologies

The Fiction Desk publishes a regular series of short story anthologies, featuring new fiction from both established and debut authors. Our volumes showcase some of the best new writing from the UK and abroad, and celebrate the sheer pleasure of a well-written short story.

The series also features occasional anthologies of short fiction with a supernatural element, under the New Ghost Stories title.

Our short story anthologies are avalable in both paperback and Kindle editions. You can find out more about each volume below. (If you're new to The Fiction Desk, the best place to start would probably be our latest anthology, Somewhere This Way. Or you could start at the beginning with our very first volume, Various Authors.)

Our Latest Anthology:

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13. Somewhere This Way

Paperback £14.99 | Kindle

Our latest anthology of new short fiction, exploring the routes people take through life, and how they find — or lose — their way.

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Previous Titles:

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12. And Nothing Remains

Paperback £12.99 | Kindle

Many of the stories in our twelfth anthology of new short fiction explore different forms of loss, and what comes afterwards.

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11. New Ghost Stories III

Paperback £9.99 | Kindle

Our third selection of stories with a supernatural twist, including new work by Amanda Mason, Philippa East, and more.

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10. Separations

Paperback £9.99 | Kindle

The short stories in our tenth anthology of new short fiction explore kinds of separation: between the past and the present, within families, and between individuals and their own identities.

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9. Long Grey Beard and Glittering Eye

Paperback £9.99 | Kindle

Our ninth anthology of new short fiction, including the winners of the 2015 Newcomer Prize.

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8. New Ghost Stories II

Paperback £9.99 | Kindle

Our eighth anthology features eleven tales of the supernatural, including the winners of our 2014 ghost story competition.

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7. There Was Once a Place

Paperback £9.99 | Kindle

Our seventh anthology features fourteen stories, including some debuts, some returning favourites, and the winners of our 2014 flash fiction competition.

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6. New Ghost Stories

Paperback £9.99 | Kindle

Our first dedicated collection of supernatural tales includes the winners of our 2013 ghost story competition.

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5. Because of What Happened

Paperback £9.99 | Kindle

Our fifth anthology, featuring S R Mastrantone, Matt Plass, and the winners of our 2013 Flash Fiction Competition.

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4. Crying Just Like Anybody

Paperback £9.99 | Kindle

Our fourth anthology, featuring Richard Smyth, Miha Mazzini, and the return of Matt Plass, Matthew Licht and Colin Corrigan.

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3. The Maginot Line

Paperback £9.99 | Kindle

Our third anthology. New stories from nine authors including Benjamin Johncock, Ian Sales, Andrew Jury and Mandy Taggart.

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2. All These Little Worlds

Paperback £9.99 | Kindle

Our second anthology. New stories from nine authors including Mischa Hiller, Charles Lambert, Jason Atkinson, and Halimah Marcus.

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1. Various Authors

Paperback £9.99 | Kindle

Where it all began: the first volume in our new series of short story anthologies, featuring stories from Charles Lambert, Jon Wallace, Matthew Licht and more.

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