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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

Submission Call: General Short Story Submissions

Our standard, always-open submission call.

Theme: various

Deadline: open now / no deadline

Word count: 1,000-20,000 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.

Aside from a week or two during holidays, The Fiction Desk is always open for general short story submissions. When we've finished one anthology, we start work on the next. Just send us your story when you think it's ready.

Our 'general' category is our standard, catch-all category. 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, Somewhere This Way, is out now.

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