“I could open the case, have a peek, and sneak out again. Just a peek. No one would know…”

Uncle Dougie's Suitcase, Alastair Chisholm

Houses Borders Ghosts

Submission Call: General Short Story Submissions

Our standard submission call, for all types of story.

Theme: various

Deadline: Open now. Deadline Friday, 31st May, 2024.

Word count: 1,000-10,000 words

Submission fee: standard (see submission guidelines).

Payment and rights: standard (see submission guidelines).

How to submit: Read the submission guidelines, then send us your story through our submission form.


Our 'general' category is our standard, catch-all category, and runs during every submission period. It includes the range of styles and genres that feature in all of our anthologies: literary or general fiction, light supernatural or science fiction, and combinations of those.

If you've read one of our anthologies, you'll know the kind of thing we're looking for. If not, the best way to get a sense of what we publish is to pick up a recent volume. Our latest, New Ghost Stories IV, is out now. (As the tile suggests, that particular volume is dedicated to supernatural fiction. For a more varied selection of stories, check out our previous anthology, Houses Borders Ghosts.)

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